Morals have eroded. Your kids are out of control. Skyboundâ€™s new teen horror anthology is going to teach them a lesson. Today Image/Skybound announced Skybound Presents Afterschool, a new miniseries debuting in June that takes the familiar cautionary tales weâ€™ve all learned in our youths and flips them on their (severed) heads.
Each standalone Afterschool special features its own team of acclaimed writers and all-star artists from comics, television and beyond, including Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studiosâ€™ Moon Knight) and Greg Hinkle (The Rattler, Airboy); Kate Herron (Sex Education, Marvel Studiosâ€™ Loki) & Briony Redman (the BAFTA Rocliffe-winning Pont Brec) alongside Leila Leiz (M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, Horde); and Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) with Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl; Effigy), to give each issue a distinct horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons.
The world seems like a frightening place. Weâ€™re here to show you just how much thatâ€™s true.
“As a horror fan, this series has been a dream come true to work on,â€ said Jon Moisan, Editor at Skybound Entertainment. â€œEvery creator featured across each issue is among the most exciting Iâ€™ve ever worked with and the scares theyâ€™ve dreamed up are beyond anything Iâ€™ve ever seen in a comic book. Trust me when I say that you DO NOT want to be sent to detention with any of the monsters featured within.â€
The debut issue by Benson, Moorhead, Greg Hinkle and Giovanna Niro follows Nora, whose anxiety prevented her from approaching high school with any degree of confidence. Until she adopts Janie, an emotional support dog with a winning smile and a killer secret. But just how far will Nora go to keep her new life?
â€œAs lifelong fans of bold anthology storytelling, and as two people who live on a diet of weird fiction, we couldnâ€™t be more proud to be part of Afterschool,â€ said Benson and Moorhead.
â€œDrawing horror is always fun, but itâ€™s a real treat when creators like Aaron and Justin bring such a fleshed out idea to the table,â€ said Hinkle. â€œThis was a very, very fun book to get to draw, and with colors by Giovanna Niro, one that Iâ€™m very excited to show off.â€
Skybound Presents Afterschool #1 will be available atâ€¯ comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 8.