AfterShock Comics has announced a new series for early next year called Maniac of New York, from artist Andrea Mutti and TV writer Elliott Kalan, whose credits include The Daily Show, MST3K, and Spider-Man & The X-Men.
Maniac of New York is due out from AfterShock in February 2021. The plot has to do with a masked slasher in New York City, one that seems to be “inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable.” Given how impossible to stop the murderer is, the authorities have taken a stance of ignoring him and encouraging New Yorkers to adapt to a new reality wherein death can happen at basically any moment (sound familiar?).
Rolling out this book now, so far in advance, fits into AfterShock’s stated intent to continue commissioning new work in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
You can find the full promotional material, as well as some of the interior artwork from the book, below:
Manic of New York #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale February 2021
Writer: Elliott Kalan
Artist & Colorist: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Andrea Mutti
Four years ago, a masked slasher began stalking the streets of New York City. Maniac Harry is inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable. Which is why the authorities’ solution has been to ignore him, and let New Yorkers adapt to a world where death can strike at any moment. When Maniac Harry starts killing his way through the subway system, trauma-haunted political aide Gina Greene and disgraced NYPD detective Zelda Pettibone become determined to go rogue and destroy him. But how can they fight a monster when they can’t fight City Hall?
From writer Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show, MST3K, Spider-Man & The X-Men) and artist Andrea Mutti (Port of Earth, Hellblazer) comes the horrifying story of what happens when terror becomes the new normal. A frightening, thought-provoking, sometimes funny, always timely tale of murder, obsession, and urban living.