Like a modern twist Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Skybound Presents After School will feature morbid twists on uplifting childhood tales, and ahead of its June 8 premiere, we have official release details for the new teen horror anthology miniseries which will debut on June 8 with a number by Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Greg Hinkle and Giovanna Niro!
Press release: LOS ANGELES 02/18/2022 — Morality has eroded. Your children are out of control. Skybound’s new teen horror anthology is going to teach them a lesson. Today, Image/Skybound announced Skybound Presents After School, a new miniseries debuting in June that takes the familiar cautionary tales we all learned in our youth and turns them on their (cut) heads.
Each autonomous After school features its own team of acclaimed writers and star performers from comics, TV and beyond, including Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studios’ moon knight) and Greg Hinkle (The Rattler, Airboy); Kate Heron (Sex education, Marvel Studios’ Loki) & Briony Redman (BAFTA Rocliffe recipient Brec bridge) alongside Leila Leiz (MOM: Mother of Madness, Horde); and Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) with Marley Zarcone (Shade, the changing girl; Effigy), to give each issue a distinctly horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons.
The world seems like a scary place. We’re here to show you how true that is.
“As a horror fan, this series has been a dream come true,” said Skybound Entertainment Editor Jon Moisan. “Every creator featured in every issue is some of the most exciting I’ve ever worked with and the scares they’ve imagined are beyond anything I’ve ever seen in a comic book. Trust me when I say you do NOT want to be sent to detention with any of the monsters featured inside.
Benson, Moorhead, Greg Hinkle and Giovanna Niro’s first issue follows Nora, whose anxiety kept 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 how far will Nora go to keep her new life?
“As longtime fans of daring anthology storytelling and as two people who live on a diet of weird fiction, we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of After school,” says Benson & Moorhead.
“Drawing horror is always fun, but it’s a real treat when creators like Aaron and Justin bring such a fleshed-out idea to the table,” Hinkle said. “It was a very, very fun book to draw, and with colors by Giovanna Niro, a book that I can’t wait to show.”
Skybound Presents After School #1 will be available at comic book stores and digital platforms like Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology and Google Play on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound is a cross-platform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to other platforms including comics, TV, film, tabletop and video games. , books, digital content, events and beyond. The company is home to critically acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super fight.
Skybound’s capabilities include services as a global publisher, producer and distributor of tabletop and video games across all genres, including multi-million unit sales The Walking Dead series of video games. Skybound Games is also a strategic global marketing and distribution partner of Striking Distance Studios for the highly anticipated survival horror game. The Callisto Protocol.
The company also maintains key partnerships in the entertainment industry, including Universal Pictures and Image Comics, holds a first development agreement with Audible and has entered into an ongoing strategic commercial partnership with the publisher and developer of mobile games 5and Planet Games (OAX: FIVEPG). Skybound’s digital and creative intellectual property includes unique creators such as Kristian Harloff and the Schmoedown Entertainment Network, as well as Peter Santa-Maria and his Stone Attack Mark. For the most up-to-date information about Skybound, please visit the company on Twitter (@Skybound)YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@Skybound Entertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent) and at www.skybound.com.
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Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of successful artists. Image has since become one of the largest comic book publishers in the United States. Image currently has six people on the board: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, subgenre, and style imaginable. It features sci-fi, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more from the best artists and writers working in the medium today. today. For more information visit www.imagecomics.com