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AfterShock Comics’ Releases in August 2019

BAD RECEPTION #1

Writer: Juan Doe
Artist: Juan Doe
Cover: Juan Doe
Retailer Incentive Cover: Paul Azaceta
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.21.19

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

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
Incentive Cover: Corin Howell
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.28.19

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

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Fran Galán
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Fran Galán
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.21.19

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?

KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #2

DESCENDENT #4

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.07.19

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.

DESCENDENT #4

ANIMOSITY #23

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elton Thomasi
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.14.19

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 #23

BABYTEETH #15

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artist: Garry Brown
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.07.19

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!

BABYTEETH #15

DARK ARK vol 3: The World That Waits TPB

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Ryane Hill
Cover: Juan Doe
$14.99 / 120 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 8.07.2019

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

Writers: Adam Glass & Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Hayden Sherman
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.28.19

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!

MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #5

ORPHAN AGE #5

Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Nuno Plati
Colorist: Joao Lemos
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Nuno Plati
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.14.19

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).

ORPHAN AGE #5

OBERON vol 1: THE KING OF LIES TPB

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Milos Slavkovic
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Main cover: Milos Slavkovic
$14.99 / 120 pages / color / on sale 08.28.19

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

Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Eoin Marron
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Eoin Marron
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.21.19

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.

KILLER GROOVE #4

VOLITION vol 1: ARTIFICIAL LIVES TPB

writer: Ryan Parrott
artists: Omar Francia & Marco Itri
colorists: Omar Francia & Leonardo Paciarotti
letterer: Marshall Dillon
cover: Omar Francia
$17.99 / 136 pages / color / on sale 8.07.2019

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.

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #1

Dark Red #1

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Aaron Campbell
Incentive 1:10 Cover: Larry Stroman
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 03.20.19

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Dark Red #1

Zac Thompson and Arjuna Susini Deliver The Replacer from AfterShock in April

The 1990’s. Tragedy strikes the Beharrell family in the form of a debilitating stroke. Now the youngest child in the family is convinced his paralyzed father didn’t truly fall ill but is possessed by something sinister. He believes a demon, The Replacer, has come to take away his jolly, agreeable, tech-obsessed Dad. But no one seems to see the monster — and with every passing day, his father falls deeper into the clutches of evil.

Based on Zac Thompson’s true story of coming to terms with a disabled parent, The Replacer is a complete 64-page graphic meditation on loss, tragedy and fear told through the eyes of a nine-year-old — a horror tale about learning to walk again, even if a demon has to teach you how to do it. A bizarre mashup of IT, The Exorcist and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, with stunning visuals by Arjuna Susini, The Replacer is not for the faint of heart.

The Replacer features colors by Dee Cunniffe and a cover by Susini. It’s out April 24 from AfterShock.

AfterShock Wants you to Read Dangerously in 2019

AfterShock Comics is prompting comic readers and fans to “Read Dangerously,” claiming 2019 as The Year of Reading Dangerously. Supported by a robust advertising and marketing campaign, this call to action will serve as the rallying cry behind all AfterShock brand activities and initiatives over the course of the year.

As publisher of many of the most talked about independent titles of the past few years – including Animosity, A Walk Through Hell, Dark Ark, and Babyteeth, AfterShock will push the envelope even further in 2019 with new releases and ongoing series that continue to thrill, chill and challenge – both imaginations and sensibilities. 

Working with top writers, artists and some of the brightest new stars in the creative community, soon-to-debut 2019 titles Stronghold, Oberon, Dark Red, Out of the Blue, and Horde, to name only a few, will cut across all genres to take readers far beyond their comfort zones.

The theme will serve as the focal point of the brand’s 2019 marketing campaign, including new ads debuting in late January on the back covers of all titles, targeted digital advertising, podcast sponsorships, local comic shop initiatives, and prominent placement at major conventions throughout the year. Additional plans will be revealed at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting to be held in Charlotte in late February.

Dark Red Explores MAGA Country Through a Vampire’s Perspective

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories ship jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

Writer Tim Seeley and artist Corin Howell bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Dark Red #1 is out March 20 and by Seeley, Howell, letterer Marshall Dillon, a main cover by Aaron Campbell, and an incentive 1:10 cover by Larry Stroman.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Border Town #4 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – Each issue has been fantastic giving us a monster story with a look and monsters we rarely see in entertainment and comics. This is a solid update to the Scooby-Doo concept and it works so well.

Dark Ark #12 (AfterShock Comics) – The new spin on classic Bible stories is fantastic bringing a sense of horror that’s beyond entertaining.

Die #1 (Image Comics) – Adults have to deal with the returning horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. Yeah, we’re in.

Doomsday Clock #8 (DC Comics) – We’re this far into this series, we really want to see what’s next and what the hell is going on.

Freeze #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – People around the world are frozen and one person can fix that but should he? We’ve seen the concept in manga but we want to see this Western take on the concept.

Killmonger #1 (Marvel) – The breakout character from the Black Panther film gets his own miniseries that adds more to his history.

