Later this month AfterShock Comics will release The Heathens #4. The penultimate issue of the series, which follows a group of history’s greatest killers having returned from the afterlife in pursuit of an even greater evil, comes from the creative team of writers Cullen Bunn & Heath Amodio, artist Sami Kivelä, colorist Jason Wordie, and letterer Simon Bowland. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive extended preview of the issue, which finds the remaining Heathens hot on the trailer of their quarry.

Here’s how AfterShock describes The Heathens #4:

Death is not the end for those that are already dead. How many Heathens remain, and will they be enough to take down the Ripper and their followers?

Back when the series was first announced, co-writer Heath Amodio offered readers three reasons why they should check out the series:

1. Readers get to see 5 of history’s most notorious men and women take on the most infamous murderer in the world.

2. Tons of kick ass action!

3. Sami and Jason have killed it with the art. The book is gorgeous!

Cullen Bunn also offered his thoughts on the benefits of writing with a partner vs. tackling a series solo:

“It’s definitely nice to have a collaborator to throw ideas back and forth with, and when it comes to scripting, Heath and I are able to back each other up. I write the pages that excite me most. Heath does the same. It’s only when we both want to write the same pages that we have to enter battle-to-the-death mode!”

Check out the extended 7-page preview of The Heathens #4 below. The issue is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, February 23rd.