Last February, Uncle Highlander called attention to the excellent AfterShock series, Maniac of New York – you can read all about it here. The series was such a success that, just like any good slasher series, there’s a sequel on the way. Here are the details:
Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #1/ $4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 12.01.21
Writer: Elliott Kalan
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Andrea Mutti
Maniac Harry Mask Variant: Andrea Mutti
Incentive Cover: Jonathan Luna
The bloody saga of Maniac Harry continues!
After the tragedy of The Death Train, Detective Zelda Pettibone and mayoral aide Gina Greene have lost the trail of the Maniac — and the support of the city. Copycats are springing up, tensions are high and traffic is a nightmare. So, what happens when your favorite unstoppable, mindless killer resurfaces in a Bronx high school? Can Zelda and Gina get there before Maniac Harry adds to his body count? Will the students tear their attention away from their phones long enough to notice there’s a monster in the halls?
“The new arc, The Bronx Is Burning, will give us more glimpses of how Maniac Harry has really insinuated himself into the fabric of New York life: copycat criminals, school Maniac drills, rap lyrics…,” says writer Elliott Kalan. “We’ll also be following the Maniac into parts of the city we haven’t seen before, culminating in a huge scene at a public event that I’ve been wanting to include ever since the first series and which I can’t wait to see Andrea draw. We’ll also see Gina and Zelda’s relationship develop further, as Gina becomes more coldly obsessed with stopping the Maniac, pushing Zelda away from her. And Lena, final girl of the Death Train, will return on a quest of her own.”
Writer Elliott Kalan and artist Andrea Mutti return for the next chapter of the hit horror-satire that’s somehow even scarier than the world we actually live in!