AFTERSHOCK Embarks On 25+ Date North American Signing Tour

AfterShock November 2017 cover
Credit: AfterShock Comics
Credit: AfterShock Comics

AfterShock Comics is midway through a North American tour of comic shops and conventions, and has released the next slate of dates going through November. Publisher/CCO (and writer of Black-Eyed Kids) Joe Pruett is visiting each of these stores, and in some cases bringing surprise guests such as Garth Ennis, Phil Hester, and Paul Jenkins.

"Why did I want to do this? Devote nine months of my life to flying around the country visiting comic book stores? Simple. We pride ourselves at AfterShock that our staff and creators are family," Pruett told Newsarama. "The retailers who sell our comics and their customers who buy our comics are important extensions of that family. Yet, I've never met most of them! You can't be part of a close-knit family if you've never even talked face-to-face before, right? So, that's what I'm doing. I'm going out to meet extended family members and creating a bond, so at the next family reunion I won't have to look at their name tag to figure out who they are. I'll recognize their faces."

Earlier stops on this 2017 tour included Dallas, San Diego, Nashville, San Antonio, Columbus, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, Gettysburg, York, Baltimore and Knoxville.

Here are the upcoming dates:

HOUSTON
10/14 - Dragon's Lair Comics
10/14 (with special guest Aaron Douglas) - Space Cadets Collection

FLORIDA
10/18 - House of Comics and Games (Jacksonville)
10/18 - Famous Faces & Funnies (West Melbourne)
10/19 - A Comic Shop (Winter Park/ Orlando)
10/19 - Daddy Kool Records (St. Petersburg)
10/20 - Uncanny Heroes (Tampa)
10/21 - Emerald City Comics (Clearwater)
10/21 - Yancy Street (Port Richey)

BIRMINGHAM
10/24 - 2nd & Charles (Books-A-Million)

GREENVILLE
10/25 (with special guest Paul Jenkins) - Borderlands Comics and Games

MILWAUKEE
10/28 (with special guests Garth Ennis and Phil Hester) - Kowabunga Comics

VIRGINIA / MARYLAND / DELAWARE
11/1 - Blue Marble Comics & Games (Mecahicsville, VA)
11/1 - Painted Visions Comics (Woodbridge, VA)
11/2 - Shazam Comics & Toys (Pasadena, MD)
11/2 - 3rd Eye Comics (Annapolis, MD)
11/3 - Captain Blue Hen (Newark, DE)
11/4 - Cards, Games & Comics (Reistertown, MD)
11/4 - The Amazing Comics Shop (Fairfax, VA)

WASHINGTON D.C.
11/5 - Venus's Comic Shop

COLORADO
11/8 - Time Warp Comics (Boulder)
11/9 - Hall of Justice (Parker)
11/10 - Mad Reads Comics & Books (Brighton)
11/11 - Heroes & Horrors Games (Windsor)
11/11 - The Nerd Store (Greeley)

CHATTANOOGA
11/29 - Epikos Comics

SAN FRANCISCO
week of 12/6 (exact dates and stores are TBD)

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