Book Buzz Session: Aftershock featuring KILL A MAN
Thursday, June 25, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
A look into AfterShock's 2020 line-up featuring an interview with KILL A MAN's creators, Steve Orlando and Phillip Kennedy Johnson. KILL A MAN is an original graphic novel that deals with LGBQT+ themes, masculinity, and what "makes a man?"
As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs thrown at the other fighter. Today, he's a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world...until he's outed as gay in his title shot press conference.
Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans and his sport, to regain his title shot Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wants to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-great fighter in his own right...and the man James once watched kill his father.
A singular achievement from writers Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, DEAD KINGS) and Phillip K. Johnson (Aquaman, Adventure Time, The Last Time) with art from Alec Morgan (Midnighter, Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica).