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Exclusive Preview: Knights Temporal #1

KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Fran Galan
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Fran Galan
Incentive Cover: Nat Jones
Lenticular Incentive Cover: Mike Rooth
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 07.31.19

When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.

Knights Temporal #1 is out July 31st from AfterShock!

KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #1

Review: Trust Fall #1

Trust Fall #1

Who doesn’t love heist movies? They usually have some “team getting together” montage which does character introduction and gives the audience a feel of what the story is about.

One of my favorite movies is The Italian Job, both the original and the remake. Both movies tell an elaborate story and have more than its share of cheeky moments.

These type of stories give their audiences an escapade in a world foreign to most. The type of gusto required to pull off some of these antics is more than the average civilian has.

Which is why when I saw the movie Jumper I was surprised they didn’t try to make it a heist movie. Hayden Christiansen’s character has the power to jump in and out of places miles and even countries apart. The opportunist would ask why didn’t he steal anything? In Christopher Sebela and Chris VisionsTrust Fall #1, we meet one crime family whose life work for thievery recently has led to some fatal consequences.

We meet Ash Parsons, the mastermind in a family whose main business is crime. We meet her in the middle of a job where she walks in nonchalantly and robs her victims right in front of them without blinking. She escapes the police and joins the family for dinner where we meet an unsavory collection of shady figures. These are the members of Ash’s family as she gathers them there to give them the good news. Her latest heist has them set for life.

Overall, Trust Fall #1 is a nice origin story to this character and the world she commands. The story by Sebela is relatable, funny, and action-packed. The art by the creative team is unique and stellar. Altogether, you’ll love this story if you like crime noir books and love it even more if you always root for the underdog.

Story: Christopher Sebela
Art: Chris Visions, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Claire Roe
and Dylan Todd
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: A Walk Through Hell #11

A WALK THROUGH HELL #11

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Sudžuka
Colorist: Ive Svorcina
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Goran Sudžuka w/ Ive Svorcina
$3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 6.19.2019

With the unfortunate McGregor’s aid, Shaw finally gets the answers she’s been waiting for—and very quickly wishes she hadn’t. The mysteries behind the disappearances of Driscoll, Goss and Hunzikker are revealed…leaving only the question of Carnahan himself. The penultimate episode of A Walk Through Hell, by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka.

A Walk Through Hell #11 is the next chapter in a new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, The Punisher) and drawn by Goran Sudžuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)

A WALK THROUGH HELL #11

AfterShock Reveals Midnight Vista from Eliot Rahal, Clara Meath, Mark Englert, and Taylor Esposito

Midnight Vista #1

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Clara Meath
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Juan Doe
1:10 Incentive Cover: Rahzzah
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 9.04.2019

Oliver Flores and his stepfather, Nomar Perez, were turning right onto Midnight Vista Road when they were both abducted by aliens.

To Oliver’s mother, they were both just missing. To the police, they were declared legally dead. And to everyone else growing up in Albuquerque, Oliver Flores was the “Milk Carton Kid”. His life was the cautionary tale of an eight-year-old who was kidnapped and killed by his stepdad while out for some ice cream.

But now — years later — a fully grown adult Oliver walks back into town. He has been returned…and he remembers everything.

Based on a very personal, true story from writer Eliot Rahal (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL), with out-of-this-world art from Clara Meath, MIDNIGHT VISTA will make you believe in little grey men.

Midnight Vista #1

Exclusive Preview: A Walk Through Hell #11

A WALK THROUGH HELL #11

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Sudžuka
Colorist: Ive Svorcina
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Goran Sudžuka w/ Ive Svorcina
$3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 6.19.2019

With the unfortunate McGregor’s aid, Shaw finally gets the answers she’s been waiting for—and very quickly wishes she hadn’t. The mysteries behind the disappearances of Driscoll, Goss and Hunzikker are revealed…leaving only the question of Carnahan himself. The penultimate episode of A Walk Through Hell, by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka.

