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AfterShock to launch ‘Shadow Doctor’ in Feb

As reported on the AfterShock website, Shadow Doctor is the story of writer Peter Calloway's grandfather, Nathaniel Calloway. Calloway explains, "After graduating in the early 1930s in Chicago, [he] couldn’t find a job at a hospital because he was Black. He also couldn’t get a loan from a bank to start a practice, because he was Black. Desperate, he turned to the only other source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia.”

Shadow Doctor looks to be an in depth exploration of his grandfather's life, triumphs, and failings as Calloway explains that his grandfather, "Did things that are, at best, morally questionable. To be honest, that’s the part that my family tends to shy away from — and those are the things I feel it’s necessary to explore.”

The book will offer a unique perspective not often told, and one that's especially prevalent today as Calloway continues to explain that, “These are stories that — even though they are almost 100 years old — are still playing out in one way or another today: from race, to crime, to economic uncertainty,”

This title is also a unique addition for AfterShock Comics as the bulk of their material tends to be genre bound and leans heavily towards horror or sci-fi. Combined with some of their other current efforts and projects, this announcement marks an interesting expansion in AfterShock's offerings.

Art for the title will be by Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), lettering from Charles Pritchett, colors from Juancho!, and cover artwork from Mark Chiarello.

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