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Aftershock Comics March 2018 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, December 19 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Aftershock Comics March 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Betrothed #1, Babyteeth #9, Cold War #2.


Source: Aftershock Comics

ANIMOSITY #13 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.21.18
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
The sins of the past bite at Sandor's heels, as the rage of the swarm and the wrath of the flood rise to a fever pitch! Jesse races against time and the mob who is hunting her down to return the queen to her hive before war erupts across the valley!
From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 03.07.18
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Eric Gapstur
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Eric Gapstur & Guy Major
Murder, intrigue, and men playing God in the seedy underbelly of the City by the Sea—a hapless refugee hunts for the truth in a noir crime world...
From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by SHIPWRECK's Eric Gapstur—ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!

BABYTEETH #9 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.21.18
writer: Donny Cates
artist: Garry Brown
color: Mark Englert
letterer: Taylor Esposito
cover: Garry Brown
Sadie and her baby versus the whole goddamn world. And...well, this is where I normally say something cheeky like, "What else is new?" But...but, yeah, this issue ain't funny, you guys. Not everyone is walking out of this one...
From Donny Cates, the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the breakout hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST's Garry Brown!

BACKWAYS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.28.18
writer: Justin Jordan
artist: Eleonora Carlini
colorist: Silvia Tidei
letterer: Marshall Dillon
cover: Eleonora Carlini & Silvia Tidei
Anna and Coyote have escaped from the Morning Wolf, only to be captured by someone more dangerous. If they're going to find Sylvia, they're going to need to learn to control a power they barely understand.
From Justin Jordan (STRAYER, Green Lantern: New Guardians) and Eleonora Carlini (Batgirl, Doctor Who) comes the BRAND NEW series of magic, mystery and mayhem that is sure to appeal to fans of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia!

BETROTHED #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.14.18
writer: Sean Lewis
artist: Steve Uy
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover A: Steve Uy
cover B: Juan Doe
All-new series!
Welcome to the World of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They've never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another...and what's more, when they turn eighteen, they're to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!
From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series, with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

BRILLIANT TRASH #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.21.18
writer: Tim Seeley
artist: Priscilla Petraites
color: Marco Lesko
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Mike Norton & Addison Duke
As the truth of Lady Last Word is revealed and forces converge on Lifespan, Inc. headquarters, Kennedy must make a choice...does humanity deserve the right to choose to be gods?
A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites!

COLD WAR #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.14.18
writer: Christopher Sebela
artist: Hayden Sherman
colors: Hayden Sherman
letters: Hayden Sherman
cover: Hayden Sherman
Second Issue!
Their only chance at survival got its head blown off, screaming bodiless robots are after them and enemy forces begin circling for the kill. The Cryonauts scramble for safety from the battlefield, led by kindly grandmother Vinh to higher ground as the dark secrets of this future war and the ones fighting it begin to reveal themselves.
From Christopher Sebela, writer of Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella and Evolution, and Hayden Sherman, artist of The Few and John Carter: The End, comes the story that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

JIMMY'S BASTARDS #8 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.28.18
writer: Garth Ennis
artist: Russ Braun
color: John Kalisz
letterer: Rob Steen
cover: Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia
Jimmy's final showdown with the Bastards begins in quite bloody style, as Junior plays his trump card and Nancy races to foil the villains' getaway. But the final secret of our hero's supercharged sex-life is still to be revealed...
From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

MONSTRO MECHANICA #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.07.18
writer: Paul Allor
artist: Chris Evenhuis
colorist: Sjen Weijers
letterer: Paul Allor
cover : Chris Evenhuis
A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice, Isabel, and their wooden robot!
The machine is on a rampage through the streets of Volterra! As Isabel and Leonardo da Vinci ponder drastic action, Lorenzo Medici arrives in the city—and doesn't like what he finds.
From creators Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

ROUGH RIDERS: RIDE OR DIE #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 03.21.18
writer: Adam Glass
artist: Patrick Olliffe
color: Gabe Eltaeb
letterer: Sal Cipriano
cover: Patrick Olliffe w/ Gabe Eltaeb
Volume Three of the hit AfterShock Series!
A young and scared H.P. Lovecraft joins the Rough Riders as they ride again against an ancient evil. This threat has returned to our earthly plane from the great beyond, and is hellbent on killing anything in its path. Our heroes soon learn that these unfortunate souls are not deceased, but instead have been turned into an ARMY OF THE DEAD! And the true nature of this ancient evil will change one of our beloved members forevermore!
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural and writer of Suicide Squad) with artwork by Patrick Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man).

BLACK-EYED KIDS VOL 3 TP (MR) / $14.99 / 120 pages / Color / on sale 03.14.18
writer: Joe Pruett
artist: Szymon Kudranksi
colors: Guy Major
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Francesco Francavilla
As the creepy, devilish children began to take over this sleepy little town, a small group of survivors find themselves brought together by mysteries from their past that link them all surprisingly together. Who lives? Who dies? Whose betrayal changes everything?
Collecting issues 11-15 of the critically-acclaimed series. Written by Eisner winner Joe Pruett and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.

UNHOLY GRAIL VOL 1 TP / $14.99 / 120 pages / Color / on sale 03.07.18
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Mirko Colak
color: Maria Santaolalla
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover: Mirko Colak & Maria Santaolalla
Collecting all five issues of this hit AfterShock series!
Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur's bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.
As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?
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!

SHOCK / Hardcover Anthology / $34.99 / 160 pages / Color / on sale 03.21.18
writer: Numerous
artist: Numerous
AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting its very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today's top writers and artists. Presented in the European Album format (same as the ANIMOSITY: THE RISE hardcover), this handsome hardcover features the creative talents of Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, Michael Gaydos, Andy Clarke, Andrew Robinson, Mike Carey, Jim Starlin, Phil Hester, Paul Jenkins, Dalibor Talajic, Bill Willingham, Travis Moore, Brian Azzarello, Francesco Francavilla, Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim, Marguerite Bennett, Frank Tieri, Szymon Kudranski, Brian Stelfreeze and more! Cover art by John Cassaday!
From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series.





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