Later this month AfterShock Comics will release Land of the Living Gods #3. The third issue of the series is written by Isaac Mogajane, with art and colors by Santtos and lettering by Dave Sharpe. The series follows a South African teenager trying to save the world by finding the secret home of the spirits of the first people. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive preview of the next issue of the series.

Here’s how AfterShock describes Land of the Living Gods #3:

After selling Naledi to Shandu’s witch for ritual sacrifice, Kaelo grows tormented by memories of her past and the betrayals that she herself suffered as a child. Meanwhile, Naledi has a chance encounter with someone that harbors a seemingly impossible secret – a secret that could unravel the very foundations on which the stronghold of Serepa is built. 

Back when the series was first announced, writer Isaac Mogajane described why AfterShock was the right publisher for this series:

“I’ve been aware of AfterShock over the past few years through their outstanding comic books, so when I got the opportunity to work on my first book with them, I was beyond excited. My writing background is primarily for television and film, so the opportunity to tell stories in comic book form was both daunting and exhilarating – something that I’ve been waiting to do my entire life. 

Luckily, the team at AfterShock has been amazing and really supportive in helping us get Naledi’s story told in the best way possible. I also have to give a massive shoutout to Santtos, the artist working with me on this book. His designs, panels and overall tone are mind-blowing and far exceeded any expectations that I had going in.”

Check out the exclusive four-page preview of Land of the Living Gods #3 below. The latest issue of the series is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, April 20th.