Red Atlantis, a new comic from AfterShock Comics due out this June, features the creative team of writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Robert Carey.
The book is also about as timely as it could be, with the key line in its pitch being, “A series of unexplained, violent crimes on Election Day around the U.S. leads the FBI to zero in on a covert group of Russian terrorists.” This marks the third book for Phillips with AfterShock in recent months, with the others being Descendent and Artemis and the Assassin.
The book will feature a journalist from Texas as its protagonist and a set of plot elements that include political espionage, treason, and mind control.
You can find the full PR about the new book, along with interior preview pages, below…enjoy!
Red Atlantis #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 06.10.20
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist & Colorist: Robert Carey
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Robert Hack
Incentive Cover: Tim Bradstreet
A series of unexplained, violent crimes on Election Day around the U.S. leads the FBI to zero in on a covert group of Russian terrorists.
When a Texas journalism student named Miriam accidentally finds herself mixed up in the investigation, her life will never be the same. With political espionage, treason, and even mind control, can she clear her name and stop the U.S. from entering into a new Cold War?
From writer Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN,
DESCENDENT) and artist Robert Carey (Aliens: Resistance, James Bond) comes a fast-paced political thriller that explores the dark history of U.S./Russian relations.
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS ON WHAT THE BOOK’S ABOUT AND WHY SHE’S EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT:
“When a series of violent events are linked to a covert group of Russian terrorists with the ability of mind control, a journalism student finds herself mixed up in a world of espionage and political intrigue as she learns secrets about Russia and about herself.”
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS ON SOME OF THE INSPIRATION BEHIND CREATING THE BOOK:
“Red Atlantis was actually created by Jan Neumann, a former intelligence officer in Russia’s Federal Security Service. After defecting to the U.S. with his wife in 2008, Jan worked with the FBI to find and apprehend European mobsters. Red Atlantis is Jan’s brainchild and born from a lot of his own experiences, as well as the history of the U.S. and Russia’s tense relationship.”
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS ON THIS BEING HER 3rd BOOK WITH AFTERSHOCK (DESCEDENT, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN) AND HOW IT’S BEEN WORKING WITH THE PUBLISHER AND CREATIVE TEAMS:
“AfterShock has always supported my work and ideas while giving me a palace to improve my skills as a writer. Working with amazing artists and editors to bring these ideas to life is extremely exciting as a creator.”
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS ON WHAT SHE HOPES COMIC FANS WILL GET OUT OF THIS AND WHY SHOULD THEY ADD IT TO THEIR PULL LIST:
“There are a lot of familiar themes – espionage, politics, Russia/US tension – but the story brings a supernatural element that is actually steeped in history. Add to that Jan Neumann bringing his life experiences and expertise to this story, and I think our creative team was able to accomplish something really unique with Red Atlantis.”