AFTERSHOCK COMICS May 2017 Solicitations

AfterShock Comics May 2017 cover
Credit: AfterShock Comics

PESTILENCE #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Frank Tieri
artist: Oleg Okunev
colors: Rob Schwager
letters: TBD
cover: Tim Bradstreet
incentive cover 1:10: Szymon Kudranski

NEW SERIES!

It’s 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 Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblzer)!

 

THE NORMALS #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Adam Glass
artist: Dennis Calero
color: Adriano Agusto
cover: John Hill
incentive cover: Elizabeth Torque

NEW SERIES!

Think about your “life” for a moment…the people you’ve known, the one’s you’ve loved, and all the stuff in between. Now imagine you learned that everything YOU believed, everything YOU lived, everything YOU felt actually never happened...it was ALL not real. But it is REAL to YOU and you now must fight to save it and everyone you love. But to do that, you first have to save the world. Welcome to "The Normals." an exciting new rush-of-blood-to-the-head series and AfterShock Comics.

Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).

 

ELEANOR & THE EGRET #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: John Layman
artist: Sam Kieth
color: Ronda Pattinson
letterer: John Layman
cover: Sam Kieth

What kind of thief leaves a single feather at the scene of the crime? Perhaps one that has a talking, painting-eating, oversized Egret as a pet—a pet that gets more oversized the more paintings he eats! Sounds fun, right? Except for some of the people now determined to stop this thief, who is anything but!

From John Layman, appetizing writer of Chew, and Sam Keith, captivating creator & artist of The Maxx and co-creator of Sandman, comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock.

 

WORLD READER #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Jeff Loveness
artist: Juan Doe
letters: Rachel Deering
cover: Juan Doe

The Universe is a crime scene, and only The World Reader can solve it. But can she win the trust of her crew? Or is she truly losing her mind? And just who is the Faded Man? And why is he stalking Sarah across the murdered worlds?

From Groot and The Jimmy Kimmel Show 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.

 

BLOOD BLISTER #4 (MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Phil Hester
artist: Tony Harris
inker: Eric Layton
letterer: Dave Sharpe
cover: Tony Harris

YOU DON’T NEED TO DIE TO GO TO HELL...

The demonic evil born within Brandon Hull has broken free of his body and unleashes its lethal rage on those around him. Hull fights to contain this power before it consumes his family--and eventually the world. A possession tale like no other, Hester and Harris take horror comics to new heights...and new lows in this startling ongoing series from AfterShock Comics!

Opening a jarring window on to 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.

 

ROUGH RIDERS: RIDERS ON THE STORM #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Adam Glass
artist: Patrick Olliffe
color: Gabe Eltaeb
letterer: Sal Cipriano
cover: Pat Olliffe w/ Gabe Eltaeb

“HEAD 'EM UP, MOVE 'EM OUT!”

In the wake of President McKinley's death, Teddy Roosevelt's suspicions about a LARGER CONSPIRACY have all but been confirmed. But before being sworn into office as the new President, Teddy vows to bring down those responsible for this national tragedy—no matter the cost. It’s up to Teddy and his ROUGH RIDERS to investigate just how far this Anarchist web reaches. However, as our heroes grow closer to discovering who’s behind this mystery, they find themselves questioning everything they've ever believed.

Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with cover by Pat Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man).


ALTERS VOL 1 TP / $14.99 / 128 pages / Color
writer: Paul Jenkins
artist: Leila Leiz
color: Tamra Bonvillain
letterer: Ryane Hill
with Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines & Rob Schwager
cover: Brian Stelfreeze

As the world struggles to accept the emergence of a new kind of human species known as alterations, or “Alters,” a young woman must navigate the path to becoming her true self, while struggling with the complications of her civilian life and the responsibilities of her newfound power.

This groundbreaking series--years in the making--begins the saga of a young woman who can only really be herself…whenever she is not herself.

Collecting issues 1-5 of the critically-acclaimed series, plus the original short story from AfterShock Genesis one-shot. Written by Eisner Award-winner Paul Jenkins and illustrated by Leila Leiz.

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