The book returns with a familiar creative team too: writer Cullen Bunn and artist Juan Doe. It will, however, have a new name and slightly tweaked premise. The new title is Dark Ark: After the Flood #1. And it’s a title that gives away the tweaked premise. Whereas the book originally told the story of a corresponding ark to Noah’s filled with dark creatures, the new one is (obviously) set after the flood.
And guess which one gets to land first? That’s right, the bad one. Dark Ark joins an increasing number of new books from AfterShock, which is trying to reach its 100th series within the next two years.
Full PR for the new book can be found below:
DARK ARK: AFTER THE FLOOD #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.02.2019
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Cover: Juan Doe
Incentive Cover: Andrei Bressan
Lenticular Cover: Mike Rooth
THE EPIC SERIES RETURNS
Two arks were built to survive the Flood. One was filled with the creatures of the natural world. The other was populated by…everything else.
Now, the monsters of the DARK ARK have beaten Noah’s ark to land, and a new societal order must be created—one based on the rule of monsters. Khalee, a new sorceress, must maintain order amidst the chaos., but her otherworldly masters have a new task for her. She must devise a way to bring Noah’s Ark to the monsters…because the beasts must feed.
From writer Cullen Bunn (UNHOLY GRAIL, BROTHERS DRACUL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (ANIMOSITY: THE RISE, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions!
CULLEN BUNN ON WHAT THE NEW DARK ARK SERIES IS ABOUT AND WHY HE’S EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT:
“This new series picks up right where the last one left off, but a crazy new direction quickly comes to the forefront. The “Dark Ark” has found land. Now, a society must form–a society of monsters, many of which hate each other. To complicate matters, the man who held a tentative control on the monsters, Shrae, is dead, and his daughter has taken his powers as her own. Khalee is not ready for the magic at her beck and call, and she’s not ready for the demonic orders coming to her from the Great Beyond. The first of those orders: make sure Noah’s Ark reaches the same landing point as Shrae’s Ark. After all, now that the monsters have survived their journey, they need something to snack on.”
ON SOME OF THE REASONS HE WANTED TO CONTINUE THIS POPULAR AFTERSHOCK SERIES:
“I love this series. I love the characters in the book. I love working with artist Juan Doe. The reaction from readers about this book has been incredible, and I think we’ve created a world in which we could tell stories for a long while to come.”
ON SOME OF THE INFLUENCES FOR THE NEW MONSTERS WE WILL MEET IN THIS STORY ARC:
“As before, monsters in this book are pulled from a variety of sources. I noticed straight away, though, that many of the featured monsters this time around are from Greek myth. It wasn’t intentional. The monsters just worked in the story. This time around, it will not be monsters serving as the primary villains. Instead, we’ll see the dangers that a human can pose… particularly to themselves.
And I wanted to give readers a monster they could care about. Readers really connected with the unicorns in the first few issues. I’m going to give them a creature they’ll like just as much. Of course, we all know how it worked out for the unicorns.”
ON THE SWITCHING UP OF THE PROTAGONISTS:
“Since this is a new book and a new jumping on point for readers, I thought giving them a new “lead” was perfect. Of course, Khalee has been a star of the series from the beginning. Only now we’re seeing her in a new light. And, hey, this is a world full of magic and monsters. You might not have seen the last of Shrae. You’ll definitely be seeing more about his backstory–how he became the dreaded sorcerer that he was.”