AfterShock has announced a new series titled Lost City Explorers from writer Zack Kaplan and artist Alvaro Sarraseca. The series follows a group of teenagers who discover the lost city of Atlantis below New York City.
“It’s a Stranger Things style story that follows a group of millennial teenagers who discover the Lost City of Atlantis is hidden underneath New York City," said Kaplan in a statement. "I’ve always been fascinated by urban exploration and what underground secrets a city holds. I grew up on Goonies, so I remember wanting to go looking for lost treasure or mythical wonders in my backyard. And what’s more mythical than the Lost City of Atlantis?! This is my millennial spin on all that, something personal, empowering, dark, challenging: a gritty, modern adventure story.”
"Lost City Explorers is a mystery comic book with nuances of adventure, conspiracy," added Sarraseca. "But it is also about feelings and the human being as a whole. Emotions, drama and personal relationships have a great weight in the plot. The story goes through many places of the city taking place in the current era. Fantasy, darkness and secrets are mixed in a metropolitan environment. My goal is to make all this come to life in these pages through the expressiveness, subtle nuances and details my drawings are known for. This way, readers can easily empathize with the characters and accompany them on their journey."
Lost City Explorers #1 is due out on shelves in June. Here's the solicitation:
LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.20.18
Writers: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Colorist: Chris Blythe
Letterer: A Larger Worlds Troy Peteri
Cover A: Rafael La Torre & Marcelo Maiolo
Cover B: Alvaro Sarraseca
Lost cities aren’t just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!
Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok).