Backways By Justin Jordan And Eleonora Carlini From AfterShock In December

by Oliver MacNamee
Cover A: Eleonora Carlini & Silvie Tidei

Coming this December from AfterShock Comics is writer Justin Jordan’s second series with them, Backways. Sporting two covers, one by Eleonora Carlini and Sylvie Tidei and another by Ben Templesmith, here’s the series’ synopsis:

There is a hidden nation. A nation of magic and madness, one that exists in all the forgotten spaces. Your basement, your attic, the haunted house down the street, anyone of those might be a part of the Backways. Anna Merrick lost someone in the Backways, and she’ll stop at NOTHING to get them back. Even if it means unleashing something unimaginable.

Appealing to fans of Harry Potter and/or The Chronicles of Narnia, we’ve managed to get our hands on a few pages of unlettered art to share with you all as a taster for the series, introducing Anna Merrick and giving any potential readers a glance at the style of artwork for this book.

Here’s what Jordan has to say about this promising looking supernatural series:

There’s nothing else on the shelves like Backways. It’s a fun story in a world like you’ve never seen, but if that doesn’t sell you on it, just look at Eleonora’s art.

As for working with AfterShock, Jordan states, “This is my second series with AfterShock, and I’ve really enjoyed working with them. They’ve helped me tell the stories I wanted to tell better than I could tell them on my own, which is what I am always looking for in a creative partner.”

High praise indeed. Well, what do you think? It’s certainly got something of a Manga vibe about the very kinetic looking art, don’t you agree?

Cover B: Ben Templesmith

BACKWAYS #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 12/20/17

writer: Justin Jordan

artist: Eleonora Carlini

colorist: Silvie Tidei

letterer: Marshall Dillon

cover AEleonora Carlini & Silvie Tidei

cover B: Ben Templesmith