[Solicitations] AfterShock Comics – May 2018

AfterShock Comics

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

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A WALK THROUGH HELL #1 – Cover A by Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia
A WALK THROUGH HELL #1 – Cover B (Pitch Black Cover)

A Walk Through Hell #1

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

Order Codes:
MAR181064MAR181065
In Shops: May 16, 2018

So these two FBI agents walk into a warehouse…Special Agents Shaw and McGregor handle the routine cases nowadays, which is just the way Shaw likes it. She’s pushing 40, a borderline burnout, the ghastly memories of her last investigation still clinging like shadows. McGregor is younger, more dedicated, hanging onto some measure of idealism whatever the world might throw at him.When two fellow agents go missing inside a Long Beach warehouse, Shaw and McGregor are sent to investi-gate. But what they find waiting is far from routine, as the local police have already discovered to their cost. Before the night is out, our heroes will encounter terror beyond their most appalling nightmares—in a place where the night may never end at all.A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudžuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer).


ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION Volume 1 TP

Animosity: Evolution Vol. 1

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

Order Code: MAR181079
In Shops: May 16, 2018

One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own.

Collecting the first five issue of this captivating ANIMOSITY spin-off series!

From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by 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 entertaining comics in the industry. Animosity is a prime example of this.” – Steve Gustafson of 411mania.com


 

BABYTEETH #11

Babyteeth #11

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

Order Code: MAR181072
In Shops: May 23, 2018

The story of the Antichrist and the people who love him continues as we enter into the most terrifying chapter of our journey so far: THE TERRIBLE TWOS! Plus, who is our mysterious new storyteller!? And what secrets about the fate of Clark do they hold?! Find out here, as a bold new direction in BABYTEETH begins!

From Donny Cates, the writer of Thanos, Dr. Strange, 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


BETROTHED #3

Betrothed #3

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

Order Code: MAR181073
In Shops: May 09, 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!


BRILLIANT TRASH #6

Brilliant Trash #6

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

Order Code: MAR181076
In Shops: May 30, 2018

Now that the Didi Virus has swept the globe, every one on earth has superhuman powers. But using the super-powers slowly kill the user, and each person must decide whether to use them for good or evil, and whether to burn bright and fast or not at all.

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


 

BROTHERS DRACUL #2

Brothers Dracul #2

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

Order Code: MAR181066
In Shops: May 23, 2018

Vlad Dracul and his brother Radu are prisoners of the Ottoman Empire. As royalty, though, they are treated with great respect. They are trained in art, music, archery, horseback riding…even vampire hunting! Herein the sorrow-filled truth of Vlad’s descent to the role of the Impaler is revealed!

From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) 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 #4

Cold War #4

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

Order Code: MAR181074
In Shops: May 16, 2018

With no safe havens left, the splintered sides of the surviving Cryonauts are spinning wildly out of control. On the ground, the least useful members of their ranks — lovesick couple Tikk and Sath — have stepped up to save their fellow soldiers. While deep behind the scenes, LQ’s semi-suicide mission to uncover who’s pulling the strings has hit bloody paydirt.

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!

“Sebela managed to balance a number of genres, giving us a plate that offers something for just about every-one…Hayden Sherman’s art is a big plus and evokes early Frank Miller. 9 out of 10.” -Stephen Gustafson of 411mania.com


DARK ARK #6 – Cover A by Juan Doe
DARK ARK #6 – Cover B by Nat Jones

Dark Ark #6

Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Juan Doe
Lettered by Ryane Hill
Covers by Juan Doe, Nat Jones

Order Codes:
MAR181070MAR181071
In Shops: May 02, 2018

Two arks sail the flooded world. On one, Noah tends the animals of the natural world. On the other, the sorcerer Shrae stands watch over the monsters that haunt the night. But in order for Shrae’s charges to thrive in the World That Waits, Noah’s Ark must also survive. And when Noah’s vessel encounters trouble, Shrae’s monsters must work in secrecy to ensure that their would-be prey lives to find land.

