BETROTHED #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.14.18
writer: Sean Lewis
artist: Steve Uy
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover A: Steve Uy
cover B: Juan Doe
Welcome to the World of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension faraway, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another…and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!
From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series, with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
QUOTES FROM SEAN LEWIS:
On why readers should add this title to their pull list and what makes the book so exciting/worth reading:
“This book is Saga meets Archie… If you like humor, action, other worlds… this is for you. It’s pure fun in BETROTHED.”
On how he first heard about AfterShock Comics and why he wanted to work with the indie publisher:
“Phil Hester. I live in Iowa. Phil is kind of a legend. We did an event at Daydreams Comics in Iowa City and AfterShock had just started putting INSEXTS out. And while Phil and I were talking and I asked if he knew who they were and he was like “Oh yeah, they’re a good company. I’m working with them right now. They’re good.” If Phil says they’re good, they’re good. And funnily enough, they are good. Mike Marts and the team have been awesome. I never have worked with an editor before. I like working in indie comics. Image Comics is my home and have been and continue to be amazing to me. I’m excited to start a relationship with AfterShock. They love comics and they give me freedom, that’s all I’m looking for from the places I work.”