Image/Skybound to Launch New Teen Horror Anthology Series this June
LOS ANGELES 02/18/2022 — Morals have eroded. Your kids are out of control. Skybound’s new teen horror anthology is going to teach them a lesson. Today Image/Skybound announced Skybound Presents Afterschool, a new miniseries debuting in June that takes the familiar cautionary tales we’ve all learned in our youths and flips them on their (severed) heads.
Each standalone Afterschool special features its own team of acclaimed writers and all-star artists from comics, television and beyond, including Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight) and Greg Hinkle (The Rattler, Airboy); Kate Herron (Sex Education, Marvel Studios’ Loki) & Briony Redman (the BAFTA Rocliffe-winning Pont Brec) alongside Leila Leiz (M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, Horde); and Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) with Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl; Effigy), to give each issue a distinct horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons.
The world seems like a frightening place. We’re here to show you just how much that’s true.
"As a horror fan, this series has been a dream come true to work on,” said Jon Moisan, Editor at Skybound Entertainment. “Every creator featured across each issue is among the most exciting I’ve ever worked with and the scares they’ve dreamed up are beyond anything I’ve ever seen in a comic book. Trust me when I say that you DO NOT want to be sent to detention with any of the monsters featured within.”
The debut issue by Benson, Moorhead, Greg Hinkle and Giovanna Niro follows Nora, whose anxiety prevented her from approaching high school with any degree of confidence. Until she adopts Janie, an emotional support dog with a winning smile and a killer secret. But just how far will Nora go to keep her new life?
“As lifelong fans of bold anthology storytelling, and as two people who live on a diet of weird fiction, we couldn’t be more proud to be part of Afterschool,” said Benson and Moorhead.
“Drawing horror is always fun, but it’s a real treat when creators like Aaron and Justin bring such a fleshed out idea to the table,” said Hinkle. “This was a very, very fun book to get to draw, and with colors by Giovanna Niro, one that I’m very excited to show off.”
Skybound Presents Afterschool #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 8.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Superfight.
Skybound’s capabilities include services as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games across all genres, including the multi-million unit selling The Walking Dead video game series. Skybound Games is also a strategic global marketing and distribution partner of Striking Distance Studios for the highly anticipated survival-horror game The Callisto Protocol.
The company also maintains key partnerships across the entertainment industry including Universal Pictures and Image Comics, holds a first look development deal with Audible, and has engaged an ongoing strategic business partnership with mobile games publisher and developer 5th Planet Games (OAX: FIVEPG). Skybound digital and creative IP boasts unique creators such as Kristian Harloff and the Schmoedown Entertainment Network as well as Peter Santa-Maria and his Attack Peter brand. For the most up to date information on Skybound, please visit the company on Twitter (@Skybound), YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@Skybound Entertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent), and at www.skybound.com.
Shannon Meehan, Public Relations Manager