[Solicitations] January 2018 – AfterShock Comics

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

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The animals thought, spoke…and took revenge.

ANIMOSITY #12

Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Rafael De Latorre
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo

Order Code: NOV171148
(MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color

The twisting timelines converge as Jesse races to stop a war and Sandor dives into the darkness for the family that he loves.

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


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

BACKWAYS #2

Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Eleonora Carlini
Colors by Silvie Tidei
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Eleonora Carlini & Silvie Tidei

Order Code: NOV171145
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Coyote Bones leads Anna deep into the Backways in her search for Sylvia. Unfortunately, Coyote neglected to mention her varied and numerous enemies, or the forces moving to stop Anna in her quest!

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 & The Chronicles of Narnia!

<PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Review: BACKWAYS #1>


You don’t have to die to go to hell.

BLOOD BLISTER #3

Written by Phil Hester
Pencils by Tony Harris
Inks by Eric Layton
Colors by Guy Major
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover by Tony Harris

Order Code: NOV171152
(MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color

There’s no rest for the wicked in this new horror classic by Phil Hester. Brand Hull’s soul belongs to a devil of his own making, but his horror only intensifies when he learns the evil afflicting him can also infect the world around him. Meanwhile, a more earthly threat takes aim at Hull’s estranged family…

Opening a jarring window onto a world of horror from the Eisner Award-nominated writer of The Coffin, Firebreather and Deathstroke, and the Eisner Award-winning artist of Ex Machina and Starman.

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

<PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Review: BLOOD BLISTER #1>


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

MONSTRO MECHANICA #2

Written by Paul Allor
Art by Chris Evenhuis
Colors by Sjan Weijers
Letters by Paul Allor
Cover by Chris Evenhuis

Order Code: NOV171146
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

In a city under siege, Leonardo da Vinci sends Isabel and the machine on a dangerous mission. But in the thick of battle, the machine starts to exhibit strange behavior, leaving Isabel to wonder if it’s gaining consciousness at the worst possible moment.

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

<PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Review: MONSTRO MECHANICA #1>


Absolute power…kills brilliantly.

BRILLIANT TRASH #3

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

Order Code: NOV171150
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Kennedy and superman-for-hire Jim Heller are pursued by FDA agents and salaried cyborgs, in the underground world of black market medical technology! Another pulse-pounding adventure of anarchy and attitude!

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


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

BABYTEETH #7

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

Order Code: NOV171147
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

First, there was Clark—a cute baby, for sure…but probably the Antichrist. Then came assassins, and dead exes, and creepy Illuminati groups, and warlocks and super aggressive laser tag. But now, Sadie must face her most terrifying challenge yet: FLYING WITH AN INFANT! (dramatic music cue)

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


Noah’s Ark was but the first.

DARK ARK #5

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

Order Code: NOV171151
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

In a bid to take control of Shrae’s ark, the vampires have staged a vicious attack on man and monster alike. Now, in the aftermath of the attack, Shrae and his family must decide how to carry on. But the attempted coup has drawn the attention of more powerful forces…forces of darkness…and forces of light!

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.

In the hands of Bunn and Doe, AfterShock may once again be riding the tide of success.“ – Johnny “The Machine” Hughes of comiccrusaders.com


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

ALTERS #9

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

Order Code: NOV171153
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

Reeling from the fallout of Morph’s decision, Chalice must first tend to her duty as a hero: to help their newest member protect her two little boys. But this means an encounter with the vicious killer Patient Nein, and his sinister sidekick, the disfigured girl known only as Cottonmouth.

From the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry and Hellblazer, Paul Jenkins, with artwork by 2007 Russ Manning Award finalist 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


One day, the animals started thinking, talking and taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building.

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #4

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

Order Code: NOV171149
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color

A rising conspiracy worms through the City by the Sea, from the alleys of the rats to the penthouses of the new and powerful cyborg creatures…

From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur (SHIPWRECK) — ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series set in this terrifying world where animals rule.


History is a Lie. The zombie apocalypse already happened.

PESTILENCE TPB Vol 1.

Story by Eric Bromberg, Brandon Auman & Frank Tieri
Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Oleg Okunev
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Order Code: NOV171154
$17.99 / 144 pages / Color

It is the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence—the “Black Death”— is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow “black ops” agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist!

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)!

Pestilence is a different look at a genre that most readers have seen a hundred times before. The story is just original enough, and the art fun enough to keep this book from being lost in a pile of other similar releases.” – Alice W. Castle of all-comic.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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