#Solicitations – September 2017: AfterShock Comics

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

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Animosity: The Rise #3

Artist: Juan Doe
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Juan Doe
Item Code: JUL171311
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99
The City by the Sea is under Animal control. Led by a mysterious beast, and under laws and dangers never known before, the city is on the brink of crisis—and one man stands between totalitarian order or ravenous chaos. What choice is there?
The exciting third chapter of this ANIMOSITY trilogy comes to a conclusion here, paving the way to AfterShock’s new ongoing ANIMOSITY series, debuting next month!From creator Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER).


Babyteeth #4
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Colors: Mark Englert

Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artist: Garry Brown
Item Code: JUL171308
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99
So, you know how we’ve all been really coy and playful about how this book is going to get dark and bloody and really hardcore at a certain point?
This is the issue where that starts happening.
Happy reading everyone! (Call your mother. She worries).
From Donny Cates, the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the breakout hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!

Black Eyed Kids #14

Writer: Joe Pruett
Artist: Szymon Kudranski
Colors: Guy Major
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Item Code: JUL171314
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99
Jim Loudin life’s has been shattered. The BEK have caused the death of his wife, the corrupting of his son and the near death of his daughter. Now his comes face-to-face with the monster behind all his pain, the impish leader of the Black-Eyed Children. But will he survive the encounter?
From EISNER AWARD winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, the artist of DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER and SPAWN.

Dark Ark #1 – Cover A by Juan Doe
Dark Ark #1 – Cover B by Phil Hester

Dark Ark #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letters: Ryane Hill
Cover Artists:
Juan Doe
Phil Hester
Item Codes:
JUL171303 (Cover A)
JUL171304 (Cover B)
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99
NEW SERIES!The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah’s story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world-such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law?
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

Fu Jitsu #1 – Cover A by Wes St. Claire
Fu Jitsu #1 – Cover B by Greg Smallwood

Fu Jitsu #1

Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Wesley St. Claire
Letters: Ryane Hill
Cover Artists:
Wesley St. Claire
Item Codes:
JUL171306 (Cover A)
JUL171307 (Cover B)
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99
NEW SERIES!
Fu Jitsu is the world’s smartest boy, and has been for the last hundred years.  Wait, what?  Fu is an un-aging genius, and has had adventures around the globe and around the galaxy.  From Einstein and the Wright brothers, to Gandhi and Johnny Unitas, Fu has met everyone in history while protecting Earth from Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, and his dangerous magi-science.
Fu exiles himself to Antarctica to try and forget the painful break up with his ex-girlfriend, Rachel.  Meanwhile, Wadlow returns from the far-flung future and sends James Dean, his ultimate assassin, to kill Fu at the South Pole.  And you though your teenage years were tough?

InseXts #13
Cover Artist: Ariela Kristantina

Item Code: JUL171310
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

In the climactic arc finale of INSEXTS, Lady and Mariah-the deadly Victorian vixens out for revenge-begin a chain reaction to alter their world forever…
From the brilliant mind of Marguerite Bennett, the writer of the break-out hit ANIMOSITY, Bombshells and Batwoman, with artwork by AfterShock’s own Ariela Kristantina!

Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #6

Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Pat Oliffe
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover Artist: Pat Oliffe
Item Code: JUL171313
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99
“Man of War”
The epic showdown is upon us as Roosevelt and the Rough Riders take on QUEEN VICTORIA and the BRITISH NAVY in order to save the United States from the clutches of an Anarchist Invasion. However, the Rough Riders will learn that their greatest challenge could still be ahead of them as they must set aside their own differences and focus on a much larger threat. A danger that in the end will sow the seeds of their very own destruction!
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural and writer of Suicide Squad) with artwork by Patrick Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man).

The Normals #5

Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Dennis Calero
Colors: Adriano Augusto
Cover Artist: Juan Doe
Item Code: JUL171315
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99
“This Must Be The Place”
The Normals now know and accept that they’re different…but what they can’t decide on is all the rest. Are they still a family? Are they on a fool’s errand? Can they trust one another? As they try to figure this all out, the Normals find their first Automaton that they must awaken-so he knows the truth about his existence and has the choice of free will. Only one problem, this Automaton seems to be a MURDERER. Raising the question: do you give awareness to something that’s already evil? 
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).


Unholy Grail #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Mirko Colak
Colors: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist: Mirko Colak
Item Code: JUL171309
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99
You’ve heard the story of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot-a tale of love both courtly and true. Now envision that love unfolding in a version of Camelot crawling with demonic receivers and unnatural horrors! Love itself takes a dark turn as jealousies unfold and grim thoughts of murder and betrayal take root in the minds of kings.
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

World of Animosity #1

Colors: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Roberto De La Torre
Item Code: JUL171305
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99
A journey through an apocalypse like none ever imagined-this singular one-shot brings readers and fans alike an exclusive look at the characters, creatures, maps, mysteries, enemies, histories, and the road-so-far in a world where the Animals have risen up to take revenge. This standalone collection includes a variant cover gallery, character designs, never-before-seen artwork, and summaries that will not only bring new readers up to speed, but allow existing readers to dive deep with new information into stories they already love.

World Reader #6

Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Juan Doe
Letters: Rachel Deering
Cover Artist: Juan Doe
Item Code: JUL171312
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99
Sarah’s mission lies in failure, but the moment of truth is here. Who is the Faded Man and why is he hunting Sarah across the dead worlds? The breath of every life speaks through Sarah, and Life itself reveals its purpose. The first arc of this epic sci-fi comes to a starling conclusion!
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 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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