Cullen Bunn Continues His Attempt To Write Every Comic, Dark Ark, With Juan Doe From AfterShock

Okay, Cullen Bunn doesn't actually write every comic book on the stands. But sometimes he makes it look like he is. And he has a new project coming from AfterShock in September, a retelling of the story of Noah and the Ark, but, you know, all grim'n'gritty with sorcery and stuff.

Look, you stay on a boat with multiple iterations of every animal on the planet, you're not going to emerge smelling of roses now, are you?

Dark Ark, coming from Cullen Bunn and Juan Doe from AfterShock, and part of the current seismic dump of September solicitations on the comic book industry this week or so.

DARK ARK #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 9.20.17

writer: Cullen Bunn

artist: Juan Doe

letterer: Ryane Hill

cover "A": Juan Doe

cover "B": Phil Hester


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?

From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

On what it's been like working with AfterShock Comics: "It's been great! They've been very supportive and they obviously aren't afraid to tackle some of my stranger concepts! Both UNHOLY GRAIL and DARK ARK are pretty wild stories!"
On what readers will enjoy about the book and why it should be added to their pull list:"DARK ARK is 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. 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."

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