Next month AfterShock Comics will release The Ocean Will Take Us #1. The supernatural thriller comes from the creative team of writer Rich Douek, artist Carlos Olivares, colorist Manuel Puppo, and letterer Dave Sharpe, with a main cover by Olivares and a variant cover by Hayden Sherman. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive extended look at the first issue of the series.

Here’s how AfterShock describes The Ocean Will Take Us #1:

Something’s lurking in the waters of Almanzar Bay – and when Casey March tries out for the swim team, he learns firsthand that messing with the social order of his new high school can have dangerous – even deadly – consequences! 

From Bram Stoker-Award nominated writer Rich Douek (Sea of Sorrows, Road of Bones) and artist Carlos Olivares, comes a new tale of horror and intrigue – where a group of high school outcasts band together to fight a growing evil in their school and town.  

In a statement back when the series was first announced, writer Rich Douek described a little bit more about what the book is about:

“THE OCEAN WILL TAKE US is a supernatural/conspiracy mystery set in one of the most horrifying places on earth – high school! A gang of misfits in the ocean town of Almanzar learn that the local swim team is involved with what they think are performance-enhancing drugs – but in the quest to expose the team, our gang uncovers a conspiracy that threatens everyone they love, and maybe the entire world.” 

Check out the exclusive extended eight-page preview of The Ocean Will Take Us #1, as well as Sherman’s variant cover, below. The debut issue of the series arrives in stores and digitally on Wednesday, April 6th.