A Holiday Company With A Difference? Welcome To Disaster Inc. From Harris, Piriz And AfterShock

by Olly MacNamee

AfterShock Comics have just announced its newest series, Disaster Inc. by creators Joe Harris, Sebastian Piriz and Carlos M. Mangual, coming out March 1st 2020, that follows a group of “disaster tourists” as they seek out adventures and no doubt, danger in Japan.

Here’s a first look at the debut issue below, as well as a synopsis of the series, which sounds like the holiday from Hell when you consider the supernatural threats waiting for these thrill-seekers under the Fukushima Daiichi power plant these particular wealthy patrons are planning on exploring.

In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone”, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.

But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is! Enter Disaster Inc., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t allow). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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