Laguardia #1 (Dark Horse/Berger Books) – A new series that looks at immigration and discrimination in America.

Martian Manhunter #1 (DC Comics) – The character has been put center of the DC Universe playing a big role with the Justice League and we want to see what this series brings and adds to the character.

Prodigy #1 (Image Comics/Millarworld/Netflix) – A new Mark Millar property and we want to see what this whole deal with Netflix is bringing to the comic market.

Self Made #1 (Image Comics) – A new series that sounds like a fantasy world that’s a bit focused on castes which is interesting enough. An Image #1 issue is something we want to check out.

Shazam #1 (DC Comics) – With a film out soon, it’s not surprising that we’re getting a new series and we want to see where this characters fits in the Rebirth DC Universe.

Snap Flash Hustle #1 (Black Mask Studio) – If it’s Black Mask, we check out the first issue. They tend to be a lot of future stars and interesting concepts.

Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel) – This new spin on the character sounds different enough from what we’ve seen before, a character who’s attempting to find redemption by helping others.

Wizard Beach #1 (BOOM! Studios) – This story about slackers wizards sounds fun and entertaining so we want to check out this debut issue.

The Wrong Earth #4 (AHOY Comics) – One of the best comics on the shelves right now.

X-Men: Exterminated #1 (Marvel) – The event still has one issue to go but this is the aftermath, yay delays! Still, we want to see this sendoff for the classic Cable before kid Cable takes over. Plus, we’re sure there’ll be spoilers for how it all ends.

Advance Review: Witch Hammer

One of my favorite shows right now is the eponymous Supergirl which has surpassed the original movie and in some respects has set the standard for the comic. The show contains multitudes of depth and character development that the movie lacked in comparison. It also is probably one of the more relevant shows on television right now and we’ve seen that same awareness been carried on by Black Lightning. In its current season the show has tackled both xenophobia and hate mongering.

The show is currently threading a storyline which gets at the root of hate. It portrays a movement which is hellbent on attacking anyone who is alien. It asks the question, what would you do if you found out your neighbor is as an alien? In the past this would be a Twilight Zone-esque story where the concept would be explored. In Cullen Bunn’s Witch Hammer, a similar question is asked through a series of homicides with one thing in common they are all witches.

Witch. The word conjures images of hags in black robes and crooked hats, standing over cauldrons of bubbling brew. But witches are among us, and we do not realize it. They are our friends and neighbors. They are our family members. They are our idols.

And someone is murdering them.

Two young couples going out of town seemingly gets into a car accident, as one couple gets killed the surviving couple realize that it was no mere coincidence, but an assassination attempt. The reader soon finds out this is one in series of murders, which catches the attention of the FBI, where Agents Frontenac and Guinness are assigned to the case and find even more fatalities.

A killer is stalking witches, hunting them down mercilessly. As the FBI agents delve deeper into the hidden, magical world around them, they are haunted by a terrifying question. Is the killer doing the right thing?

The graphic novel is a new spin on the supernatural thriller. It combines elements of Silence of the Lambs with End Of Days creating an engaging bitches brew. The story by Cullen Bunn is entertaining, superlative and fast paced. The art by the creative team gives reader a raw unvarnished canvas which feels as visceral as anything you have ever seen. Altogether, it’s an excellent graphic novel which is more than a worthy entry in the canon of evil cult suspense books.

Story: Cullen Bunn Artist: Dalibor Talajic
Colorist: Seb Camagajevac Letterer: Marshall Dillon

Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

Aftershock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

AfterShock Comics’ Releases in February 2019

STRONGHOLD #1

Writer: Phil Hester
Artist: Ryan Kelly
Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover A: Ryan Kelly
Incentive 1:10 Cover: Tyler Walpole
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 2.20.2019

Our planet is actually a prison designed to both trap and shelter an amnesiac alien entity of incalculable power. Now known as Michael Grey, this cosmic angel of destruction currently believes himself to be an ordinary, midwestern insurance underwriter, who belongs to a global secret society dedicated to making sure he never discovers the truth about his past.

To make matters worse, our hero has fallen in love with Michael Grey. And for their love to be born, Earth must die.

Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high adventure and tragic romance unlike anything else in comics.

OBERON #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Milos Slavkovic
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover A: Milos Slavkovic
Incentive 1:10 Cover: Marco Rudy
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 2.06.2019

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) and artist Milos Slavkovic, OBERON is a new supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trusted.

ANIMOSITY #20

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael De Latorre with Ornella Savarese
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 2.20.2019

The Animals awoke. What woke with them?

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

BABYTEETH #16

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artists: Garry Brown
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 2.27.2019

2 Corinthians 11:14
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

From Donny Cates, the writer of Venom, Paybacks, Redneck and the breakout hit God Country, comes this pulse-pounding series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!

