Warren Ellis and Phil Hester are working on a new creator-owned series together titled Shipwreck. Scheduled to debut October 5, the horror series is both creators' first work for the upstart AfterShock Comics.
Ellis and Hester previously collaborated on a one-page short for Transmetropolitan, and also did a short for Oni Press Color SPecial 2002. The duo had planned to spin-off that short story into a three-issue series for Oni titled The Operation, but the project never materialized.
Here is the solicitation for the first issue of Shipwreck:
SHIPWRECK #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On-Sale October 5th
writer: Warren Ellis
artist: Phil Hester
color: Mike Spicer
cover: Phil Hester
1:10 incentive cover: John McCrea
Dr Jonathan Shipwright, sole survivor of a very unusual and very secret shipwreck, doesn't know where he is. Seemingly trapped on an endless road, in pursuit of a saboteur who holds the key to his salvation -- or doom. Industry legend WARREN ELLIS joins AfterShock comics with this mysterious and captivating tale full of shock, secrets and surprises.