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AfterShock First Look: Jimmy’s Little Bastards #1

‘JIMMY’S LITTLE BASTARDS’ returns to a familiar world with a new spin.

A new generation of Bastards is back and bolder than ever! A special 3-issue oversized prestige format mini-series from Jimmy’s creators GARTH ENNIS and RUSS BRAUN!

After the shattering events of his last adventure, Jimmy is on extended leave from British Intelligence—sliding slowly into middle age, with carpet slippers, tragic sweater and cup of cocoa to match. The formerly sexist superspy is even reevaluating his attitude to women! His daughter (Don’t say it! Don’t you dare say it!) Nancy is taking up the slack in fine style, cutting a bloody swathe through the Regent rogues’ gallery. But a mysterious message starts Jimmy looking into his family’s murky past…where he finds a clue to a strange and deadly new danger. JIMMY’S LITTLE BASTARDS #1, by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun.

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Written by Garth Ennis (A WALK THROUGH HELL, The Boys, Preacher) and illustrated by Russ Braun (Batman, Swamp Thing, Where Monsters Dwell), JIMMY’S LITTLE BASTARDS returns to a familiar world with a new spin.

JIMMY’S LITTLE BASTARDS #1

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Russ Braun
Colorist: John Kalisz
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Andy Clarke
Incentive Cover: John McCrea
/ $7.99 / 48 pages / Color /
On Sale 8.17.2022

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For more on this news, get a word from Ennis below.

GARTH ENNIS ON WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT:

“Jimmy Regent is the U.K.’s number one superspy- or was. But after a nasty incident in which his many, many illegitimate children came to get him back for deserting them, and inflicted a world-class case of PTSD on the super-suave secret agent, Jimmy has entered semi-retirement. Now his daughter Nancy has taken over the battle against Britain’s most dangerous enemies- not that anyone asked her, of course.”

GARTH ENNIS ON WHERE HE LAST LEFT THE CHARACTERS:

“The new story sees Jimmy’s great, great, great (etc.) Uncle Roger entering the fray- Roger is the black sheep of a family of black sheep, far worse than Jimmy ever was. But now some peculiar skullduggery in 19th century Africa has rebounded on the Regents, and an old enemy is using their own power against them. Jimmy’s Bastards were bad enough- Jimmy’s Little Bastards are a nightmare beyond description.”

GARTH ENNIS ON IF THERE WILL BE ANYTHING SURPRISING WITH THIS NEW ARC:

“There are many surprises in the new story, including whale-smuggling, a highly triggering TV show, some very naughty children and dubious goings-on at the highest levels of government. One scene in particular involves a submarine and some hardcore pornography- if anyone does see that one coming, I suggest they get out of the way as quickly as possible.”

GARTH ENNIS ON SOME OF HIS INSPIRATIONS BEHIND CREATING THE NEW STORY:

“I wanted to give the new Jimmy’s Bastards a while to percolate, so that it would be darker, funnier, more action-packed and really just a lot nastier than the first series. And it is.”


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