[Solicitations] AfterShock Comics – February 2018

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
releasing from AfterShock Comics in February 2018…

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You don’t have to die to go to hell.

BLOOD BLISTER #4

Written by Phil Hester
Art by Phil Hester
Inks by Eric Layton
Colored by Guy Major
Lettered by Dave Sharpe
Cover by Tony Harris

Item Code: DEC171038
(MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color

YOU DON’T NEED TO DIE TO GO TO HELL…

Brand Hull finally comes face-to-face with the demon claiming his soul, unaware that the evil he’s sown has already taken on a life of its own…and claimed the life of an innocent. The sophisticated, yet visceral horror story from Hester, Layton, Major & Sharpe continues!

BLOOD BLISTER…is bursting with greatness.” – Jason Bennett of popculthq.com

Opening a jarring window to a world of horror from the Eisner Award-nominated writer of The Coffin, Firebreather and Deathstroke. Covers by Ex Machina’s Tony Harris!


The legends you think you know were the heroes you never imagined.

ROUGH RIDERS: RIDE OR DIE #1

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

Item Code: DEC171030
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Volume Three of the hit AfterShock Series! A great jumping-on point!

It’s 1906 and Theodore Roosevelt is the sitting president when a familiar face from his past asks him once again to call upon the Rough Riders to save the world. But this time it’s not anarchists or aliens—no, it’s something from the great beyond. Something so ancient and inherently evil that the Rough Riders will need to add to their ranks in hopes of defeating it. Who will be the newest historical figure to have the honor to call themselves a Rough Rider?

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 story is exciting and fun, with the characters being faithful and fanciful, and the visuals are epic and thrilling. This is what comic books are all about!“ – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net

[First Look] The Riders Return to AfterShock Comics w/ ROUGH RIDERS: RIDE OR DIE #1


There’s a world of magic and madness just behind our own…

BACKWAYS #3

Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Eleonora Carlini
Colored by Silvie Tidei
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Eleonora Carlini & Silvie Tidei

Item Code: DEC171032
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

As Anna and Coyote Bones continue to search for Slyvia in the Backways, they are being stalked by something dangerous—the Morning Wolf is on the hunt!

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From Justin Jordan (STRAYER, Green Lantern: New Guardians) and Eleonora Carlini (Batgirl, Doctor Who) comes the BRAND NEW series of magic, mystery and mayhem that is sure to appeal to fans of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia!

Horror and dark fantasy comics are thriving right now thanks to series like Wytches and Harrow County, and Backways sounds like it’ll fit right in.” -Matthew Jackson of SyFy.com

PopCultHQ Comic Book Review: BACKWAYS #1 from AfterShock Comics


A girl and her robot set out to save Leonardo da Vinci from the world… or the world from da Vinci!

MONSTRO MECHANICA #3

Written by Paul Allor
Art by Chris Evenhuis
Colored by Sjan Weijers
Lettered by Paul Allor
Cover by Chris Evenhuis

Item Code: DEC171037
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice and their wooden robot!

Isabel and the Machine are separated during the Siege of Volterra! As Isabel races to find him in the carnage and chaos, the violence surrounding them affects the Machine in surprising and potentially terrible ways!

From creators Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world!

MONSTRO MECHANICA” is a swashbuckling adventure story, filled with humor, pathos and giant wooden robots, that has something to say about humanity and society. It’s also incredibly fun, and filled with absolutely gorgeous art. You’re going to love it!” –Paul Allor

PopCultHQ Comic Book Review: MONSTRO MECHANICA #1 from AfterShock Comics


They’re out to Get Daddy…and they’re about to find out he’s the biggest bastard of them all!

JIMMY’S BASTARDS #7

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun
Colored by John Kalisz
Lettered by Rob Steen
Cover by Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia

Item Code: DEC171034
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Fresh out of the asylum, but on extremely shaky mental ground, Jimmy marshals his forces for the final battle with Junior and the Bastards. But Nancy is already launching her own one-woman assault on the enemy fortress—with no idea of the terrible secret that awaits her…
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From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

JIMMY’S BASTARDS…is a crazy, offensive, beautiful debut to what is sure to be another Garth Ennis winner!” – Lucas Wagner of thatsnotcurrent.com

[Comic Book Review] JIMMY’S BASTARDS #5 from AfterShock Comics


Absolute power…kills brilliantly.

BRILLIANT TRASH #4

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Priscilla Petraites
Colored by Marco Lesko
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Mike Norton & Addison Duke

Item Code: DEC171035
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Lifespan, Inc. has Kennedy Avis in its clutches, and with her the information to privatize superhumanity. But as Jim Heller counts the days left in his life, will he allow the woman he just rescued to be made into a disposable corporate asset?

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A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites!

It’s the story of the ‘word of tomorrow,’ torn directly from the headlines, about an America that might be waiting for us. It’s cautionary, but it’s also action packed and fun!“ -Tim Seeley


Welcome to the future. Get ready to die.

COLD WAR #1 – Cover A by Hayden Sherman
COLD WAR #1 – Cover B by Juan Doe

COLD WAR #1

Written by Chris Sebela
Art by Hayden Sherman
Colored by Hayden Sherman
Lettered by Hayden Sherman
Cover A by Hayden Sherman
Cover B by Juan Doe

Item Codes: DEC171028, DEC171029
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

New Series!

