WildStorm alums John Layman and Sam Kieth are re-uniting for a new creator-owned series at AfterShock Comics titled Eleanor & The Egret.
"As far as I’m concerned, Mike Marts is the very best editor in comics, and a great guy too, so I’m always looking for opportunities to work with him," said Layman of AfterShock's Editor-In-Chief. "When he landed at AfterShock I knew very quickly it would be a company that would produce excellent comics - and they are! - so I jumped at the chance to work with them. I’m proud to be part of the AfterShock family, and grateful they are getting behind Sam and I for this very unique and off-kilter book. I would describe Eleanor & the Egret as a fable, and a surrealist romance, but it’s probably more easily described as something not easily describable. It’s a melding of two unique voices to comics. It’s also just an excuse for me to give Sam cool stuff to draw, and, in that, he’s exceeding all expectations - some of the pages he’s turning in are absolutely breathtaking."
Eleanor & The Egret is scheduled to debut April 5 Here is the full solicitation:
ELEANOR & THE EGRET #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
Writer: John Layman
Artist: Sam Kieth
Colorist: Ronda Pattison
Cover by: Sam Kieth
A slightly surreal tale of an art thief and her sidekick, a talking egret who gets just a bit bigger after each successful caper, as they embark on a escalating series of daring thefts of world-famous paintings, and dodge pursuers in an increasingly weirdly dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.