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The Summer of AfterShock: Here’s What To Expect This August!

AfterShock Comics is gearing up for beast mode this summer!

Lions, Tigers and Bears… dogs, cats, monkeys, and rabbits too. Get prepared for an apocalyptic event like none seen before with AfterShock Comics’ Animosity. A new series launching in August from writer Marguerite Bennett (InSEXts, A-Force, and Bombshells) along with artist Rafeal de Latorre (SuperZero) that shows us how dangerous the cute and cuddly can be. Here’s a look at all the upcoming releases this August from AfterShock!
Animosity 1ANIMOSITY #1
On Sale August 3

NEW SERIES! One day, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge.
Now, a dog and his girl are trying to get away–out of New York City, and all the way to San Francisco, to the only person who might be able to protect and save her.

From Marguerite Bennett, the writer of InseXts, A-Force, and Bombshells, and Rafael de Latorre, the artist of Superzero, comes a new kind of road trip, a new kind of black comedy, and a new kind of coming-of-age.
InseXts TPBINSEXTS Vol 1, TPB
On Sale August 3

Collecting the first seven issues of the hit gothic horror love story series InseXts, from writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Ariela Kristantina. At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love.

B.E.K.BLACK EYED KIDS #5
On Sale August 10

The BEK’s mysterious motive for infatuating a juvenile detention center is painfully and horrifically revealed, while Meredith must fight for her life as she finds that her usefulness with her BEK captors may be coming to a potentially gruesome end.

The terror continues from Eisner Award-winner Joe Pruett (X-Men Unlimited, Cable) and artist Szymon Kudransko (Spawn, Daredevil/Punisher).

Captain KidCAPTAIN KID #2
On Sale August 17

While local government, business and media conspire to destroy the city with weather machines, a hero from the future gives Captain Kid a clue to his origin.

Join the all-star creative team of writer Mark Waid (Fantastic Four, Captain America), artist Wilfrdo Torres (Batman ’66, Jupiter’s Choice), and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick (Batman ’66, Never Boy) for the first chapter of an all-new superhero adventure!

Life SpannersLIFESPANNERS #2
On Sale August 24

Reporter Kennedy Avis has just BECOME the biggest story of the news cycle, and she’s on the run from a group of early adopters with funky superhuman powers. Can the man sent to kill her, save her?

A sci-fi superhuman epic from the writer Tim Seeley (Revival, Grayson and Hack/Slash) and artist Gus Storms (EGOs, Legion of Super-Heroes).

 

RevisionistREVISIONIST #3
On Sale August 24

Reeling from the revelation that he’s a time traveling assassin, Martin comes up against his most complex mission yet. Secrets from his past are brought to light as he struggles to complete his task—will he survive long enough to save reality? Find out what the future holds for THE REVISIONIST!

From the all-star creative team of writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, Avengers World), artist Garry Brown (Black Road, The Massive), and colorist Lauren Affe (The Paybacks, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter).

Rough RidersROUGH RIDERS #5
On Sale August 31

With the help of Thomas Edison and Annie Oakley, STEAMPUNK TEDDY is released upon the Spanish American War. As Teddy fights the infamous Battle of San Juan Hill, Harry Houdini and Jack Johnson make a discovery that will change the course of history, their mission and the rest of their lives.

By Adam Glass (Suicide Squad and Deadpool) and artist Par Olliffe.

 

Convention Updates

We are heading into the summer convention season. AfterShock Comics will be attending AwesomeCon (June 3-5), HeroesCon (June 17-19), San Diego Comic Con (July 21-24), Kansas City Comic Con (August 12-14), Baltimore Comic-Con (September 2-4), and New York Comic Con (October 6-9).

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About AfterShock Comics:

Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, AfterShock’s executive team includes: Publisher Joe Pruett; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience, Senior VP Digital-Creative, Mike Zagari, oversees the AfterShock innovative and immersive story-driven digital experiences, and Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor as well as an award-winning filmmaker; as well as Co-CEO Michael Richter, an accomplished media and technology executive, most recently at Facebook.

*** information provided by AfterShock Comics
Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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