[Solicitations] AfterShock Comics – June 2018

AfterShock Comics June 2018

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

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A WALK THROUGH HELL #2 Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia cover
A WALK THROUGH HELL #2 Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia cover

A Walk Through Hell #2

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Colored by Ive Svorcina
Lettered by Rob Steen

Order Code: APR181227
In Shops: June 13, 2018

You’re an experienced, confident FBI agent, armed and trained for the worst the world has to offer. You’re on a routine job in a Long Beach warehouse, not long to go before you clock off for the night. So why are you seeing things that just can’t possibly be? Why has your heart stopped beating in your chest? And why are you terrified beyond anything you ever imagined?

A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer) that HAD to be told at AfterShock!


ALTERS Volume #2
ALTERS Volume #2

Alters Vol. 2

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

Order Code: APR181239
In Shops: June 20, 2018

Collecting the complete second story arc of this hit AfterShock series!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. 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.From Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, Sentry) and Leila Leiz (NVRLND) comes the groundbreaking series that HAD to be told at AFTERSHOCK.“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 SciFi Pulse


ANIMOSITY #15 Rafael de Latorre cover
ANIMOSITY #15 Rafael de Latorre cover

Animosity #15

Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Rafael de Latorre
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon

Order Code: APR181235
In Shops: June 6, 2018

With the hideous truth of the Walled City revealed, Sandor must use every ounce of cunning to rescue Jesse from her human captors—before the try to “save the world” from the risen Animals…

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

“Animosity looks to be AfterShock’s first true classic, the book that’ll put them on the map.” – Tara Giovannini of IGN


 

ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #7 Eric Gapstur cover
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #7 Eric Gapstur cover

Animosity: Evolution #7

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

Order Code: APR181236
In Shops: June 13, 2018

With one crisis defeated, a new nemesis lurks deep beneath the city, poisoning that which no living thing can live without—water.

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!

“AfterShock has earned their reputation for putting out some of the most diverse and en-tertaining comics in the industry. Animosity is a prime example of this.” – Steve Gus-tafson of 411 Mania


BABYTEETH Volume #2
BABYTEETH Volume #2

Babyteeth Vol. 2

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

Order Code: APR181225
In Shops: June 13, 2018

Collecting the complete second storyarc from the hit AfterShock series, BABYTEETH!

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 is here!

From Donny Cates, writer of Thanos, Dr. Strange, Buzzkill, Paybacks, Rednecks and the break-out 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


BETROTHED #4 Steve Uy cover
BETROTHED #4 Steve Uy cover

Betrothed #4

Written by Sean Lewis
Art by Steve Uy
Colored by Steve Uy
Lettered by Simon Bowland

Order Code: APR181238
In Shops: June 13, 2018

The Betrothed’s earth-bound guardians get involved as all hell breaks loose for Kieron and Tamara. After battling Barbarians and having their friends discover the truth about the pair, how can they find a way to cope? Enter an all-night keg party, filled with flirtation, jealousy and a few pranks along the way. Funny, fantastical and full violence—issue #3 arrives with a bang! From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series, with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that HAD to be told at AfterShock!


BROTHERS DRACUL #3 Mirko Colak cover
BROTHERS DRACUL #3 Mirko Colak cover

Brothers Dracul #3

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

Order Code: APR181231
In Shops: June 20, 2018

Discover the sorrow-filled truth of Vlad’s descent to the role of  the Impaler! Vlad and his brother Radu have excelled in the art of vampire-slaying. But the vampires have a few tricks of their own. Some of those tricks may shatter Vlad’s sanity.

From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Ven-om) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL,The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!


COLD WAR #5 Hayden Sherman cover
COLD WAR #5 Hayden Sherman cover

Cold War #5

Written by Chris Sebela
Art by Hayden Sherman
Colored by Hayden Sherman
Lettered by Hayden Sherman

Order Code: APR181237
In Shops: June 6, 2018

Many of them are dead, the war they’re stuck in is still in full swing, but now the Cryonauts are face to face with the most dangerous situation of all: a 16 year old girl named Polly. As the stakes and body count rise, they’ll fight to stay alive and uncover just who has thrown them into this bloodbath and why.

From Chris 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!

“…there’s no denying the fact Cold War is a new series that flat-out demands your attention!” -Craig Neilson-Adams of BigComicPage


Dark Ark #7

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

Order Code: APR181232
In Shops: June 6, 2018

The monstrous creatures of Shrae’s Ark have been tasked with protecting Noah and his flock. But the shocking nature of the creature that plague’s Noah may set the mon-sters of the Dark Ark at each other’s throats!

From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical propor-tions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

“Bunn, Doe, and Hill are a dream team, each contributing mightily to making this a fantastic book!” – Grant Stoye of CourtOfNerds


FU JITSU Volume #1
FU JITSU Volume #1

Fu Jitsu Vol. 1

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Wesley St. Clare
Colored by Maria Santaolalla
Lettered by Ryane Hill

Order Code: APR181232
In Shops: June 27, 2018

Collecting the first five issue of this hit AfterShock 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 breakup 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 thought your teenage years were tough?

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 Wesley 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 Multiversity Comics


HER INFERNAL DESCENT #3 Kyle Charles cover
HER INFERNAL DESCENT #3 Kyle Charles cover

Her Infernal Descent #3

Written by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson
Art by Kyle Charles
Colored by Jordan Boyd
Lettered by Ryan Ferrier

Order Code: APR181234
In Shops: June 27, 2018

Lynn and William Blake confront the anxiety-ridden mad judge of hell, Franz Kafka. Lynn descends further down the fiery depths into the circle of gluttony, where Cerberus awaits with a hunger of his own. Plus, a guest appearance by the world’s most beloved author of suspense and mystery!

From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs and Marvel’s Cable, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is HELL like you’ve never seen before.


INSEXTS YEAR ONE
INSEXTS YEAR ONE

InSEXts Year One Vol. 1

Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Ariela Kristantina
Colored by Jessica Kholinne, Bryan Valenza
Lettered by Troy Peteri

Order Code: APR181228
In Shops: June 6, 2018

Collecting the complete INSEXTS series in one volume!

At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (ANIMOSITY, Bombshells and Batwoman) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State), a comic unlike any you’ve seen before!

“This is a series that knows what it’s about and revels in it, and I just can’t resist!” – Marykate Jasper of Comic Book Resources


PESTILENCE A STORY OF SATAN #2 Tim Bradstreet cover
PESTILENCE A STORY OF SATAN #2 Tim Bradstreet cover

Pestilence: A Story of Satan #2

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

Order Code: APR181233
In Shops: June 27, 2018

As this newest version of the Black Death begins to rise up and become an even dead-lier crisis than before, Roderick Helms and the surviving members of Fiat Lux race to stop it—but can they do so while being hunted themselves…by the NEW Fiat Lux?

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

“The truth about the Crusades is finally told and you’d be dead wrong to miss it. Great characters and detailed art make this a must read.“ –Patrick Hayes of SciFiPulse


THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1 Rafael La Torre with Marcelo Maiolo - Cover A
THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1 Rafael La Torre with Marcelo Maiolo – Cover A
THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1 Alvaro Sarraseca - Cover B
THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1 Alvaro Sarraseca – Cover B

The Lost City Explorers #1

Written by Zack Kaplan
Art by Alvaro Sarraseca
Colored by Chris Blythe
Lettered by Troy Peteri

Order Codes:
APR181229, APR181230
In Shops: June 20, 2018

NEW SERIES!

Lost cities aren’t just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!

Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok).


 

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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