AfterShock Comics has announced There’s Something Wrong with Patrick Todd, a new supernatural crime series from writer Ed Brisson, artist Gavin Guidry, colorist Chris O’Halloran, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The series follows the titular Patrick Todd, a teenaged criminal who uses his psychic abilities to influence the minds of his victims.
Here’s how AfterShock describes There’s Something Wrong with Patrick Todd:
Fifteen-year-old Patrick Todd lives on the run, hiding out in seedy motels, living out of his backpack and making sure that his mom – recently struck down by a mysterious illness of the mind – is well cared for. But doctors cost money. A lot of money. And, so, Patrick turns to a life of crime. Using the telepathic abilities he’s been hiding all his life, he forces the worst of the worst to rob banks, taking the money before making them turn themselves in to the police.
But someone has taken notice of Patrick’s schemes. A reckoning is coming. Will the police find Patrick in time to save him, or will he become yet another victim of the killer called Zeus?
The new series is the second AfterShock Comics work from writer Ed Brisson, who has also written Beyond the Breach for the publisher. It’s the first AfterShock work for Gavin Guidry, whose most recent work includes Thirty-Three with writer Juan Ponce, and the first collaboration between Guidry and Brisson.
In a statement announcing the series, Brisson described how the creative team came together, and what each member brings to the book:
“I’d met Gavin Guidry at HeroesCon back in 2017. We were seated in the same section and would chat it up a bit during the show. I really love his artwork and had always wanted to approach him about working on something together, but things were pretty crazy for me in terms of schedule right up until the pandemic hit. Once I had a few moments of free time, I started developing this project with him in mind and, thankfully, he was on board for it. I think a lot of people are going to be floored by the work he’s been doing on this book; he’s absolutely been knocking every issue out of the park.
Additionally, I’m happy to be working with Chris O’Halloran again. Our first time working together was actually while putting this pitch together, but since we started on this, we worked on a one-shot over at Marvel that he absolutely killed on.
And, of course, my favorite letterer and yours, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is back and doing just stellar work on this.”
Check out variant cover for the first issue by Damian Couciero & O’Halloran, as well as an unlettered interior preview, below. There’s Something Wrong with Patrick Todd #1 arrives in stores and digitally on Wednesday, July 6th.