AFTERSHOCK COMICS February 2020 Solicitations

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The Man Who Effed Up Time #1 / $4.99/ 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.05.20
Writer: John Layman
Artist: Karl Mostert
Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: John Layman
Cover: Karl Mostert w/ Dee Cunniffe
Incentive Cover: Larry Stroman
Sean Bennett is just your everyday, ordinary lab worker in a high-tech lab with a prototype time machine. And, yeah, he’s got the same temptations any of us would have about going back in time, just a bit, to correct mistakes of the past and right old wrongs. So, when he meets a version of himself from the future who encourages him to do just that, Sean takes the temporal plunge. Only…can you guess what happens next? Did you read the book title? Yup. All of TIME is f#%&ed up now, and it’s up to Sean to correct it—or else!
Presenting a time-twisted sci-fi action-comedy, a butterfly effect noir, by multiple Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew, ELEANOR & THE EGRET) and talented newcomer Karl Mostert. Order it today…before time runs out!

 

Godkillers #1 / $4.99/ 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.19.20
Writer: Mark Sable
Artist: Maan House
Colorist: Hernan Cabrera
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Cover: Jeremy Haun w/ Nick Filardi
Incentive Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Abdul Alhazred is an Arab-American folklore professor turned soldier whose fear of death stems from uncertainty about the existence of an afterlife. Then he joins THE GODKILLERS, a special forces unit tasked with fighting insurgents who use mythological creatures as weapons of mass destruction. Now that he knows the supernatural exists, he'll have to decide which is worse—death or the nightmarish monsters he thought were mere legends.
From writer Mark Sable (Grounded, Fearless, Supergirl) and newcomer artist Maan House, GODKILLERS is a monster story for the modern age.

 

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.12.20
Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Sami Kivela
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Sami Kivela w/ Jason Wordie
Incentive Cover: Andrew Robinson
In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.
As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.
From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.

 

Pestilence:The Complete Series HC / $39.99 / 240 pages / color / On sale 2.5.20
Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Oleg Okunev
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
The Holy Land, the year of our lord 1347.
The men of Fiat Lux—the assassin’s arm of the Church—have been dispatched to deal with a situation involving a renegade crusader and his army. Little do they realize a far more important mission soon awaits them. It is a mission that will have them traversing throughout medieval Europe, all in an attempt to stop a deadly plague that will eventually wipe out over sixty percent of that continent’s population.
But is it really a plague? What if history was a lie, and if the truth was something far more sinister…?
Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer), this striking hardcover contains all issues of PESTILENCE its sister series PESTILENCE: A STORY OF SATAN, plus the short story that appeared in the SHOCK VOLUME 2 anthology!

 

DARK ARK: AFTER THE FLOOD #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 02.26.20
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Juan Doe
A loathsome traitor from the past seeks to turn the denizens of the Dark Ark against Khalee and her family. But this fiend brings an even more terrifying promise—that the floodwaters will rise once more!
From writer Cullen Bunn (UNHOLY GRAIL, BROTHERS DRACUL, WITCH HAMMER, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (BAD RECEPTION, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes an even more sinister tale of biblical proportions!

 

SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 02.26.20
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Stefano Simeone
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Stefano Simeone
Bringing it all home in this wild, violent, and fun final issue! Caucasus goons and underground radicals are on a collision course, with Nussbaum as the X on all their maps! Pick your fighter: hyper-capitalists, competing militias groups, or lone gunmen with personal grudges! It's a game where winning isn't possible!
From Patrick Kindlon (PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE!) and Stefano Simeone (CLANKILLERS) comes SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED — a satirical take on consumer society.

 

Animosity vol 5 TPB / $19.99 / 128 pages / color / On sale 2.5.20
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elton Thomasi and Rafael De Latorre
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letterer: Marshall Dillon and Taylor Esposito
Cover: Rafael DeLatorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
On day, the Animals woke up.
They started thinking.
They started talking.
They started taking revenge.
The Animals rest and consider their path. Where have they come from? Where can they go? When they were taken from the wild, how did their fates change humanity forever. What will they become?
From the writer of INSEXTS, A-Force, and Bombshells and the artist of SUPERZERO, comes the fifth collected volume chronicling a new kind of road trip, a new kind of black comedy, and a new kind of coming-of-age. Contains issues 19-24!
From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre.

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