Next week AfterShock Comics will release Jimmy’s Little Bastards #1. The debut issue of the three-issue, prestige-format miniseries comes from writer Garth Ennis, artist Russ Braun, colorist John Kalisz, and letterer Rob Steen. Today The Beat is pleased to present a preview of the issue, which finds the titular Jimmy enjoying a bizarre game show during his time off.
Here’s how AfterShock describes Jimmy’s Little Bastards #1:
After the shattering events of his last adventure, Jimmy is on extended leave from British Intelligence-sliding slowly into middle age, with carpet slippers, tragic sweater and cup of cocoa to match. The formerly sexist superspy is even reevaluating his attitude to women! His daughter (Don’t say it! Don’t you dare say it!) Nancy is taking up the slack in fine style, cutting a bloody swathe through the Regent rogues’ gallery. But a mysterious message starts Jimmy looking into his family’s murky past…where he finds a clue to a strange and deadly new danger.
In a statement back when the series was first announced, writer Garth Ennis described some of what readers can look forward to seeing (or maybe prepare themselves to see) in this sequel series:
“There are many surprises in the new story, including whale-smuggling, a highly triggering TV show, some very naughty children and dubious goings-on at the highest levels of government. One scene in particular involves a submarine and some hardcore pornography- if anyone does see that one coming, I suggest they get out of the way as quickly as possible.”
Check out the exclusive preview of the issue below. Jimmy’s Little Bastards #1 is due out in stores and digitally next Wednesday, August 17th.