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#Solicitations – November 2017: AfterShock Comics

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

 

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ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #2

Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Eric Gapstur
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Eric Gapstur

Diamond Order Code: SEP171087
Available on November 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

NEW SERIES!Violence breaks out in the City by the Sea as the Animals struggle to fend off predators from both outside the city…and inside!From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by SHIPWRECK’s Eric Gapstur—ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!


BABYTEETH #6

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

Diamond Order Code: SEP171089
Available on November 15, 2017

SRP: $3.99

Crazy Warlock dudes, super secret cabals, inter-dimensional portals, new assassins, and the horrors of airline travel with a (demonic hellspawn sent to destroy the universe) baby! Plus—Marty, your new favorite demon-racoon-thing friend! An all-new story arc of the critically-acclaimed series BABYTEETH begins here! Part one of RAZED from Donny Cates and Garry Brown!“This book is going to be the most sought after title of 2017” –Rick Shea of Famous Faces & Funnies comic shopFrom 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 #15
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Written by Joe Pruett
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Colors by Guy Major
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171094
Available on November 8, 2017

SRP: $3.99
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Still reeling from last issue’s traumatic ending, our surviving heroes decide it’s time to stand and fight. But are they prepared for the full fury of the Black-Eyed Children?From EISNER AWARD winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, artist of Daredevil/Punisher and Spawn.


Brilliant Trash #1 – Cover A by Mike Norton
Brilliant Trash #1 – Cover B by Tim Seeley

BRILLIANT TRASH #1

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Priscilla Petraites
Colors by Marco Lesko
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Mike NortonTim Seeley

Diamond Order Codes: SEP171085SEP171086
Available on November 15, 2017

SRP: $3.99

In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives. But in a world where news is tailored to every viewpoint, will anyone believer her?A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites!


DARK ARK #3
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Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Juan Doe
Lettered by Ryane Hill
Cover by Juan Doe
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171090
Available on November 29, 2017

SRP: $3.99
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Something vile is lurking just beneath the surface of the fathomless floodwaters. As the rivalry between the various factions of monsters heats up on Shrae’s Ark, an evil from below rises to threaten every human life on board the vessel.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.


ELEANOR & THE EGRET #5
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Written by John Layman
Art by Sam Kieth
Colors by Ronda Pattinson
Lettered by John Layman
Cover by Sam Kieth
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171095
Available on November 1, 2017

SRP: $3.99
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Eleanor and Ellis, the art thief and her art-eating egret, are embarking upon their most challenging caper yet…confronting the malevolent painter Anastasia Rüe. Eleanor intends to take back what is hers, and expose Rüe for what she is. Will our high-flying adventure end in triumph, or will this be E&E’s final flight? Find out in the stunning conclusion to the strange and wondrous adult fable by Sam Kieth and John Layman!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!


FU JITSU #3
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Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Wesley St. Claire
Cover by Wesley St. Claire
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171091
Available on November 29, 2017

SRP: $3.99
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Travel back in time sixty years to 1959 where Johnny Unitas and Fu Jitsu fought crime as The Golden Arm and Shaolin Lad! Then travel sixty centuries into the future where Robert Wadlow tries to escape the infernal prison at the end of time! Then travel back to now and see this story is just getting started! Kung-fu-time-travel-football goodness, brought to you by AfterShock Comics!
From Jai Nitz, the award-winning writer of El Diablo, Suicide Squad Most Wanted and Dream Thief, comes this action-packed new series with art from Teen Titans Annual artist Wes St. Claire!


INSEXTS Vol. 2 TP
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Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Ariela Kristantina
Colors by Jessica Kholinne
Letters by A Larger World
Cover by Ariela Kristantina
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171098
Available on November 29, 2017

SRP: $14.99
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Collecting all six issues of “The Dragon” storyarc! The lovers have barely survived their battle with the Hag, and must now flee to Paris to heal, recover, and restore their love. But beneath the City of Light is a world of darkness, a world pulsing with witchcraft, seduction, and utter, obscene monstrosity…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!


JIMMY’S BASTARDS #4
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Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun
Colored by John Kalisz
Lettered by Rob Steen
Cover by Andy Clarke
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171092
Available on November 22, 2017

SRP: $3.99
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Jimmy meets his repulsive offspring at last, but things don’t go quite the way either side was expecting. For Nancy, all that skydiving practice she put in suddenly comes in handy—but a terrible surprise awaits her at ground level, in the heart of a suddenly very different London.“JIMMY’S BASTARDS…is a crazy, offensive, beautiful debut to what is sure to be another Garth Ennis winner!” – Lucas Wagner of thatsnotcurrent.comFrom the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


PESTILENCE #6
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Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Oleg Okunev
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
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Diamond Order Code: SEP171093
Available on November 8, 2017

SRP: $3.99
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This is it—our knights vs. zombies epic reaches a startling climax! Can Roderick and his able men of Fiat Lux navigate through the Church’s conspiracy and finally put an end to this apocalypse of the undead? Or will the unliving and the forces of evil reign forevermore?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)!


ROUGH RIDERS Vol. 2 TP

Written by Adam Glass
Art by Patrick Olliffe
Colored by Gabe Eltaeb
Lettered by Sal Cipriano
Cover by Patrick Olliffe

Diamond Order Code: SEP171097
Available on November 1, 2017

SRP: $14.99

Collecting all six issues of the Riders on the Storm arc!Three years have passed since the Rough Riders last adventure, but when an assassins’ bullet takes President William McKinley’s life, Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt is thrust into the role of Commander in Chief. As a country mourns the loss of their leader, Roosevelt believes that the assassin is part of a bigger conspiracy, ones whose tentacles reach back to Europe and whose intentions are to destroy humanity through world-wide ANARCHY.To stop them Roosevelt must convince Harry Houdini, Jack Johnson, Thomas Edison and a surprisingly very alive Annie Oakley to band together again. But time has strained the bonds that once united them and the ideologies of their enemies may have already seeped into one of their own.Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural and writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Patrick Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man).


UNHOLY GRAIL #4

Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Mirko Colak
Colors by Maria Santaolalla
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Cover by Mirko Colak

Diamond Order Code: SEP171088
Available on November 15, 2017

SRP: $3.99

In a story where Merlin is the paragon of evil, how will Morgan Le Fay be depicted? The greatest enemy of Camelot arrives in the darkest chapter of this Arthurian horror tale. And the love affair between Lancelot and Guinevere is revealed—with deadly consequences!From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (The Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


WORLD READER Vol. 1 TP

Written by Jeff Loveness
Art by Juan Doe
Lettered by Rachel Deering
Cover by Juan Doe

Diamond Order Code: SEP171096
Available on November 8, 2017

SRP: $14.99

Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds…as she fights to discover the secret that’s killing the universe. But Death doesn’t give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives. Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die.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.Collecting all six issues from this hit AfterShock series!

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

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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