Aftershock Comics August 2019 Solicitations

BAD RECEPTION #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.21.19
Writer: Juan Doe
Artist: Juan Doe
Cover: Juan Doe
Retailer Incentive Cover: Paul Azaceta
It’s the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaughtered by a mysterious killer who brands his victims with a hashtag.
BAD RECEPTION is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society’s obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity. Written and drawn by AfterShock’s very own Juan Doe (DARK ARK, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER)!

DARK RED #6 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.28.19
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
Incentive Cover: Corin Howell
NEW ARC STARTS HERE
In the aftermath of war, Fall’s End is littered with the dead. Chip has his territory back…until something else walks into his town.
Something not human. Not vampire.
Something hungry.
Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you the next chapter in this contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the dark heart of America.

KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.21.19
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Fran Galán
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Fran Galán
Auguste de Rivière is a knight lost in time.
From the Dark Ages to the modern era, he pursues a cruel necromancer across time and space. But—somehow—Auguste has lived…and died…in countless times and places. What is the secret of his fractured existence? And are there answers that his companion, Jane Foole, might be hiding from him?

DESCENDENT #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.07.19
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
Our heroes race to stop the cult from abducting another child, David and Amanda rehash some ugly truths from their past and Jo learns a dark secret about her FBI partner. Can the team learn to work together to stop more children from disappearing? Can David be trusted to babysit a child? Probably not.
Learn more about the dark history of an ancient cult in this next installment from Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), Evgeniy Bornyakov, Lauren Affe and Troy Peteri.

ANIMOSITY #23 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.14.19
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elton Thomasi
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
Everyone has a story. Everyone has a secret.
From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi (Doctor Who) and Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).
“Animosity looks to be AfterShock’s first true classic, the book that’ll put them on the map.” — Tara Giovannini, IGN

BABYTEETH #15 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.07.19
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artist: Garry Brown
RESOLICITED
Clark’s father has been revealed and he’s…great? Wait, that can’t be right. Right? Well, only one way to find out, friends! “Cradle” ends here with one of the biggest moments in BABYTEETH history!
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!

DARK ARK vol 3: The World That Waits TPB / $14.99 / 120 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 8.07.2019
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Ryane Hill
Cover: Juan Doe
At long last, the rains have stopped. But the flood waters have yet to recede. Still, new life—both human and monster—is born into the world. And as the Manticore Kruul learns what it means to be a father, Shrae’s newborn grandchild is dying from a supernatural ailment. The secret of a cure lies with one of Shrae’s most bitter enemies!
From writer Cullen Bunn (UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (ANIMOSITY: THE RISE, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions! This volume contains issues #11-15.

MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.28.19
Writers: Adam Glass & Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Hayden Sherman
Mary and her Monster Hunters take on Adam and his creature, walking away victorious. But when Mary returns to London, she discovers the fight is far from over, and now it’s personal.
Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, THE LOLLIPOP KIDS) and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (TV’s The Arrangement) with art by Hayden Sherman (COLD WAR, The Few, Wasted Space), Mary Shelley Monster Hunter is historical fiction at its most (After) shocking!

ORPHAN AGE #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.14.19
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Nuno Plati
Colorist: Joao Lemos
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Nuno Plati
Surrounded by lights. No way in or out. The dead send a message. The tools they left us and those we built again. Some secrets are better left secret. Some forgotten moments are better left forgotten. If there is no road, make one.
The post-apocalypic adventure written by Ted Anderson (MOTH & WHISPER, My Little Pony, Adventure Time) with art by Nuno Plati (Alpha: Big Time, Marvel Girl).

OBERON vol 1: THE KING OF LIES TPB / $14.99 / 120 pages / color / on sale 08.28.19
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Milos Slavkovic
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Main cover: Milos Slavkovic
Betrayed by his people and exiled to Earth, Lord Oberon, the former king of the fairies, seeks out an innocent prophesied child in order to manipulate her into becoming his ultimate weapon so that he can reclaim his rightful throne.
From writer Ryan Parrot (VOLITION, Star Trek, Batman: Gates of Gotham) and artist Milos Slavkovic, OBERON is a new supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trusted. This volume collects issues #1-5.

KILLER GROOVE #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.21.19
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Eoin Marron
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Eoin Marron
As Jonny’s life of crime takes him to a much darker and more violent place than he’s been before, we explore how the past shapes who you are. For good and for bad…
From Ollie Masters (The Kitchen, Snow Blind) and Eoin Marron (HER INFERNAL DESCENT, Army of Darkness, James Bond) comes the next rock’n’roll sensation, with a beat that’ll kill you dead.

VOLITION vol 1: ARTIFICIAL LIVES TPB / $17.99 / 136 pages / color / on sale 8.07.2019
writer: Ryan Parrott
artists: Omar Francia & Marco Itri
colorists: Omar Francia & Leonardo Paciarotti
letterer: Marshall Dillon
cover: Omar Francia
In a not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence has spawned a race of robots that serve all of humanity. Robots are considered second class citizens, but a few in the A.I. community are fighting back in a constant struggle for equal rights.
When a debilitating virus called “Rust” threatens all artificial life, salvation lies in the most unlikely of robotic heroes — not a warrior or a solider, but an obsolete construction worker and a dedicated caregiver. Together, HALE-19 and AMBER-7T embark on a perilous journey in search of a cure that could potentially change the balance of power on Earth forever.
From writer Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, OBERON, Star Trek, Batman: Gates of Gotham) and new artist sensations Omar Francia (Star Wars, Mass Effect) and Marco Itri (Grimm Fairy Tales) comes an epic quest into a dazzling future world told through the lens of AfterShock Comics! Volume one contains issues #1-6.

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