AfterShock today announce a new comic book series that’ll have you dying with laughter. Knock ‘Em Dead is a new horror-comedy series from writer Eliot Rahal, artist Mattia Monaco colour artist Matt Milla and letterer Taylor Esposito and is all about “fame, family and addiction.” Here’s writer Rahal with more:
“It’s a supernatural horror story about a stand-up comedian and the grind of trying to make it — the mistakes you make and the people you hurt along the way. I love stories about the young artist trying to get big. However, we’ve seen so many different versions of it. And I wanted to make sure Knock Em Dead walked a different way. And thanks to Mattia and Matt’s work. It does. This is something scary. And it feels real.”
As well as this announcement we have a first look at the debut issue, due out December 2nd from AfterShock Comics. What do you think?
“Sometimes you kill. Sometimes you get killed. But no matter what, everyone dies the first time they go on stage.
Pryor Brice has always wanted to be funny. And now, he’s taken the plunge and started doing stand-up comedy. Unfortunately, his older sister – Ronan – wants her brother to stop daydreaming and focus on his future.
Pryor is determined to succeed…the only problem is: He totally sucks at stand-up. That is…until an accident changes everything, leading both Pryor and Ronan to discover comedy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”