The real-life World War II super-spy Virginia Hall is the target of time-traveling assassins attempting to change time in AfterShock Comics’ upcoming Artemis and the Assassin. Scheduled to debut March 18, this new series by writer Stephanie Phillips and artists Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini looks to jump into real-life events and give it a hard (and potentially deadly) right turn.
“The story is about an international group of time-traveling assassins willing to interfere in watershed moments throughout history for a price,” Phillips said in an announcement. “One such assassin, Maya, is tasked with killing the most notorious female spy of WWII, Virginia Hall. When the mission goes awry, both Maya and Virginia’s lives are changed forever as both women are pitched headlong through time.”
Here is the solicitation for the first issue – look for AfterShock’s full March 2020 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.
Artemis and the Assassin #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 3.18.2020
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artists: Meghan Hetrick & Francesca Fantini
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Phil Hester w/ Mark Englert
1:15 Incentive Cover: Dave Johnson
What happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other?
For a price, a top-secret assassination organization will travel through time and interfere with watershed moments. Trained as the agency’s top assassin, Maya is sent to kill Virginia Hall, the deadliest spy of WWII. Charged with carrying important plans about the invasion of Normandy to the allied troops, Virginia’s death would have a cataclysmic effect on WWII as we know it.
Written by Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, DESCENDENT), with art by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, Artemis and the Assassin is a pulpy adventure story about the cost of changing history