Panacea Cryonics offered its customers life after death by keeping their heads frozen until the day technology could rebuild them, free of disease and death. However, as these everyday people from the past are revived, they’re not handed the keys to a new life, but a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in a war against unknown opponents for unknown reasons, to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around.

From Christopher Sebela, writer of Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella and Evolution, and Hayden Sherman, artist of The Few and John Carter The End, comes the story that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

[Preview] Chris Sebela & Hayden Sherman Bring a COLD WAR to AfterShock Comics


The world’s smartest boy is 120 years old…but he’s just getting started!

FU JITSU #5

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Wes St. Claire
Colored by Maria Santaolalla
Lettered by Ryane Hill
Cover by Wes St. Claire

Item Code: DEC171036
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Injured to the brink of death, Fu Jitsu stands against Wadlow and his army. Can Fu cheat the unstoppable icy claw of Death and discover a new form of Kung Fu to save the day? Or will our hero sacrifice everything when he has nothing left to lose but his life? Find out in the conclusion of our first story arc!
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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!

FU JITSU #1 is an infectious ball of fun. Jai Nitz and Wes St. Claire’s sensibility is delightfully off-kilter.“ – Kent Falkenberg of multiversitycomics.com

PopCultHQ Comic Book Review: FU JITSU #1 from AfterShock Comics


Having a baby when you’re sixteen can be tough. For Sadie…it’ll be HELL!

BABYTEETH #8

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

Item Code: DEC171033
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

“Hey, friends, Donny Cates here. So here’s the thing about this issue: if I were to write even a single true sentence about what happens in this one, it would spoil the whole thing. So instead of attempting some kind of vague “This issue changes everything!!, I’ll just say that this issue is insane. Lots of reveals, lots of uncovered truths about the family and the cult and the assassin and the raccoon monster and the mom and the OTHER mom and…yeah, see? It’s gonna get weird. Thanks, we’ll see you on the stands!”

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!

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

[Preview] AfterShock Comics’ 10/11 Release: BABYTEETH #5


Met with fear and prejudice, this new team can manifest spontaneous powers. And they will alter the world as you know it.

ALTERS #10

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

ITEM CODE: DEC171039
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Faced with the choice of losing her own child or losing her own life, the newest Alter on the team may find her career has ended before it ever begun. The is the climactic end to the story of No Damn Name, where the emergence of the most powerful and dangerous Alter yet may change the balance of power, or even lead to the entire destruction of Earth.

From Paul Jenkins, the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry and Hellblazer, with artwork by AfterShock’s very own Leila Leiz!

The visuals are beautiful and deserve attention, while the story looks to be addressing something avoided in American society. Overall grade: A.” – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net

[Preview] AfterShock Comics’ 10/11 Release: ALTERS #7


The animals thought, spoke…and took revenge. Now you can color the world of ANIMOSITY!

ANIMOSITY Coloring Book

Art by Rafael De Latorre, Juan Doe, Mike Rooth, Kelsey Shannon & more

Item Code: DEC171031
$14.99 / 64 pages / B&W

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Based on story concepts created by Marguerite Bennett

Over 60 pages of gorgeous black-and-white artwork from your favorite AfterShock series, ANIMOSITY! Now you too can join the adult coloring book movement by breathing colorful life into your own pages of ANIMOSITY artwork, specially printed on heavy paper stock!

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[Preview] AfterShock Comics’ 11/22 Release: ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #2


A dangerous game of cat and mouse with a girl and her talking bird.

ELEANOR & THE EGRET TPB Vol. 1

Written by John Layman
Art by Sam Kieth
Colored by Ronda Pattinson
Lettered by John Layman
Cover by Sam Kieth

Item Code: DEC171041
$14.99 / 120 pages / Color

Collecting the entire series!

The most daring art thief in Paris has struck again, and the police have assigned their best detective to the case. His only clue? A single white feather left at the scene. Could this feather belong to the thief? To the thief’s accomplice, an oversized talking egret? Or will his investigation lead him to somewhere even stranger? (Answer: all of the above.)

Presenting a peculiar and unforgettable tale of birds and banditry, paintings and pets, larceny, love and…lamprey-wielding assassins? From the legendary creator of THE MAXX and co-creator of SANDMAN, Sam Kieth, and the considerably less-legendary creator of CHEW, John Layman!

Gorgeous artwork by Sam Kieth and Ronda Pattison and a script by John Layman that subtly lays the groundwork for a magical world make ELEANOR & THE EGRET…a fascinating debut! 10 out of 10.” – Robert Reed of newsarama.com

[Preview] AfterShock Comics’ 11/22 Release: ELEANOR & THE EGRET #5


They’re out to Get Daddy…and they’re about to find out he’s the biggest bastard of them all!

JIMMY’S BASTARDS TPB vol1

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

Item Code: DEC171040
$14.99 / 128 pages / Color

Collecting the first five issues of this hit AfterShock series!

Jimmy Regent, Britain’s number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn’t quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. Now, there’s a price to pay for Jimmy’s multiple romantic conquests — the results of which are about to come calling in the worst possible way…

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

Jimmy’s Bastards…is a crazy, offensive, beautiful debut to what is sure to be another Garth Ennis winner!“ – Lucas Wagner of thatsnotcurrent.com


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, SVP, Brand, 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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