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AfterShock Comics’ Releases in September 2018

PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! #1

$3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 09.19.18
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Marco Ferrari
Colorist: Patrizia Comino
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Marco Ferrari w/ Patrizia Comino
Cover B: Robert Hack

NEW SERIES!

Disregarded, disrespected and dismissed, Renny has a chip on his shoulder.

Once an equal partner in a criminal syndicate that rules Las Vegas, he now finds himself living in a shack in the desert. But the shack has a workshop, and Renny’s been busy. It’s time to march his robot army into the neon hell of a cyberpunk Vegas and retake his seat at the table. Or take the wood from the table and build enough caskets for the whole syndicate.

Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is underway.

Like an Elmore Leonard novel set in the world of Blade Runner, PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is offbeat and often funny, but all about the dark corners of cities and minds. A violent criminal genius with a bad case of monomania makes for the most fun you’ll have with a comic this year.

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. Having broken the chains of good taste, Kindlon goes all-in and writes a vengeance-obsessed lunatic as if he’s riding beside him—all wrapped in a gangster tale like no other, and that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

MOTH & WHISPER #1

$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / ON SALE 09.12.18
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Jen Hickman
Letterer: Marshall
Cover A: Jen Hickman
Cover B: Jorge Corona

NEW SERIES!

Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. Very few know that the Moth and the Whisper disappeared six months ago. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them. One supremely skilled but uncertain young genderfluid thief: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper.

Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they’re still just a teenager, and now they’re alone, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. Corporations run the streets while crime lords like Ambrose Wolfe run the alleys—identity is a commodity and privacy is impossible. The truth about Niki’s parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it?

A YA 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), that just HAD to be told at AfterShock!

RELAY #3

3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 09.05.18
Written by Zac Thompson
Story by Zac Thompson & Donny Cates
Art by Andy Clarke
Colors by Dan Brown
Letters by Charles Pritchett
Cover by Andy Clarke w/ Dan Brown

In the future, the galaxy is united under a monolith known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress, it is not without its enemies and many have begun to resent the foreign structure. And now, Jad Carter, a Relay employee, has found the Relay’s mythological creator.

An interstellar mug causes a complete breakdown of reality. Jad travels inside the Monolith but it raises more questions than answers.

Written by Zac Thompson (The Dregs) and art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman). Story by Zac Thompson and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, Venom, Thanos, Dr. Strange, God Country).

ANIMOSITY #17

$3.99 / 32 pages / colors / on sale 09.19.18
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo

WAR! As Sandor and the Animals assault the Walled City from without, Jesse begins her campaign of sabotage from within to burn the Walled City to the ground…

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

BEYONDERS #2

$3.99 / 32 pages / colors / on sale 09.26.18
Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Wesley St. Claire
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Wesley St. Claire

With his one-eyed, genetically enhanced Welsh Corgi in tow, Jake finally confronts the secretive underground resistance known as the Beyonders. And as the global conspiracy to end all conspiracies begins to unfold, Jake finds himself unraveling a mystery thousands of years in the making, with a long-hidden prize waiting to be found.

National Treasure meets the Da Vinci Code—BEYONDERS is a story of the greatest, most epic treasure hunt of all time…and it contains its very own treasure hunt!

From Paul Jenkins (ALTERS, Wolverine: Origin, Sentry) and Wesley St. Claire (FU JITSU, Teen Titans) comes the mystery series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #2

$3.99  / 32 Pages / color / On sale 09.12.18
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Jorge Fornes
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Jorge Fornes

A midwestern noir series set in the harsh landscape of the northern Minnesota Iron Range—Hot Lunch Special is all about family, food and the fight for survival. Only one question is worth asking…is blood thicker than sandwiches?

Liam Moran, the son of notorious Irish Mobster “Big Jim” Moran, was only supposed to send a warning. A machine gun message to the Jordan Khoury: Pay up or pay the price. Unfortunately, things went sideways, and now…someone is dead. Broken hearts and bitter questions are left in the wake of his untimely murder. But before they can be addressed, it’s time for a fractious Khoury family funeral.

An outcast son will return home, a mother will mourn, and a guilty grieving grandfather will finally reveal his dark criminal secret.

VOLITION #2

$3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 09.12.18
Writer: Ryan Parrot
Artist: Omar Francia
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Omar Francia

In the not-too-distant future, robots are fighting for their equal rights. And when a mysterious and deadly disease known as “Rust” threatens all artificial life, salvations lies in the unlikeliest of heroes—with an obsolete construction worker known as HALE-19 and with AMBER-7T, a caregiver.

After awakening in a decommission facility, AMBER-7T is forced to rely on the dangerous and unapologetic HALE-19 in order to escape. Can these two contradictions find a way to escape or will they turn on one another to survive? Meanwhile, Art Detectives Drivas and Lawton find themselves saddled with the case of their lives and a pair of dangerous new adversaries enter the game.

From writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Star Trek, Batman: The Gates of Gotham) and new artist sensation Omar Francia (Star Wars, Mass Effect) comes the next chapter in AfterShock’s bold new sci-fi adventure series.

THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #4

$3.99 / 32 pages / colors / on sale 09.19.18
Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Color: Chris Blythe
Letters: A Larger World’s Troy Peteri
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo

Hel Coates, her brother and our teenage urban explorers have journeyed through underground New York City and discovered the site where Hel’s father disappeared, but in order to find answers and unlock the doorway to the mythical Lost City of Atlantis, they must first deal with the deadly supernatural guardian.

Explore science fiction and archaeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok) that HAD to be told at AfterShock.

A WALK THROUGH HELL #5

$3.99 / 32 pages / colors / on sale 09.26.18
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Sudžuka
Colorist: by Ive Svorcina
Letters by Rob Steen
Cover by Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia

Shaw finally comes clean, and now McGregor knows what’s gotten them trapped in a world of constant nightmare. But with understanding comes determination, and the pair begin their attempt to climb back towards the light. The missing agent Goss, meanwhile, discovers a particular horror all his own—and suffers what may the worst fate of all.

A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (JIMMY’S BASTARDS, Preacher, The Boys) and drawn by Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer) that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

PESTILENCE: A STORY OF SATAN #5

$3.99 / 32 pages / color / On sale 09.26.18
Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Oleg Okunev
Color Artist: Rob Schwager
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Tim Bradstreet

This is it! The final confrontation between Roderick Helms & his group and Satan! Will the former members of Fiat Lux be able to stop the Dark Lord and his Black Plague…or will Satan’s demonic forces march upon the Earth forevermore?

Find out in our startling conclusion–and watch as a member of Roderick’s team makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from illustrator Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer) comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!

CLANKILLERS #3

$3.99 / 32 pages / color/ on sale 09.05.18
Writer: Sean Lewis
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Color: Stefano Simeone
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Antonio Fuso w/ Stefano Simeone

Like the demented stepchild of Game of Thrones, Braveheart and Mark Millar’s Kick Ass, CLANKILLERS brings readers into an ancient Ireland filled with clans, mystics, warriors and monsters of mythic proportion!

Your favorite medieval pair get into darker musings as Finola and Cillian find themselves face-to-face with the Ancient Dearg of Celtic myth. These powerful forefathers to Vampires do not take kindly to strangers, and especially not strangers who want to murder them dead. Meanwhile, Valor’s whispers continue to play on Padraig the Grotesque as his daughters and kingdom wonder how long they can live in fear of a madman.

From writer Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few) and artist Antonio Fuso (James Bond, G.I. Joe) comes a revenge thriller that’s sure to become a fan-favorite.

DARK ARK #10

$3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 09.05.18
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Ryane Hill
Cover: Juan Doe

Echidna, the Mother of Monsters, rages against Shrae. Even as their battle draws to a deadly end, new life—both human and monster—is welcomed into the world. But what’s that on the horizon? Could it be…land?

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 that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!

MONSTRO MECHNICA Vol 1 Trade Paperback

$14.99 / 120 pages / Color / On sale 09.05.18
Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Chris Evenhuis
Colorist: Sjan Weijers
Letterer: Paul Allor
Cover Artist: Chris Evenhuis

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” – Leonardo da Vinci

At the height of the Renaissance, warring factions vie for control of Leonardo da Vinci’s destructive arsenal. The only thing standing in their way is Leonardo’s young apprentice and her nine-foot tall mechanical bodyguard. Together, Isabel and the Machine must navigate a world of wicked men and war machines, determined to save Leonardo from the world—and the world from Leonardo.

From creators Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynona Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world!

MONSTRO MECHANICA Volume One contains the entire adventurous first arc, issues 1-5.

COLD WAR Vol. 1 Trade Paperback

$14.99 / 120 pages / color/ On sale 09.19.18
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Letters: Hayden Sherman
Cover: Hayden Sherman

Panacea Cryonics promised a life after death, by freezing the heads of their clients and reviving them in the near future, when technology would guarantee them a life free of disease and trouble. However, as clients are finally revived, they learn this corporate pitch was too good to be true—instead of stepping into a life of their dreams, they awaken into a never-ending nightmare.

The world is at war—and this recently revived group of every day people are handed a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in this war, against unknown opponents and horrors, in order to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around.

And as these normal people survive wave after wave of technologically advanced horrors, they soon realize the answers to their questions are no comfort, and the future that they wanted might never be in sight.

From Christopher Sebela (Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella, Evolution) and Hayden Sherman (The Few, John Carter: The End) comes an uncompromising science-fiction epic, as violent as it is beautiful. COLD WAR Vol 1 contains the entire pulse-pounding first arc, issues 1-5.

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