Written by Shane Riches with art by Jose Holder, "Afflicted" reunites the creative team behind 12-Gauge's "R.P.M." to follow the journey of Madison Thomas, who has just moved to Yuma, Arizona following her mother's death. Madison falls for Kevin, the leader of the most feared clique in high school: teenagers with incredible powers. Through a chain of events, Madison gets powers of her own and has to decide what she wants to use them for.
"Afflicted" will see print as an original graphic novel in September, but also launches this week as part of 12-Gauge's latest digital initiative to help raise awareness and attention of the project in anticipation of the print release -- a first for the publisher.
I was lucky to be able to highlight most of the main characters in a series of teasers released this week. Take a look at them here: