Writer Patrick Kindlon returns to AfterShock Comics for a new series delivering punk ethos to what he describes as a "hyper-capitalistic future." Scheduled to debut October 9, Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated by Kindlon and artist Stefano Simeone is promised to have "vivid violence and colorful language that used to make comics subversive and exciting."
"In this hyper-capitalist future, a job in loss prevention is the closest a man can get to judge, jury, and executioner," said Kindlon in a statement. "Nussbaum takes his position seriously, and when he finds an underground society living outside corporate oversight his only instinct is destroy! This book feels timely without being forced commentary. A recipe for great sci-fi.”
Here is the solicitation for the first issue - look for AfterShock's full October 2019 solicitations later this month.
Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.09.19
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Stefano Simeone
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Stefano Simeone
Incentive Cover: Antonio Fuso
The largest retailer in the world requires the best-trained loss prevention staff, and Security Officer Nussbaum defends the company interests at any cost. Life, human rights, rational thought are all secondary concerns. But his world is upended when he finds a society living under the retail outlet – a culture that challenges his notions about consumerism and sense of self. Is he ready for the message? Imagine Judge Dredd working for Amazon, and you’ve got a hint of what you’re in for.
From Patrick Kindlon (PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE!) and Stefano Simeone (CLANKILLERS) comes SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED—a satirical take on the consumer society.