THE LOLLIPOP KIDS #5

Writers: Adam and Aidan Glass
Artist: Diego Yapur
Colorist: DC Alonso
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover by Robert Hack
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 2.20.2019

Short on time and experience Nick has no choice but to battle the monsters head on and save not only the city but the Lollipop Kids, too. Nick is the last man standing between the end of the world as we know it and being the hero he never asked to be. Can he succeed? Nick has an ace up his sleeve that might be just what he needs to win the day. His DYSLEXIA.

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…

DEAD KINGS #5

Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Cover: Matthew Dow Smith
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 2.27.2019

AN EXPLOSIVE FINALE IN THE ASHES OF A FALLEN EMPIRE!

The wreck of the Rus Empire is a violent, rusted sprawl cut across an aging continent. The Oprichnik Secret Police hold a fragile order in place by removing all the socially dissident from society…these are the Chorts, the scapegoated devils of the new word…and they deserve freedom. DEAD KINGS brings it to them.

On the border of a dried up Black Sea, Sasha Vasnetsov and Maria Kamenaya have brought war to Barracks 33 to free Sasha’s brother Gena. As the barbed wire fences fall, a family reunites in the furnace of rebellion – they may free thousands, but is it too late to save their brotherhood?

Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Shadow/Batman, Midnighter, CRUDE) and Matthew Dow Smith (October Girl, Suicide Squad, X-Files) keep punching with captured hearts and torn fists in this post-POST apocalyptic tale.

DARK ARK #14

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Ryane Hill
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 2.13.2019

The monsters of Shrae’s Ark are being hunted for sport. With Shrae missing, Khalee, Janris, Orrin and a small cadre of monsters set out to stop the hunters from killing them off one by one. But these monsters have never trusted each other, and the dangers they face may push their uneasy alliance beyond its limits.

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 #5

Writer: Peter Calloway
Artist: Alex Shibao
Colorist: Natalia Marques
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Alex Shibao w/ Natalia Marques
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 2.27.2019

Disaster!

With the success of the saboteur, the ship meant to fly to the mysterious, alien vessel is minutes away from destruction. Will Sasha and Roger be able to save it before everyone on board is killed? Or will they burn up in Earth’s atmosphere? Find out what happens in the exciting, action packed conclusion of the first arc of THE LAST SPACE RACE!

Written by Peter Calloway (TV’s Legion, Cloak & Dagger, American Gods) and drawn by Alex Shibao (Independence Day), THE LAST SPACE RACE is an imaginative investigation into wonder, hope and humankind’s grandest purpose — a truly original story AfterShock couldn’t be more fired up to tell.

BETROTHED, Vol 1: TPB

Writer: Sean Lewis
Artist: Steve Uy
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Steve Uy
$14.99 / Full Color / 128 pages / ON SALE 2.06.2019

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’re 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 the other. What’s more, they’re to be either Betrothed or Fight to the Death!

From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-MenAvengers InitiativeGrumpy Cat) comes a Romeo and Juliet story for the next generation.  Collecting the entire series, issues #1-5.

HOT LUNCH SPECIAL, Vol 1: TPB

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Jorge Fornes
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Jorge Fornes
$14.99 / Full Color / 120 pages / ON SALE 2.13.2019

IS BLOOD THICKER THAN SANDWICHES?

The Khourys are a classic immigrant success story: a Lebanese family who carved their slice of the American Dream by becoming the largest distributors of vending machine sandwiches in the upper northern Midwest.

Unfortunately, the Khourys’ gains have been ill-gotten, and a branch of the Chicago Irish Mob has come back to collect a past debt. Fealty is demanded, shots are fired and long-hidden family secrets are fully revealed. Now Dorothy Khoury, the daughter of the family patriarch, is forced to unite her splintered bloodline and fight back.

Written by Eliot Rahal (Cult Classic, The Paybacks and Quantum & Woody) with art by Jorge Fornes (Amazing X-Men, Wolverine, Magnus), Hot Lunch Special is a midwestern noir series about family, food and the fight for survival. Volume 1 collects the entire Khoury saga, issues 1-5.

AfterShock Comics Announces Oberon from Ryan Parrott and 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 and artist Milos Slavkovic, Oberon is a new supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trusted.

Oberon #1 is out February 6, 2019 featuring lettering by Charles Pritchett and a main cover by Slavkovic and 1:10 incentive cover by Marco Rudy.

AfterShock Comics Announces Stronghold from Phil Hester, Ryan Kelly, Dee Cunniffe, and Simon Bowland

Our planet is actually a prison designed to both trap and shelter an amnesiac alien entity of incalculable power. Now known as Michael Grey, this cosmic angel of destruction currently believes himself to be an ordinary, midwestern insurance underwriter, who belongs to a global secret society dedicated to making sure he never discovers the truth about his past.

To make matters worse, our hero has fallen in love with Michael Grey. And for their love to be born, Earth must die. 

Phil Hester and Ryan Kelly weave a tale of cosmic horror, high adventure and tragic romance unlike anything else in comics.

Out February 20, 2019, Stronghold #1 is written by Hester, with art by Kelly, colors by Dee Cunniffe, and lettering by Simon Bowland. It ships with a cover by Kelly and another by Tyler Walpole.

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