AfterShock Comics is once again venturing into the unknown with this week’s release of a riveting new sci-fi title, “Where Starships Go to Die”, and it’s a frenzied descent into the deep blue sea to discover a vast graveyard of sunken to explore abandoned spacecraft.
Since AfterShock came on the scene in 2016, it has been one of the fastest-growing indie publishers in the world, best known for its critically acclaimed string of nerve-wracking original horror titles such as “Bunny Mask,” “Chicken Devil,” “Maniac of New York,” “I Breathed A Body’ and ‘My Date With Monsters’.
But lately, the company’s ambitious reach has expanded into the science fiction realm with offerings like “We Live,” “Spectro,” and “Astronaut Down” having enviable success. The latest entry is “Where Starships Go to Die” (opens in new tab),” And his
Written by Mark Sable (“Miskatonic”, “War on Terror: Godkillers”) and illustrated by Italian artist Alberto Locatelli (“The Believers”), “Where Starships Go To Die #1”, arrives June 8, 2022 and features is the disturbing cinematic tone of films like ‘Sphere’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘Alien’, ‘The Thing’ and ‘The Abyss’.
“I was excited to tell a science fiction horror story based on one of the most interesting places on Earth and a really disturbing theory about why we haven’t found extraterrestrial life,” explains Sable in an AfterShock press release. “I love that it’s character-driven, with a diverse cast bringing artist Alberto Locatelli to life.”
Image 1 from 3
The storyline centers on a remote place in the South Pacific called Point Nemo, the farthest oceanic point on Earth from any land mass, and an infamous location that has served as a dumping ground for space stations, rockets, and satellites for decades.
In the year 2075, amid rampant climate change, the world’s first African astronaut teams up with an Indian shipping magnate who believes she is a relative of Captain Nemo to embark on a perilous rescue mission to help prevent the crash of the first interstellar spaceship. of humanity, the Daedalus.
What they uncover, however, is evidence of a secret space program dating back to the Civil War and a hostile alien probe responsible for the spacecraft’s demise.
“I was also inspired by the real-life Point Nemo and the idea of ’berserker probes’ — theoretical, self-replicating spacecraft created by alien civilizations to find and exterminate any life they perceive as a threat,” Sable added. “They’ve been offered as a very scary answer to the Fermi Paradox, the question of why we haven’t encountered intelligent life — because berserker probes killed them all… and we’re next.”
AfterShock Comics’ “Where Spaceships Go To Die #1” (opens in new tab)” is now available in comic book stores and online outlets after being released on June 8, 2022.
follow us on twitter @Spacedotcom or on facebook†