PopCultHQ’s First Look: July 2017 Solicitations from AfterShock Comics

Popculthq looks at all of the comics
releasing from AfterShock Comics in July 2017…

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ANIMOSITY: THE RISE #2

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Juan Doe
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Juan Doe
Item Code: MAY171048
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A city by the sea rises, ruled by animals who become more human and humans who become more animal. All the while, Adam, an imprisoned veterinarian, works on the technology that would give his captors the strength to change the world…


BABYTEETH #2

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Colors: Mark Englert
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artist: Garry Brown
Item Code: MAY171047
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The first few weeks of raising a baby can be hell. Clark won’t latch or take a bottle, he’s fussy all the time and he has just destroyed Sadie’s sleep schedule. Ugh, and also the constant assassins and secret cabals organizing against her to kill her baby because he’s the dark lord incarnate who will usher in the apocalypse…well, that is just not helping either…
From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!


BLACK EYED KIDS #13
Writer: Joe Pruett
Artist: Szymon Kudranski
Colors: Guy Major
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Item Code: MAY171053
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The BEK Boy King home for a house visit, with Jim, Andrew, Lara, Jones, and Riley the unwilling hosts and Michael forced to make a life-altering decision to save his mortal family or embrace his supernatural destiny.
From EISNER AWARD winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, the artist of Daredevil/Punisher and Spawn.


INSEXTS #12

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Colors: Jessica Kholinne
Letters: A Larger World
Cover Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Item Code: MAY171054
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The rebellion reaches a fever pitch as the prisoners of the museum come to life – and rise up against Lady and Mariah!
From the writer of the break-out hit ANIMOSITY, Bombshells, and A-Force.


JIMMY’S BASTARDS #2

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Russell Braun
Colors: John Kalisz
Letters: Rob Steen
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson
Item Code: MAY171046
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Helicopter gunships and golf don’t mix, as Jimmy finds himself proving when a quick nine holes turns into Apocalypse Now. But Nancy, who is assigned to watch over Jimmy, is not convinced that his opponents are quite what they seem – and with the real enemy still lurking in the background, our heroes find themselves investigating a conspiracy of unthinkable proportions. If only Jimmy wouldn’t keep shagging everything in a skirt, the world might still be in with a chance…
From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


PESTILENCE #3

Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Oleg Okunev
Colors: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
Item Code: MAY171050
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

How did Roderick Helms’ and Geofrey Anteil’s journey as members of Fiat Lux begin? We find out this issue as a journey of another sort is underway for Fiat Lux – a race to rescue the Pope himself in Avignon! What knowledge of the zombie plague does the Pope possess? And will he share it with Roderick and his men before it’s too late?

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


ROUGH RIDERS: RIDERS ON THE STORM #5

Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Pat Oliffe
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb

Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover Artist: Pat Olliffe

Item Code: MAY171052
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders go charging headfirst into the dangerous rapids of Niagara Falls to rescue one of their own – and collide with a familiar enemy. While Annie Oakley learns some hard truths about herself from the team, Teddy will come face-to-face with America’s greatest threat yet, but will he have what it takes to save the United States again from almost sure destruction?
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with cover by Pat Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man


THE NORMALS #3

Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Dennis Calero
Colors: Adriano Augusto
Letters: Corey Breen
Cover Artist: Dennis Calero
Item Code: MAY171049
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Doctor Gordon reveals the nature of Jack and his family’s creation by Westin Incorporated! He also brings to light that there are more automatons just like Jack and his family, throughout the country and possibly, the world. All the while, Jack plots to rescue and escape with his family before Westin Incorporated can do any more harm – but is he already too late?
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).


UNHOLY GRAIL #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Mirko ColakCover Artists:
Mirko Colak (Cover A)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover B)

 Item Codes:
MAY171044 (Cover A)
MAY171045 (Cover B)
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.
As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?
From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


WORLD READER #4

Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Juan Doe
Letters: Rachel Deering
Cover Artist: Juan Doe

Item Code: MAY171051
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017

SRP: $3.99

Sarah explores a dead world that holds the key to everything, but Death will do anything to keep its secrets buried. And as Sarah’s powers reach their breaking point, the Faded Man closes in to silence her forever.
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 The 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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