AfterShock announced today a new comic that will shatter longstanding industry traditions and exist solely as a work of the comics medium, not a pitch for the movies or television, according to an EXCLUSIVE report from Comic Book Resources that everyone is really impressed with. From writer Jai Nitz and artist Wes St. Claire, Fu Jitsu will hit comic shops, and not the desks of Hollywood producers, in September, with alternate covers by Greg Smallwood.
“It’s a comic book for comic book readers,” Nitz told CBR of the comic which hopes to capitalize on the mediumist Comics First movement. “Fu Jitsu has more in common with early Hellboy than it does with End-Around-Movie-Pitch-as-a-Graphic-Novel.”
“Wes St. Claire and I are here to make comics,” Nitz continued as a chorus sang America The Beautiful behind him and a single tear rolled down the cheek of Mark Millar. “We are sequential storytellers. We want to knock your socks off with a comic the way Walt Simonson or Howard Chaykin or Jim Starlin knocked you on your butt with the power of words and pictures. That’s our goal.”
Bleeding Cool will keep you appraised of Nitz and St. Claire’s war on socks, but in the meantime, here’s a solicit found on comiXology and some preview pages lifted from CBR:
FU JITSU #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Jai Nitz
artist: Wes St. Claire
cover A: Wes St. Claire
cover B: Greg Smallwood
On Sale: September 27. 2017
Fu Jitsu is the world’s smartest boy, and has been for the last hundred years. Wait, what? Fu is an un-aging genius, and has had adventures around the globe and around the galaxy. From Einstein and the Wright brothers, to Gandhi and Johnny Unitas, Fu has met everyone in history while protecting Earth from Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, and his dangerous magi-science.
Fu exiles himself to Antarctica to try to forget the painful break up with his ex-girlfriend, Rachel. Meanwhile, Wadlow returns from the far-flung future and sends James Dean, his ultimate assassin, to kill Fu at the South Pole. And you thought your teenage years were tough?
From Jai Nitz, the award-winning writer of El Diablo, Suicide Squad Most Wanted and Dream Thief, comes this action-packed new series with art from Teen Titans Annual artist Wes St. Claire!