AfterShock Comics Exclusive Preview: UNDONE BY BLOOD #1

UNDONE BY BLOOD (OR THE SHADOW OF A WANTED MAN) #1 hits your local comic book store February 12th, but thanks to AfterShock Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive four-page preview for you.

About the issue:
In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.  

As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.  

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.

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UNDONE BY BLOOD #1 is by writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson and artist Sami Kivela, with colors by Jason Wordie, and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The cover is by Kivela and Wordie, with the incentive variant by Andrew Robinson.

Between their indie work and their work on Marvel’s X-Men books, Thompson and Nadler are setting themselves up to be one of the premiere writing duos of the forthcoming decade. Kivela, meanwhile, has a gritty yet modern style that looks perfect for the neo-western world of UNDONE BY BLOOD, and Wordie’s beautiful colors in the preview below are comparable to the work Jacob Phillips is currently doing on Criminal. Otsmane-Elhaou is no stranger to western work himself, having excellently lettered the most recent Lone Ranger comic for Dynamite.

All in all, with a team like this, you’re going to want to add UNDONE BY BLOOD #1 to your pull list. Plus it has a subtitle! Who doesn’t love a comic with a subtitle?

Check out the UNDONE BY BLOOD #1 preview below:

undone by blood exclusive preview aftershock comics

undone by blood exclusive preview aftershock comics

undone by blood exclusive preview aftershock comics

undone by blood exclusive preview aftershock comics

undone by blood exclusive preview aftershock comics


What’s your favorite book written by Thompson and Nadler? Sound off in the comments!

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Anthony Composto - EIC
Editor-in-Chief for Monkeys Fighting Robots. A lifelong fan of Spider-Man and the Mets, Anthony loves an underdog story. He earned his B.A. in English because of his love for words, and his MBA because of his need for cash. He considers comics to be The Great American Art Form, and loves horror movies, indie dramas, action/thrillers, and everything in between.
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