AfterShock Comics is bringing out something in their prestige format under the “One Shock” banner with EDEN, a new horror/romance book from Cullen Bunn. He’s working with illustrator Dalibor Talajic for this along with colorist Valentina Briski and letterer Marshall Dillon. The book is set for a May 5th, 2021 debut at 48-pages and a $6.99 price point. The main cover comes from Talajic with an incentive cover from Tony Harris.
“EDEN is the story of Niles, a tattoo artist who is stuck in something of a rut,” said Bunn. “His life is a cycle of work, drunkenness, and guilt—lather, rinse, repeat. All that changes for him, though, when a mysterious young woman named Eden walks through the doors of his tattoo shop. She’s looking for something… different… and she finds it with Niles. But Eden is a woman surrounded by deep enigmas… not the least of which is how and why her new tattoos vanish after only a few days. As Niles learns more about Eden, he is driven to fathomless depths of both love and horror.
“This is absolutely a horror story, but it is also a love story. Love and horror—they go so well together. It’s also a simply gorgeous book, thanks to Dalibor Talajić, and Valentina Briški. This book is like nothing else you have ever seen from me.”
Plot Concept: Tattoo artist Niles lives his life in a kind of daze. Minute after minute, he muddles through the repetitive moments of his job, his life and his guilt. All that changes when Eden walks through the doors of the tattoo shop. She’s looking for something…different…and she finds it with Niles. But Eden is a woman surrounded by deep mysteries…not the least of which is how and why her new tattoos vanish after only a few days. As Niles learns more about Eden, he is driven to fathomless depths of both love and horror.