#Solicitations – August 2017: AfterShock Comics


PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics
releasing from AfterShock Comics in August 2017…

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ALTERS #6

Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Leila Leiz
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Item Code: JUN171135
In Shops: Aug 2, 2017
SRP: $3.99
With her nemesis, Matter Man, finally under control, Chalice begins a new chapter of her life as spokeswoman and primary recruiter for the Gateway Army.However, when she encounters a brand new Alter living in extreme poverty, she is forced to recognize that not everyone wants to be found, giving her a new perspective on the complexity of her own situation.From the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry, and Hellblazer.
With her nemesis, Matter Man, finally under control, Chalice begins a new chapter of her life as spokeswoman and primary recruiter for the Gateway Army.However, when she encounters a brand new Alter living in extreme poverty, she is forced to recognize that not everyone wants to be found, giving her a new perspective on the complexity of her own situation.From the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry, and Hellblazer.


ANIMOSITY #9

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael de la Torre
Colors: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Item Code: JUN171134
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99
Tensions run high as betrayal stings Jesse in a way she could have never imagined. Can Kyle shed his humanity enough to aid Jesse in her quest? Can Sandor forsake his bestial nature in order to save that which he loves? The answers lie within!

From Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC‘s Bombshells, and A-Force) and Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).


BABYTEETH #3

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Colors: Mark Englert
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Item Code: JUN171133
In Shops: Aug 9, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Okay, just what the hell is going on in this book? I mean—right? Assassins? Secret Illuminati groups? Portals to hell? Raccoon monsters? Earthquakes? Demon babies? LASER TAG FIGHTS? What the hell, Cates?

Well, look. I promise this is all going to make sense. You just gotta hang in there. This issue is great, though. You’re gonna love it. 🙂

From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!


ELEANOR & THE EGRET #4

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Sam Kieth
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Item Code: JUN171136
In Shops: Aug 23, 2017
SRP: $3.99
After the tragic events of last issue, we ought to change the name of this book to Eleanor WITHOUT Her Egret, because she’s on her own now, lost, and her current plan is best described as desperate, if not suicidal. As for Ellis the Egret, he’s down, but perhaps he’s not completely out, as this issue, he makes a couple of very surprising new friends.From John Layman, appetizing writer of Chew, and Sam Keith, captivating creator & artist of The Maxx and co-creator of Sandman, comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!


JIMMY’S BASTARDS #3

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Russ Braun
Colors: John Kalisz
Letters: Rob Steen
Item Code: JUN171132
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The plot thickens as Junior starts turning the screws, and Idi falls in with some very bad dudes. Nancy’s suspicions grow about the opposition, but even Jimmy is a tad surprised at her solution to this episode’s knotty problem. A night at the museum, a man on the run, and a bit of the old Allah Akbar—in part three of Jimmy’s Bastards.

From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


PESTILENCE #4

Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Oleg Okunev
Colors: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Item Code: JUN171137
In Shops: Aug 23, 2017
SRP: $3.99

As the Church’s dark secrets come to light, Fiat Lux must contend with hordes of zombies in Paris…hordes of zombies who are beginning to become more advanced! Will this be the end for Roderick Helms and his men? It will be for one of them, at least!

Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Hellblazer)!


THE NORMALS #4

Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Dennis Calero
Colors: Adrian Augusto
Letters: Corey Breen
Item Code: JUN171138
In Shops: Aug 23, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Road To Nowhere”

While JACK tries to explain to his family that they are robots, The Normals try to put as much distance as they can between them and the evil, WESTIN INCORPORATED. However, being on the run proves difficult as Westin’s reach is far and wide and they are hell-bent on recalling EVERY AUTOMATON they created—unless Jack and his family can find them first.

Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).


Unholy Grail #2 – Cover A by Mirko Colak
Unholy Grail #2 – Cover B by Francesco Francavilla

UNHOLY GRAIL #4

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Mirko Colak
Colors: Maria Santaolalla
Letters: Simon Bowland
Item Codes:
JUN171130 (Cover A)
JUN171131 (Cover B)
In Shops: Aug 9, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The horrific legend of King Arthur continues to unfold. The demon known as Merlin leaves a trail of carnage and curses as he searches for the boy who would be king. Arthur wages war against those who would oppose his sovereignty. The haunted walls of Camelot are raised. And Arthur meets the woman who will become his dark queen.

From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


WORLD READER #5

Writer:Jeff Loveness
Artist: Juan Doe
Letters: Rachel Deering
Item Code: JUN171139
In Shops: Aug 2, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Sarah reaches her final planet, where the hope of life beyond our world may still exist. But the true nature of her mission is revealed…and the deeper mystery of The Faded Man takes shape. The cataclysmic, penultimate chapter of World Reader will change EVERYTHING.

From Groot and Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the chilling, epic new series that will be sure to appeal to fans of The Arrival, Interstellar, and The Expanse.


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: Chief Creative Officer/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, Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor as well as an award-winning filmmaker, Publishing Operations Manager, Stephan Nilson, Retailer/Fan Relations Manager, Lisa Wu, and Publishing Assistant, Ashley Wyatt.

T H E ~ C R E A T I V E ~ R E V O L U T I O N ~ S T A R T S ~ H E R E !

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*** info and images courtesy of AfterShock Comics, ComiXology, and PreviewsWorld

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