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You've heard of all the various ways people get super hero powers in comics like cosmic rays or gamma radiation. In Phantom of the Scan, a new title debuting in April from AfterShock Comics, people get psychic powers after a comet fell to earth. That's just the beginning of this sci-fi horror tale written by Cullen Bunn, illustrated by Mark Torres, and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Twenty years ago, a comet fell to earth. Since that night, Matthew has been haunted – haunted by a spirit that gives him incredible psychic abilities. But these abilities come with a price...and payment is due. 

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Every time Matthew uses his gifts, he draws closer to death, and other psychics – all of whom gained their powers on the night the comet fell – are dying in the most horrible of ways. To save himself, Matthew gathers a group of psychics to solve the mystery of their powers before it’s too late.


“This is a new horror story from Mark Torres and myself, and Mark is going all out to bring creepiness to the page... and beyond the page.” says writer Cullen Bunn. “He's even composing soundtracks for the comic, as he did with Cold Spots! We're going to be showing off a brand new world of psychic powers. A new world to explore. It's dark and twisted. You don't want to miss it.  And the ending of this tale is one of the most haunting and horrific things I've written. I think you'll dig it.”

Bunn cites The Shining, Firestarter, and The Dead Zone as influences for Phantom of the Scan, so you have an idea of what to expect heading into this new comic.

Phantom of the Scan #1 features a main cover by Mark Torres and an incentive cover by Juan Doe. It's set for release on April 14th, 2021.

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James Ferguson
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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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