A modern day Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Allison Carter is a sharp shooter with a sharper tongue, starring in The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, a four-issue comic miniseries being released monthly starting on February 5th.
Penned by critically acclaimed television and comic book writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One), the script is a perfect blend of humor and horror, drama and lighthearted action-packed adventure.
Rising India-based artist Sid (Siddharth) Kotian will be providing the artwork that brings Straczynski’s stories to life with color by Bill Farmer and lettering by Troy Peteri. Issue #2 follows on March 5th.
Meet Allison Carter, a not-so-average private investigator, who has been tasked with saving the world from total destruction. It’s all in a day’s work and a part of the family business. Being a fourth generation super-sleuth, she’s followed in her father’s footsteps (and his father’s footsteps and his father’s footsteps…), bravely taking on the most heinous creatures the dark side has to offer.
Her latest assignment promises to be her biggest one yet. When a mysterious figure gets his hands on the Book of Keys, whose secrets can cause the destruction of the world, Al is the only one who can stop him. Her journey takes her through a world populated by zombie cops, machine gun-toting imps, techno wizards, closet trolls, demonic theme parks, other dimensions, Ultimate Darkness, and, perhaps worst of all, an undead ex-boyfriend.
The Adventures of Apocalypse Al marks J. Michael Straczynski’s return to his own imprint, Joe’s Comics, which has been dormant for seven years. The Joe’s Comics mission is to create stories free of Event Fatigue, corporate interference, and editorial agendas, with an emphasis on innovation, experimentation, and fun. It’s all about capturing the imagination and attention of the readers and telling good, quality stories.
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