#Solicitations – October 2017: AfterShock Comics

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
releasing from AfterShock Comics in October 2017…



Written by Paul Jenkins
Art by Leila Leiz
Colored by Leonardo Paciarotti
Lettered by Ryane Hill
Cover by Leila Leiz

Item Code: AUG171126

Available on October 11, 2017
SRP:  $3.99

The story of No-Damn-Name, a loving mother
Chapter 2: Reflections

Sensing that time is running out on the safety of the world’s newest Alter, Chalice expands her search. But as she closes in, new complications arise: Chalice finds herself juggling impossible responsibilities to her family, her Alters family, and an impoverished, now-homeless family she barely even knows. As past guilts intensify, she must stand fast against the pressure of her new responsibilities, or be consumed.

“In essence, any superhero comic where the hero has a secret identity, can be seen as a metaphor for identity issues. However, Alters ramps this metaphor up to eleven.”
–Andy Hall of comiccrusaders.com

From the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry and Hellblazer with artwork by 2007 Russ Manning Award finalist Leila Leiz!


Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Rafael De La Torre
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Rafael De La Torre

Diamond Order Code: AUG171127
Available on October 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

In the first issue of a new arc, Sandor, Jesse, and the survivors, hear rumors of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting…

“The premise, the characters, and the action have me hooked.” – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net

From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by 2017 Russ Manning Award finalist Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

Animosity: Evolution #1 – Cover A by Eric Gapstur
Animosity: Evolution #1 – Cover B by Mike Rooth


Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Eric Gapstur
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Eric Gapstur, Mike Rooth

Diamond Order Codes:

Available on October 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A new, additional ongoing ANIMOSITY series!

One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own.

From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur–ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!



Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Rafael De La Torre
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Rafael De La Torre

Diamond Order Code: AUG171130

Available on October 4, 2017
SRP: $14.99

As Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and Sandor, her faithful and protective bloodhound, continue their cross-country journey, their faith in life, death — and each other — is tested at last.

“This is one comic you can’t afford to miss.” -Alice W. Castle of multiversitycomics.com

Collecting ANIMOSITY #5-8 and the WORLD OF ANIMOSITY one-shot!


Written by Donny Cates
Art by Garry Brown
Colored by Mark Englert
Lettered by Taylor Esposito
Cover by Garry Brown

Diamond Order Code: AUG171123
Available on October 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Home is where the heart is. Also, in this case, it’s where an assassin kicks down the door and just, oh man, just starts killing people. It’s The Prarie Wolf vs a teenage mother, an old marine, and a nine-pound antichrist. Oh and….where in the HELL is Heather?! FIND OUT HERE! (You’re gonna like it!)

“This book is going to be the most sought after title of 2017” –Rick Shea ofFamous Faces & Funnies comic shop

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!


Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Juan Doe
Lettered by Ryane Hill
Cover by Juan Doe

Diamond Order Code: AUG171122
Available on October 25, 2017
SRP: $3.99

As the floodwaters rise, Shrae’s ark full of fiendish beasts continues on its seemingly endless voyage. But below deck, the matriarch of the naga clan has been viciously slain, and the monstrous voyagers are quick to point clawed fingers to blame each other for the murder. As tensions rise among the monsters, Shrae’s very human family is at risk of becoming victims themselves.

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.


Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Wesley St. Claire
Cover by Wesley St. Claire

Diamond Order Code: AUG171129
Available on October 25, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man and wielder of the Atomic Katana, has attacked Washington DC and conquered the United States. Now it’s up to Fu Jitsu to stop Wadlow. But it’s tough trying to save the world while fighting with your ex-girlfriend that you’re still very much in love with. Oh, and Fu’s martial arts powers go haywire, so he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.

From Jai Nitz, the award-winning writer of El Diablo, Sucide Squad Most Wanted and Dream Thief, comes this action-packed new series with art from Teen Titans Annual artist Wes St. Claire!


Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun
Colored by John Kalisz
Lettered by Rob Steen

Diamond Order Code: AUG171124
Available on October 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Chaos descends on London as the mysterious Gender Fluid is suddenly revealed to the world, putting everyone—except Jimmy and Nancy, oddly enough—through some rather extreme changes. Daniella bites off more than she can chew, Sir X struggles to get abreast of the situation, and our hero finally comes face to face with the results of his life of excess.

“This is a book that should absolutely be added to your pull list if you have any taste whatsoever.” -James O’Donnell of thegeekedgods.com

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


Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Oleg Okunev
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Diamond Order Code: AUG171125
Available on October 4, 2017
SRP: $3.99

As the Church’s conspiracy tightens and the zombie outbreak reaches its peak, Roderick Helms and his men must storm Westminster Abbey to find the one object that can end it all! Will Fiat Lux succeed? Or will the zombie apocalypse reign forevermore?

“If you can’t get enough zombie in your reading diet, be sure to let Pestilence ravage you!” – Wayne Hall of majorspoilers.com

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


Written by Adam Glass
Art by Dennis Calero
Colored by Adriano Augusto
Lettered by Corey Breen
Cover by Juan Doe

Diamond Order Code: AUG171128
Available on October 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Psycho Killer”

When the Westing Corporation finally catches up with the Normals, there’s a price to pay for their freedom…but that very thing might also destroy them as a family! The Normals will finally learn the truth about what it means to be human…and it’s an ugly truth. So ugly one of them won’t make it out alive.

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


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 !




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


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