The Shawshank Redemption meets The Sixth Sense, inspired by an eerily bone-chilling true story.

A newly-hired prison guard, a notorious mass murderer finally incarcerated for his crimes, and the death that binds them together. What happens when the murdered becomes the murderer?

A prestige format “One-Shock” featuring top creative talent, 10 YEARS TO DEATH is a horrific, unnerving tale conceived and written by Aaron Douglas (“Chief” from the iconic TV series Battlestar Galactica), and drawn by Cliff Richards (SHOCK, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Also offered is a signed edition limited to 1000 copies at $19.99 per copy. Each copy will be signed by Battlestar Galactica’s “Chief,” Aaron Douglas.

10 YEARS TO DEATH

Writer: Aaron Douglas
Artist: Cliff Richards
Colorist: Guy Major
Letterer: TBD
Cover: Cliff Richards
Incentive Cover: Michael Gaydos
Signed Edition Cover: Michael Gaydos
/ $6.99 / 48 pages / Color
On sale 9.29.21

For more on this series, read below!

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT AND WHY ARE YOU EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT?

“This is a story born out of an experience I had as a young boy with one of my uncles and my dad. I snuck to a spot in the house to listen to my uncle relate his tale to my dad. It confused and terrified me at the time and to this day I still have a very creepy feeling inside when I tell it to people. I think it is a fascinating story and whenever I tell it people are enthralled and I want to share it with a wider audience. I hope this can achieve that.”

AARON DOUGLAS ON SOME OF THE INSPIRATIONS BEHIND CREATING THE BOOK:

“As with all of my writing for AfterShock the inspirations come from CCO and Publisher Joe Pruett who demands more stories every time we are able to find each other for an evening out for dinner. I have a laundry list of stories and I piece meal them out to him hoping that he’ll fall in love with another one and want me to make it a book. He hasn’t failed me yet.”

AARON DOUGLAS ON HIS APPROACH TO WRITING COMICS AND HOW IT DIFFERS FROM/OR IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF HIS APPROACH TO ACTING:

“For me story telling is story telling, it just takes different shapes and has different forms. Whether I am writing for TV or a Film or for a comic book the story is king, or queen. Writing is different from acting in that when I am acting I am collaborating with the person, or persons, who wrote the piece and we are sharing the creation of the character. I feel more in control when I am writing but when you are writing by yourself you don’t get the other perspective from the writer. I often find that invaluable, to be able to speak to the writer and ask questions about their vision which helps inform my understanding of the character and influences performance.”

AARON DOUGLAS ON (3) REASONS WHY COMIC READERS SHOULD PCIKUP THIS BOOK?

“1. It’s a true story and it is creepy as hell.

2. Cliff Richards is an amazing artist and he draws what is in my mind and it freaks me out sometimes. HA

3. If you present the book to me at a con we’ll have a beer and we can talk more about the story. Free beer from Chief!”

AARON DOUGLAS ON THE FIRST COMIC HE EVER READ:

“I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home so comics were verboten for myself and my brother. I think the first comic I read would have been at my cousins house. His dad collected Archie comics so when I was about 12 years old I found the stash of comics with my cousin and I read them for hours. After Battlestar Galactica came about and I started going to conventions I would wander the Artist Alley and stop at the different comic companies and marvel at all the amazing work done by these incredibly creative people. Quite often the people would recognize me from the show and load me up with books. I would go home with dozens and dozens of books which I would read and then leave around set where they would be poured over by the cast and crew. We made a lot of fans over those years. It was a wonderful thing.”