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Aftershock Comics Grows With Addition Of Fu Jitsu By Jai Nitz & Wes St. Claire

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, June 06 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Aftershock Comics Grows With Addition Of Fu Jitsu By Jai Nitz & Wes St. Claire

It's described as a comic book for comic book readers. Not a movie pitch, Mark Millar.

Source: Valnet Inc. Presents Comic Book Resources

The first details for Aftershock's new book Fu Jitsu, written by Jai Nitz and illustrated by Wes St. Claire, have been released. The series, which debuts in September, is described as "From Einstein and the Wright brothers, to Gandhi and Johnny Unitas, Fu has met everyone in history while protecting Earth from Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man, and his dangerous magi-science". His mission is put in jeopardy after he exiles himself to Antarctica following a break up with his girlfriend, and a time-traveling Wadlow sends James Dean to kill Fu.

Nitz stressed the series is created specifically for the comics-medium and not to adapt into a movie or TV series, presumably because no one has offered him a deal yet.

"It's a comic book for comic book readers," Nitz said. "Fu Jitsu has more in common with early Hellboy than it does with End-Around-Movie-Pitch-as-a-Graphic-Novel. Wes St. Claire and I are here to make comics. We are sequential storytellers. We want to knock your socks off with a comic the way Walt Simonson or Howard Chaykin or Jim Starlin knocked you on your butt with the power of words and pictures. That's our goal."

Fu Jitsu is set to release Sept. 27, with covers by St. Claire and Moon Knight's Greg Smallwood.


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