AfterShock Comics’ Initial Slate of Writers
As San Diego Comic‐Con kicks off this week, AfterShock Comics, the recently launched comic book company has announced its inaugural slate of award‐winning writers.
The list of AfterShock writers includes: Jimmy Palmiotti; Amanda Conner; Paul Jenkins; Justin Jordan; Phil Hester; Frank Barbiere; Marguerite Bennett; and Garth Ennis.
Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor‐in‐Chief Mike Marts, a former Marvel executive editor, Aftershock’s executive team includes: Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett, an Eisner Award‐winning publisher and editor; Co‐CEO Michael Richter, an accomplished media and technology executive, most recently at Facebook, as well as an award‐winning filmmaker; Co‐CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; and Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi, an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor.
In addition to unveiling its initial writers slate, AfterShock also announced an anthology of short stories. Those writers include: Jim Starlin, Amy Chu, Brian Stelfreeze and industry icon Neil Gaiman.