Skybound Presents: Afterschool #1

Writer: Justin Benson, Aaron Morehead Artist: Greg Hinkle, Giovanna Niro Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Morals have eroded. Your kids are out of control. Skybound's new horror anthology is going to teach those teens a lesson.

In the debut issue, JUSTIN BENSON & AARON MOREHEAD (Marvel Studios' Moon Knight) and GREG HINKLE present a standalone cautionary tale soaked in blood and tears.

Nora's anxiety prevented her from approaching high school with any degree of confidence-that is, until she adopted Janie, an emotional support dog with a winning smile and a killer secret. But just how far will Nora go to keep her new life?

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 8, 2022

    Hinkle delivers a beautifully distinctive and stylized visual experience. The characters look great. The horror elements are visually scary and I love the distinctive way Janie is depicted in relation to the other characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Holly Woodbury Jun 7, 2022

    All in all, this first segment of Skybound's anthology is chilling, cinematic, and very promising for what's to come. Afterschool is markedly labeled as a "teen horror anthology, so I am curious to see what else will be explored. Anxiety and confidence are at the forefront here in 'Spineless,' and there is a metric ton of things teens go through that can be discussed in fiction. If the storytelling and framing are anything like what we read in issue one, we can bet that what comes next will be scarily good. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jun 4, 2022

    Afterschool is an anthology series, so we likely won't see much more of these characters. Still, the creative team managed to successfully tell a compelling short story that's excellent for fans of body horror. Read Full Review

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