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Collects #1-5. Recommended. The true story of Dr. Nathaniel Calloway, a Black physician caught between medicine and the mob in 1930s Chicago. Writer Peter Calloway tells this story about his own grandfather, who graduated from medical school in the early 1930s. Unable to get work at any Chicago hospital (because he was Black) and unable to secure a loan from a bank to start his own practice (because he was Black), Nathaniel turned to the only other source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone. Aftershock, 2021.

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The true story of Dr. Nathaniel Calloway, a Black physician caught between medicine and the mob in 1930s Chicago. Writer Peter Calloway tells this story about his own grandfather, who graduated from medical school in the early 1930s. Unable to get work at any Chicago hospital (because he was Black) and unable to secure a loan from a bank to start his own practice (because he was Black), Nathaniel turned to the only other source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone.

“One of the most profoundly fascinating, startling and significant stories AfterShock has ever published,” Shadow Doctor features the artwork of Eisner Award-winner Georges Jeanty (The American Way, X-Tremists) and covers illustrated by the inimitable Mark Chiarello!

The Bonus section includes a short artist interview, family photos of all the players, a letter from Nathaniel himself, and variant covers.

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