AFTERSHOCK COMICS AUGUST 2017 Solicitations

AfterShock Comics August 2017 cover
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ALTERS #6 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.2.17
The story of No-Damn-Name, a loving mother
Chapter 1: The End of the Innocence
writer: Paul Jenkins
artist: Leila Leiz
color: TBD
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Leila Leiz
 
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. 
 
However, when she encounters a brand new Alter living in extreme poverty, she is forced to recognize that not everyone wants to be found, giving her a new perspective on the complexity of her own situation.
 
From the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry, and Hellblazer.

 

ANIMOSITY #9 (MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.16.17
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
 
Tensions run high as betrayal stings Jesse in a way she could have never imagined. Can Kyle shed his humanity enough  to aid Jesse in her quest? Can Sandor forsake his bestial nature in order to save that which he loves? The answers lie within!
 
From Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC‘s Bombshells, and A-Force) and Rafael De Latorre  (SUPERZERO).


BLACK-EYED KIDS #14 (MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.16.17
writer: Joe Pruett
artist: Szymon Kudranksi
colors: Guy Major
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Francesco Francavilla
 
In order to save one of their own, Gus, Jim, Reece, and Andrew must lay siege to the stronghold of the Black-Eyed Children. But is this a rescue mission or a suicide run?
 
From Eisner-Award winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, the artist of Daredevil/Punisher and Spawn

 

BABYTEETH #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.9.17
writer: Donny Cates
artist: Garry Brown
color: Mark Englert
letterer: Taylor Esposito
cover: Garry Brown
 
Okay, just what the hell is going on in this book? I mean—right? Assassins? Secret Illuminati groups? Portals to hell? Raccoon monsters? Earthquakes? Demon babies? LASER TAG FIGHTS? What the hell, Cates? 
 
Well, look. I promise this is all going to make sense. You just gotta hang in there. This issue is great, though. You're gonna love it. 
 
(Smiley face emoji)
 
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!

 

ELEANOR & THE EGRET #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.23.17
writer: John Layman
artist: Sam Kieth
color: Ronda Pattinson
letterer: John Layman
cover: Sam Kieth
 
After the tragic events of last issue, we ought to change the name of this book to Eleanor WITHOUT Her Egret, because she’s on her own now, lost, and her current plan is best described as desperate, if not suicidal. As for Ellis the Egret, he’s down, but perhaps he’s not completely out, as this issue, he makes a couple of very surprising new friends.
 
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!

 

JIMMY’S BASTARDS #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.30.17
writer: Garth Ennis
artist: Russ Braun
color: John Kalisz
letterer: Rob Steen
cover: Dave Johnson
 
The plot thickens as Junior starts turning the screws, and Idi falls in with some very bad dudes. Nancy's suspicions grow about the opposition, but even Jimmy is a tad surprised at her solution to this episode's knotty problem. A night at the museum, a man on the run, and a bit of the old Allah Akbar—in part three of Jimmy's Bastards.
 
From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

 

THE NORMALS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.30.17
writer: Adam Glass
artist: Dennis Calero
color: Adriano Augusto
cover: Juan Doe
 
“Road To Nowhere”
 
While JACK tries to explain to his family that they are robots, The Normals try to put as much distance as they can between them and the evil, WESTIN INCORPORATED. However, being on the run proves difficult as Westin's reach is far and wide and they are hell-bent on recalling EVERY AUTOMATON they created—unless Jack and his family can find them first.
 
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).

 

PESTILENCE #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.23.17
writer: Frank Tieri
artist: Oleg Okunev
colors: Rob Schwager 
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Tim Bradstreet
 
As the Church's dark secrets come to light, Fiat Lux must contend with hordes of zombies in Paris...hordes of zombies who are beginning to become more advanced! Will this be the end for Roderick Helms and his men? It will be for one of them, at least!
 
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)!

 

UNHOLY GRAIL #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.9.17
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Mirko Colak
color: Maria Santaolalla
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover “A”: Mirko Colak 
cover “B”: Francesco Francavilla
 
The horrific legend of King Arthur continues to unfold. The demon known as Merlin leaves a trail of carnage and curses as he searches for the boy who would be king. Arthur wages war against those who would oppose his sovereignty. The haunted walls of Camelot are raised. And Arthur meets the woman who will become his dark queen. 
 
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 #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 8.2.17
writer: Jeff Loveness
artist: Juan Doe
letters: Rachel Deering
cover: Juan Doe
 
Sarah reaches her final planet, where the hope of life beyond our world may still exist. But the true nature of her mission is revealed...and the deeper mystery of The Faded Man takes shape. The cataclysmic, penultimate chapter of World Reader will change EVERYTHING.  
 
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.

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