Cullen Bunn Joins AfterShock Comics Family w/ UNHOLY GRAIL #1 – Turning Legends Into Nightmares

AfterShock Comics isn’t short on big-name talent on the roster. Creators such as Marguerite Bennett, Garth Ennis, Adam Glass, Phil Hester, Ray Fawkes, Mark Waid, Justin Jordan, and the list goes on! Well, another prolific writer is joining the AfterShock family…Cullen Bunn.

Known for his various work at Marvel, including Deadpool, Uncanny X-Men, and Carnage, plus such indie hits as Harrow County, Monsters Unleashed, and the upcoming Regression, the fan-favorite creator is teaming with artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) to bring his medieval masterpiece to the booming publisher. Remember reading of King Arthur, Excalibur, and the Knights of the Round Table? Cullen’s story is putting a wild new spin on these legendary tales. This is one Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

Creator Cullen Bunn

On what readers will love most about this series:

“If readers are even passingly familiar with the story of King Arthur, I think they’ll enjoy this twisted, evil version of the legend. All the familiar elements are here–Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, the Round Table, Camelot, the Sword in the Stone, Excalibur–but they are seen through a very dark and horrific lens. If readers are unfamiliar with Arthur, they can still enjoy this as a horror fantasy, and it might even open their eyes to other Arthurian legends. While this is a skewed vision, I try to stay as true to the legends as possible.”

On Cullen’s experience working with AfterShock Comics:

“Working with AfterShock has been great! They’ve been nothing but supportive and encouraging and enthusiastic. I’ve been talking with them since their earliest days, just waiting for the timing to be right. I’m glad that’s finally the case with ‘The Unholy Grail’.”

Unholy Grail #1 – Cover A by Mirko Colak
Unholy Grail #1 – Cover B by Francesco Francavilla


Writer: Cullen Bunn 
Artist: Mirko Colak
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Cover Artists:
Mirko Colak,
Francesco Francavilla

$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 7.5.17

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.

As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?



T H E ~ C R E A T I V E ~ R E V O L U T I O N ~ S T A R T S ~ H E R E !






*** info courtesy of AfterShock Comics

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