This is Kaplan’s first series at AfterShock, having published his previous books “Eclipse” and “Port of Earth” at Image Comics. “I’ve always been fascinated by urban exploration and what underground secrets a city holds,” he told Heat Vision. “I grew up on The Goonies, so I remember wanting to go looking for lost treasure or mythical wonders in my backyard. And what’s more mythical than the Lost City of Atlantis?! This is my millennial spin on all that, something personal, empowering, dark, challenging: a gritty, modern adventure story.”
Sarraseca, who is best known for penciling Chuck Wendig and Dynamite’s “Turok” miniseries from last year, described “Lost City Explorers” as “a mystery comic book with nuances of adventure, conspiracy, but it is also about feelings and the human being as a whole. Emotions, drama and personal relationships have a great weight in the plot. My goal is to make all this come to life in these pages through the expressiveness, subtle nuances and details my drawings are known for. This way, readers can easily empathize with the characters and accompany them on their journey.”
“Lost City Explorers” #1 is out June 20. AfterShock are staying silent on whether this is a miniseries or ongoing, so that will presumably depend on preorder sales. Read the solicit from the publisher below, and head over to Heat Vision for more artwork.
LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.20.18Writers: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Colorist: Chris Blythe
Letterer: A Larger Worlds Troy Peteri
Cover A: Rafael La Torre & Marcelo Maiolo
Cover B: Alvaro Sarraseca
Lost cities aren’t just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!