Disaster Inc is the newest comic from AfterShock Comics, and the publisher announced Tuesday that the book will open for business this April, courtesy of writer Joe Harris and artist Sebastian Piriz.
The book is a timely one, too, dealing with natural disasters (as implied by its name) that have wide-spanning effects for people and communities. There is also a component to the story that plays to our current fascination with the ultra wealthy. Basically, this is a book about a natural disaster that causes a nuclear power plant to break down, and the absurd tourism industry for the ultra rich that grows around it. As far as I’m concerned, it all sounds really interesting.
Preview artwork and covers for the new book can be found below, following the official preview PR and solicitation from AfterShock.
Disaster Inc. #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 04.01.20
Writer: Joe Harris
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: Cully Hamner
In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone”, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.
But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t allow). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.
Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disaster tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can probably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!