Today AfterShock Comics announce new series, The Ocean Will Take Us written by Rich Douek, with art by Carlos Olivares, colours by Manuel Puppo and lettering by Dave Sharpe. A horror comic set on the open waves:
“Something’s lurking in the waters of Almanzar Bay – and when Casey March tries out for the swim team, he learns firsthand that messing with the social order of his new high school can have dangerous – even deadly – consequences!
From Bram Stoker-Award nominated writer Rich Douek (Sea of Sorrows, Road of Bones) and artist Carlos Olivares, comes a new tale of horror and intrigue – where a group of high school outcasts band together to fight a growing evil in their school and town.”
A new book often gets the creators talking, and so we have Rich Douek informs us more about this new comic book:
“THE OCEAN WILL TAKE US is a supernatural/conspiracy mystery set in one of the most horrifying places on earth – high school! A gang of misfits in the ocean town of Almanzar learn that the local swim team is involved with what they think are performance-enhancing drugs – but in the quest to expose the team, our gang uncovers a conspiracy that threatens everyone they love, and maybe the entire world.”
As for the inspirations behind the series:
“One big one was your classic ’80s teen movies, like The Breakfast Club or The Karate Kid, and others are more recent teenage dramas like Buffy or Riverdale. I thought it would be really fun to take a group of teenage misfits dealing with all the drama of being in high school and throw them into a situation where the stakes are higher than they could ever have imagined.”
So, why else should we pick up this book? Doeuk gave us not one, but three reasons:
“1) The art Carlos and Manuel are creating for this book is so great, I think people will be really into it once they see the pages. It’s got a style that’s very different from what I’m used to working in, which is really exciting to me – every page that hits my inbox just wows me.
2) If you know me and my writing, you know I love horror – and this book will not skimp on it, especially as the series goes on and we get a better sense of what these kids are up against.
3) Most importantly, we’ve all been having a great time putting this book together – and I hope that will come through when readers get a look at what we’re doing. It’s not only going to be a great book quality-wise, it’s going to be one hell of a fun read.”
The Ocean Will Take Us #1 will debut Wednesday 6th April from AfterShock Comics