The first preview pages from AfterShock comics’ new series Dark Ark have been released, and it puts one heck of a spin on the Biblical tale of the deluge.
The series comes from writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (American Monster, World Reader), and is basically the tale of the anti-Noah. While God’s chosen team is getting its own boat together, the dark sorcerer Shrae builds an ark to save all the creepy crawly monsters on the planet. Bunn teased the story is about monsters, specifically what happens when you jam them all into extremely close quarters. He added it’s “packed with intrigue and treachery and double-crossing. It's the story of one man's quest for redemption... while helping to preserve the worst beasts in the world.”
Here’s the series’ official synopsis:
The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah's story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world—such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law?
The first issue of Dark Ark hits shelves September 20.
Check out some preview pages below and let us know what you think: