(W) Peter Calloway (A) Alex Shibao
It started as an anomaly. An outlier in the noise that's so common in astronomical data. But the truth sends the United States-and the world-careening into what will become humanity's LAST SPACE RACE. Leading the effort for the United States is one man, Sasha Balodis. A fun-loving tech billionaire turned aerospace titan, Sasha's seemingly perfect life has been gripped by recent tragedy. Building and launching the most expensive, most ambitious and most important project in history-well, it gives him something to live for again. There's only one thing standing in his way: his arch-rival and chief aerospace competitor, Roger Freeman. Written by Peter Calloway (TV's Legion, Cloak & Dagger, Under the Dome) and drawn by Alex Shibao (Independence Day), THE LAST SPACE RACE is an imaginative investigation into wonder, hope and humanity's grandest purpose-a truly original story AfterShock couldn't be more fired up to tell.
(W) Peter Calloway (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Mark Chiarello
Years in the making, this is the true story of writer Peter Calloway's grandfather, Nathaniel Calloway, a Black man who graduated from medical school in the early 1930s. Unable to get work at any Chicago hospital (because he was Black) and unable to secure a loan from a bank to start his own practice (because he was Black), Nathaniel turned to the only other source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone. One of the most profoundly fascinating, startling and significant stories AfterShock has ever published, SHADOW DOCTOR features the artwork of Eisner Award-winner Georges Jeanty (The American Way, X-Tremists) and covers illustrated by the inimitable Mark Chiarello! This volume contains issues #1-5.