'Preacher' Co-Creator to Write Spy Satire 'Jimmy's Bastards' (Exclusive)

Jimmy's Bastards announcement - Publicity - H 2017
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Britain's top secret agent comes face to face with his own sexual past in this new comic book series by Garth Ennis.

What happens when the amorous exploits of Britain's greatest secret agent come back to haunt him? A new series from Preacher co-creator Garth Ennis and indie publisher AfterShock Comics will reveal all later this year as Jimmy Regent comes face to face with Jimmy's Bastards.

The plot of the new series, Ennis's second with the publisher after last year's Dreaming Eagles, sees the "devastatingly handsome" — AfterShock's words — British secret agent faced with a new organization made up of 200 agents in peak physical condition with one aim in mind: killing Jimmy Regent. And, to make matters more complicated, each of the 200 agents, men and women alike, look almost as if they might be related to Jimmy himself.

The new series will be one of many planned to debut this year, following up on AfterShock's successful 2016, which included new projects from Brian Azzarello, Mark Waid and Marguerite Bennett, as well as Ennis.

"During our first year as a publisher, AfterShock worked with over 100 talented creators to help bring to life incredible stories from some of the best in the business," AfterShock editor-in-chief Mike Marts said in a statement. "Thanks to overwhelmingly positive support from fans and retailers, AfterShock will continue to expand its content in 2017 through partnerships with both industry favorites and up and comers."

More details about Jimmy's Bastards, including a series artist and release date, will be announced soon, according to the publisher.