AFTERSHOCK COMICS JANUARY 2019 SOLICITATIONS
A WALK THROUGH HELL #8 / 3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.23.2019
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Sudžuka
Colorist: Ive Svorcina
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Goran Sudžuka w/ Ive Svorcina
Shaw and McGregor conduct the most crucial interrogation of their FBI careers: on Paul Carnahan, or whatever it is that lurks inside him. He tells them a tale of unimaginable, unequaled depravity—but his horrifying life story may provide the clues the two agents need to make sense of their grim surroundings.
A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudžuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)
ANIMOSITY #19 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.23.2018
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael De Latorre
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
JUMPING ON POINT!
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 creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).
THE LOLLIPOP KIDS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.16.2019
Writers: Adam and Aidan Glass
Artist: Diego Yapur
Colorist: DC Alonso
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover by Robert Hack
Nick discovers that his missing sister is not only NOT missing, but she’s also the LEADER of the Lollipop Kids. The last thing Mia wants is her little brother in the park tonight, and she orders him to go home immediately. Nick has survived a few monster clashes and wants in, but Mia has no time for this and has him locked him up in the brig until they can lock up all the monsters again…but does one of the most infamous monsters of all time await their emergence from the prison?
Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, Teen Titans) and Aidan Glass, with art from Diego Yapur (The Night Projectionist, Priest: Purgatory), THE LOLLIPOP KIDS is an epic tale of the nightmares that haunt Central Park after dark…
BABYTEETH #15 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.23.2019
Writer: Donny Cates
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artists:Garry Brown
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!
PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.09.2019
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Colorist: Patrizia Comino
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:Marco Ferrari w/ Patrizia Comino
Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is underway. Everything goes wrong at once. The plan is falling apart. Renny’s nemesis has anticipated his every move. Any sane person would admit it’s over. But Renny didn’t spend years in the desert building murderbots to settle for“sane.”
Written by Patrick Kindlon (There’s Nothing There, We Can Never Go Home) and drawn by Marco Ferrari (Famous Monsters Presents), PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! continues Kindlon’s exploration of difficult characters and irreverent themes.
MOTH & WHISPER #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.09.2019
Writer: Ted Anderson
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Jen Hickman
After a stunning revelation about their parents from their unexpected new ally, Niki is ready to take the fight to Ambrose Wolfe once and for all. Taking out the most powerful man in the city won’t be easy when he knows they’re coming — but then, the Moth and the Whisper are known for accomplishing the impossible…
A Young Adult cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, MOTH & WHISPER is the brainchild of Ted Anderson (My Little Pony, Adventure Time) and Jen Hickman (Jem and the Holograms, The Dead) — a socially significant and engaging story that AfterShock is proud to tell.
DARK ARK #13 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.16.2019
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Ryane Hill
Cover: Juan Doe
The Ark has landed.
Shrae struggles to maintain order among the beasts. Now that they do not rely on the sorcerer for survival, many of the monsters have designs on killing Shrae and his family. A shocking discovery may bond the monsters together once more. Somehow, they are not the first creatures to set foot on the island.
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!
THE LAST SPACE RACE #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.30.2019
Writer: Peter Calloway
Artist: Alex Shibao
Colorist: Natalia Marques
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Alex Shibao w/ Natalia Marques
Sasha knew sabotage was inevitable. He expected it from the outside — from the other multi-national coalitions building ships — but when he discovers sabotage is coming from within, Sasha is on a mission. He and Roger must work together — something they’ve never been good at — to try to stop the mysterious saboteur before they destroy everything.
Written by Peter Calloway (TV’s Legion, Cloak & Dagger, American Gods) and drawn by Alex Shibao (Independence Day), THE LAST SPACE RACE is an imaginativeinvestigation into wonder, hope and humankind’s grandest purpose — a truly original story AfterShock couldn’t be more fired up to tell.
DEAD KINGS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.30.2019
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Cover: Matthew Dow Smith
THE POST-POST-APOCALYPSE REACHES ITS BOILING POINT!
In the forests of hypermodern folklore, a rusted-out warrior raises her fists and beckons to her enemy…is this the final fight for Maria Kamenaya?
Sasha Vasnetsov finally has the tools for his brother’s liberation: will, drive, and a stolen warsuit capable of decimating legions. The only problem is, he had to abandon the suit’s owner, Maria, to get it. After weeks on the road together, is that betrayal something his soul can handle? Or will he put a pin in his vengeance and turn his guns backward to help a friend…?
From Steve Orlando (Batman/Shadow, Crude, Midnighter, Virgil) and Matthew Dow Smith (October Girl, Suicide Squad, X-Files) comes a vision of humanity after a disastrous World War of Mechs and Magic.
THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS, vol 1: Odyssey TPB / $14.99 / Full Color/ 120 pages / ON SALE 1.16.2018
Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Colorists: Dee Cunniffe & Chris Blythe
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De LaTorre & Marcelo Maiolo
Lost cities aren’t the stuff of myth! They exist right under our feet.
When her archaeologist father goes missing, teenager Hel Coates rallies her friends and brother to find him. They’ll have to dodge a shady corporation, mercenaries and speeding subway trains while they follow the trail deep into the tunnels under Manhattan—and what they find down there will change their lives forever.
Follow Hel and her friends on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately to the holy grail of lost cities: Atlantis!
Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok) bring you an adventure story unlike any other, collecting the whole series (issues 1-5).
RELAY, vol 1: Reality Denied TPB / $17.99 / Full Color / 120 pages / ON SALE 1.30.2018
Writer: Zac Thompson
Story: Zac Thompson & Donny Cates
Artists: Andy Clarke & Ryan Bodenheim
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover Artists: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
A perfect future of intergalactic travel and community. Every newly discovered planet is unified culturally through a monolithic structure known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress – many resent the foreign structure. Jad Carter, a Relay employee, must keep the peace and act as an emissary to new civilizations. But when he finds the Relay’s mythological creator, Hank Donaldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters.
RELAY is an exploration of monoculture, identity and the deceptive nature of legend, set in a thriving future where humanity forcibly assimilates new worlds.
Written by Zac Thompson (The Dregs) from a story by Zac Thompson and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, God Country, Redneck) with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman) and Ryan Bodenheim (CREDITS T/K). Volume one contains the entire first arc —issues 1 – 5, plus the #0 origin issue from Free Comic Book Day 2018.