Brace yourself for a kinetic trip into the realm of superpowered heists when Aftershock Comics fires up the premiere issue of its new paranormal crime release on June 12.
Trust Fall is a trippy assault on your senses delivered by the creative team of writer Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red) and Chris Visions (Spider-Gwen, Constantine: The Hellblazer) as the pair reunite for the first time since Boom! Studios' Dead Letters back in 2014 — and SYFY WIRE has scored an exclusive 9-page peek inside the series' debut offering.
The plotline surrounds a young teleporter named Ash Parsons who was raised to believe she’s somebody special. To her greedy criminal relatives, these quirky genetic gifts allowing her to teleport objects brand her as the family's most valuable asset. This ambitious crime clan find themselves struggling to maintain control in a ruthless world and manipulate Ash by weaponizing her into their illegal activities.
But while Ash can lift out entire fleets of rare cars and reinforced bank vaults, she can’t teleport herself, making every heist a trust fall with her family there to escort her to safety. When Ash begins to rebel and push back against her exploitation and drug-induced captivity, her life becomes endangered by the same blood relatives she's made filthy rich.
“When I started putting TRUST FALL together, I was super excited about just doing a powers & crime story," Sebela tells SYFY WIRE. "I had no idea how deep it would go once we started work on it and digging deep into our main character, Ash. As much as this book is about doing a lot of cool and dark stuff, it’s also about families and how they shape our world, how much trust we put in what we’ve been taught and what happens when we figure out none of it is exactly what we thought it was."
"Chris Visions was my first pick for someone to collaborate with," he recalls. "We’d done another crime book called DEAD LETTERS and just clicked instantly. This felt like a perfect place for us to come back together and see how we’d grown since the last time. Just like then, Chris has helped shape TRUST FALL into something greater.
"I think our main rule on this book is to have as much fun as we possibly can while still telling the story we set out to tell. Making something big and nuts and new but wrapped around characters that live and breathe and are just figuring out the world along with the reader. We have complete license to go for it and that’s what excites me about working on TRUST FALL is seeing how far over the edge it can take me without me falling on my face."
Now steal a glance at our 9-page preview for AfterShock's Trust Fall #1 in the gallery below, then tell us if you'll zap one into your monthly pull shelf when it drops June 12.