First Look: 'Lost City Explorers' Is The Holy Grail Of Adventure
Mar 13, 2018
Lost cities aren’t just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!
Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok).
ZACK KAPLAN ON WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT AND WHY HE’S EXCITED ABOUT IT:
“It’s a Stranger Things style story that follows a group of millennial teenagers who discover the Lost City of Atlantis is hidden underneath New York City.
I’ve always been fascinated by urban exploration and what underground secrets a city holds. I grew up on Goonies, so I remember wanting to go looking for lost treasure or mythical wonders in my backyard. And what’s more mythical than the Lost City of Atlantis?! This is my millennial spin on all that, something personal, empowering, dark, challenging: a gritty, modern adventure story.”
ZACK KAPLAN ON HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH AFTERSHOCK COMICS:
“AfterShock has been a dream to work with and a perfect home for the project, but it’s easy to make a fantastic comic book series when everyone is super enthusiastic about it. We have an amazing, professional, all-star team, Alvaro Sarraseca is a breakout, genius artist, Chris Blythe is a magician with colors, the series is a crazy, thrilling ride and we can’t wait for you guys to come explore with us!"
ALVARO SARRASECA ON WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT AND WHY READERS SHOULD PICK IT UP:
“Lost City Explorers is a mystery comic book with nuances of adventure, conspiracy... but it is also about feelings and the human being as a whole. Emotions, drama and personal relationships have a great weight in the plot.
The story goes through many places of the city taking place in the current era.
Fantasy, darkness and secrets are mixed in a metropolitan environment. My goal is to make all this come to life in these pages through the expressiveness, subtle nuances and details my drawings are known for. This way, readers can easily empathize with the characters and accompany them on their journey.
ALVARA SARRASECA ON HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH AFTERSHOCK COMICS:
“Working with AfterShock is a great opportunity for me. I already know several works from them and I like their editorial line and their fantastic artists. They truly are a great team of professionals who are not afraid to bet on good author stories. Being part of this is simply amazing for anyone, but especially for me."
Look for Lost City Explorers #1 to be available to pre-order from comic shops this April.