THE NEW CRIME SERIES IS DUE OUT FROM AFTERSHOCK COMICS THIS SUMMER.
AfterShock Comics has announced A Calculated Man, a new crime series set to debut in June. The series comes from the creative team of writer Paul Tobin, artist Alberto Alburquerque, colorist Mark Englert, and letterer Taylor Esposito. The series follows a former mob accountant who must fight for his life when his old bosses decide to subtract him from the land of the living.
Here’s how AfterShock describes A Calculated Man:
A verifiable math genius, Jack Beans used to run the numbers for the Pinafore crime family, until one day he ran them too well and concluded that the only way out of this life was in a casket or Witness Protection. So, he turned state’s evidence and ran.
Now, the Pinafores are out to end their favorite accountant. Little do they know that Jack’s skills with math and his perfect memory have made him a better killer than they ever could have realized. What follows is a journey full of murder, mayhem and mathematics.
Writer Paul Tobin (BUNNY MASK, MY DATE WITH MONSTERS) and artist Alberto Alburquerque (The Amazing Spider-Man, Savage Sword) unleash a master of math on a mission to eliminate a criminal empire for good.
A Calculated Man is the latest AfterShock Comics work for writer Paul Tobin, who has previously written Bunny Mask and My Date with Monsters for the publisher. It’s the first AfterShock title for Alberto Alburquerque, who has credits to his name from publishers including Marvel and Oni Press.
In a statement announcing the series, Tobin described the series in his own words:
“It’s John Wick mixed with A Beautiful Mind when ex-mobster / math genius Jack Beans decides three years in the witness protection program is more than enough, and that all he needs to do to safely return to his old life is…kill every last member of the Pinafore crime family. It’s a tall order, but Jack Beans is no ordinary man. First, he’s GOOD at math. Not just “What’s the square root of nine?” good, but “prove the existence of three differently-sized infinites by use of the Continuum Hypothesis” good. He literally sees the world as a math problem, and was born with synesthesia: he sees numbers as colors, and his memory is absolute. It’s these skills Jack will have to use to make his hopes of staying alive add up to anything other than zero!”
Check out a four-page preview for the series debut, as well as a variant cover for the issue by Bunny Mask artist Andrea Mutti, below. A Calculated Man #1 is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, June 15th.