Writer Christopher Sebela and artist Chris Visions are reuniting for a new creator-owned series titled Trust Fall with AfterShock Comics. The duo first worked together on 2014’s Dead Letters for BOOM! Studios.
“Having worked with Chris before, it’s always a pleasure and I’m excited to be back in the sidecar, laughing maniacally and unloading clips of ink cartridges,” Visions says. “Creating with him allows me to pour a lot of the things we love in common into the panels, as well as bits that mean a lot to me: easter eggs, the fashion, and little character nods to other important references.”
Trust Fall follows a family of thieves who strike it rich when they discover one of their youngest has the ability to teleport things (although not herself).
“The quick pitch is that Trust Fall is about a woman, Ash Parsons, who can teleport things, but not herself, who relies on her family to catch her at the end of every job,” says Sebela. “But she lives in an isolated bubble and has never been a part of the real world, all thanks to her family as well. See, Ash’s family is also a crime family and Ash is their golden goose that lets them steal things they could never dream of and elevate them up thru the echelons.”
“They tell her where to go, teach her a narrative about the world so that nothing she does seems like a crime and they drug her to keep her under their thumb when she’s not working,” the writer continues. “So when Ash begins to push back against this bubble, what she finds underneath it is not going to be pleasant for anyone involved.”
Here is the solicitation for the first issue, due out June 12. Look for AfterShock’s full June 2019 solicitations later this month at Newsarama.
TRUST FALL #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover: Chris Visions
1:10 Incentive Cover: Claire Roe
Ash Parsons was raised to believe she’s special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she’s the golden goose of her family.
Her family is the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can’t teleport herself — making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It’s a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results.