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.


HER INFERNAL DESCENT #2

Her Infernal Descent #2

Written by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson
Art by Kyle Charles
Lettered by Ryan Ferrier
Cover by Kyle Charles

Order Code: MAR181067
In Shops: May 23, 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.


Pestilence: A Story of Satan #1 – Cover A by Tim Bradstreet
Pestilence: A Story of Satan #1 – Cover B by Mike Rooth

Pestilence: A Story of Satan #1

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

Order Codes:
MAR181068MAR181069
In Shops: May 30, 2018

The second volume of this hit
AfterShock series starts here!

The year is 1353. The fugitive Roderick Helms has retreated to a life of hidden seclusion after failing to expose the Church’s role in the Black Death. But something threatens to bring him back into action. Something that has risen which will threaten to transform the waning plague into a far more darker and sinister crisis. And that something is none other than Satan himself!

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)!

“Pestilence is a refreshing new take on the zombie genre. It really drives home the claustrophobic onslaught of the undead.” -James Ferguson of horrortalk.com


RELAY #0

Relay #0 (Free Comic Book Day)

Written by Zac Thompson, Donny Cates
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Andy Clarke

Order Code: JAN180015

A story of community, religion, madness and the first planet to succumb to the universe’s biggest paradigm shift. A weary space traveler arrives on a primitive planet lost in the dark ages. The shamanic tribe who resides there are unsettled and uncertain about their future. They rely on hunting and gathering to survive until the charismatic traveler offers a tantalizing and dangerous solution: The Relay. A Monolith designed to spread conformity of ideas, technology and progress across all discovered worlds.

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Rough Riders: Ride or Die #4

ROUGH RIDERS: RIDE OR DIE #4

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

Order Code: MAR181078
In Shops: May 09, 2018

Volume Three of the hit AfterShock Series!

In their final mission together, the Rough Riders are pushed to the brink of their own destruction. Houdini tries to outsmart death one more time while Jack Johnson attempts to save his dear friend. Meanwhile, Teddy Roosevelt must face not only his own sins, but those of his familial line. And in order to save the world from the end of days, Roosevelt must kill his daughter, Alice, who has been possessed by an ancient evil! Don’t miss “The Long Goodbye”, the stunning conclusion of America’s first team of super heroes.

Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural and writer of Suicide Squad) with art-work 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 thrill-ing. This is what comic books are all about!” – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net


SHIPWRECK Volume 1

Shipwreck Vol. 1

Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Phil Hester
Inks by Eric Gapstur
Colored by Mark Englert
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Phil Hester

Order Code: MAR181078
In Shops: May 30, 2018

Dr Jonathan Shipwright, sole survivor of a very unusual and very secret shipwreck, doesn’t know where he is. Seemingly trapped on an endless road, in pursuit of a saboteur who holds the key to his salvation — or doom. Industry legend WARREN ELLIS joins AfterShock comics with this mysterious and captivating tale full of shock, secrets and surprises.

From the co-creator and writer of AUTHORITY, TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY.

“SHIPWRECK might not be the first title readers think of when they think of new Ellis works, but…I have a feeling that that could (and should) change!” —Justin Partridge of newsarama.com


THE ART OF JIM STARLIN HC

Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin
Cover by Jim Starlin

Order Code: MAR181077
In Shops: May 02, 2018

There are few creative names in comics whose influence is felt more in pop culture than Jim Starlin-with his creations Thanos, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer occupying such prominent roles in Marvel’s cinematic universe. The “father of the cosmic soap opera,” Jim Starlin’s name is synonymous with the larger-than-life epic, which is why AfterShock is proud to bring back into print this epic 328-page retrospective on the career of one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 40 years! Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry’s top creative talents, this oversized volume includes glimpses into Starlin’s files and sketchbooks, as well as images of his personal favorites with insights into his life and creative process. The first edition of this volume sold out instantly. Don’t be caught short this time! Just in time for the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie!


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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