Next month AfterShock Comics will release The Heathens #2. The second issue of the supernatural series is written by Cullen Bunn & Heath Amodio, with art by Sami Kivelä, colors by Jason Wordie, and letters by Simon Bowland. Today The Beat can present an exclusive preview of the issue, which follows the titular team’s continuing mission to retrieve the escaped souls from Hell.

Here’s how AfterShock describes The Heathens #2:

The Heathens chase the scorpion into its hole and find themselves surrounded by snakes. Can five alphas stay together long enough for the entire pack to make it out alive?

The Heathens is the latest AfterShock Comics title from Cullen Bunn, a writer the publisher has in the past described as “unquestionably AfterShock’s most prolific storyteller.” Bunn and co-writer Heath Amodio are also both involved in Hustle & Heart Films, with Bunn listed as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Amodio listed as its CEO. The Heathens is also the latest AfterShock work for Sami Kivelä, who has previously illustrated a pair of Undone by Blood series with writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson.

Back when the series was first announced, co-writer Heath Amodio described his collaboration with Bunn:

“Cullen really focuses my writing. I tend to just start writing and whatever’s uncovered is where I go with the story. Cullen is more structured than I am, and that really helps when going back and forth with a story like this. He’s a great writer so working with him the past couple of years has undoubtedly elevated my own storytelling.”

Check out the exclusive four-page preview of The Heathens #2 below. The issue arrives in stores and digitally on Wednesday, December 15th.