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Sometimes you hear a pitch for a comic and think “Holy crap, that is brilliant.” That is what I thought the moment I heard about Dark Ark, a new series starting in September from AfterShock Comics. The series, written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Juan Doe is basically the monster version of Noah's Ark. While Noah is grabbing two of every animal, the sorcerer Shrae is grabbing vampires, dragons and other assorted creatures for his own boat. Here's the write-up from the publisher:

The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah's story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world—such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law? 

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"Dark Ark is a story about monsters--and I mean almost every type of monster you can imagine--struggling to live together in very close quarters. These are creatures of nightmare and legend, and they don't get along at all.” says Bunn. “It's a murder mystery. It's packed with intrigue and treachery and double-crossing. It's the story of one man's quest for redemption... while helping to preserve the worst beasts in the world. And it's even got a little romance... some heartwarming, some very disturbing.”

Dark Ark just became my most anticipated series of the year. This sounds so awesome. I cannot wait to check it out. This will be Bunn's second series with AfterShock after Unholy Grail, which is also pretty great.  The first issue is scheduled for release on September 20th, 2017. It will feature a cover by Juan Doe and another by Phil Hester.

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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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