"Hot Lunch Special #1" preview
Credit: AfterShock Comics
Credit: AfterShock Comics

What if Subway got involved with the mob? That's the kind of thing that's at stake in the upcoming AfterShock Comics series Hot Lunch Special by Eliot Rahal and Jorge Fornes.

"Hot Lunch Special is, in its simplest terms, a story about a small-town family with big dreams that gets a little too big for their shoes," said Rahal. "They take on more than they can chew, and end up getting into a bloody and merciless war with one of the most feared Irish crime syndicates in America."

Credit: AfterShock Comics

Here is the solicitation of the first issue, which is scheduled to debut August 8.

HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #1 / $3.99  / 32 Pages / color / On sale 8.08.2018
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Jorge Fornes
Color: Jorge Fornes
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover A: Jorge Fornes
Cover B: Robert Hack
From Eliot Rahal, the writer of Cult Classic, The Paybacks and Quantum & Woody comes HOT LUNCH SPECIAL, with art by Jorge Fornes (Amazing X-Men, Wolverine, Magnus)! A midwestern noir series set in the harsh landscape of the northern Minnesota Iron Range—Hot Lunch Special is all about family, food and the fight for survival.
The Khourys are a classic immigrant success story: A fractious and quarrelsome Lebanese family who carved their slice of the American Dream by becoming the largest distributors of vending machine sandwiches in the upper northern Midwest.
Unfortunately, the Khourys gains have been ill-gotten and a branch of the Chicago Irish Mob has come back to collect a past debt. Fealty is demanded, shots are fired, and long-hidden family secrets are fully revealed. Now, Dorothy Khoury, the daughter of the family patriarch is forced to unite her splintered bloodline and fight back.
Only one question is worth blood thicker than sandwiches?

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