A Walk Through Hell #11 is the next chapter in a new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, The Punisher) and drawn by Goran Sudžuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)

A WALK THROUGH HELL #11

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Banjax #1

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.

Achilles Inc. #3 (Source Point Press) – The concept of superheroes taking jobs from every day people is intriguing. The layered approach to it is what’s really impressive about this series. Enjoy it for what it is or dive deeper into the political/socio commentary, it’s enjoyable either way.

Banjax #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A superhero has learned he’s dying and goes all out due to it. Yeah, we’re in.

Batman and the Outsiders #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue had some fantastic art and good team dynamic. We want to see where it all goes from there.

The Batman Who Laughs #6 (DC Comics) – We’ve gotten this far. We want to see how the team wraps this one up and brings it all together.

Event Leviathan #1 (DC Comics) – DC’s mini-event kicks off here and already is shaking up the DC Universe. We’re excited to see how this one goes and what it’ll lead to.

Five Years #2 (Abstract Studios) – Terry Moore brings so much of what he’s done together. This is one for the fans of his work and it’s absolutely worth it.

Grumble #7 (Albatross Funnybooks) – What comics should be, pure fun. Grab this entire series.

Jughead Time Police #1 (Archie Comics) – The concept sounds insane. Everything you need to know is in the title. We’re in.

The Ride: Burning Desire #1 (Image Comics) – The series just sounds like solid noir-ish entertainment with a former detective out of prison working as a bouncer with enemies looking to settle a score.

Spencer and Locke 2 #3

Silver Surfer: Black #1 (Marvel) – We’ve read it. It’s fantastic, especially for those who have been reading Donny Cates’ work. Tradd Moore’s art is fantastic too, especially with Dave Stewart’s colors.

Sonata #1 (Image Comics/Shadowline) – Two cultures clash on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. Nope, no idea what this is alluding to.

Spencer and Locke 2 #3 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – Over the top noir/crime action that lampoons/loves the comics of our childhood.

Trust Fall #1 (AfterShock) – The series mixes superpowers and crime in what sounds like a really intriguing concept. There’s a hook here that’s really unique and stands out. We’re not spoiling it.

Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #2 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – One of the best kept secrets in comics. Start from the beginning (the first volume) or at least the first issue of this series to see what you’re missing. To tell you why would spoil the fun.

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.

Preview: Volition #6

VOLITION #6

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Itri
Colorist: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Marco Itri
$3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 06.05.19

With our heroes divided, Hale-19 must seek help from the most unlikely of sources as Amber-7T learns the dark secret behind the origins of RUST. Hope may be found, but lives will be lost in the climax of AfterShock’s futuristic robot buddy comedy.

From writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Star Trek, Batman: The Gates of Gotham) and new artist sensation Marco Itri, witness the birth of Artificial Intelligence in AfterShock’s bold sci-fi adventure series.

VOLITION #6

Preview: Descendent #2

DESCENDENT #2

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 06.05.19

Missing kids, a mysterious cult, and one very angry ex-wife—seems like a typical Tuesday for conspiracy theorist David Corey. While David appears crazy to most, he might just be the only chance the FBI have of finding the missing kids and solving a centuries old mystery. Will FBI agent Joanna Hernandez learn to trust David before it’s too late?

From the creative team of Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), Evgeniy Bornyakov (Meteora, Ziggy) , Lauren Affe (Stranger ThingsSpider Gwen), and A Larger World’s Troy Peteri, DESCENDENT is an action comedy that asks what happens if you combine The X-Files and National Treasure. (No, Nick Cage is not in this comic. Sorry, everyone.)

DESCENDENT #2

Exclusive Preview: Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter #3

MARY SHELLEY: MONSTER HUNTER #3

Writer: Adam Glass & Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Hayden Sherman
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 06.19.19

Displeased with her first attempt at creating man, Victoria prepares to end the creature’s life mere moments after it began. Horrified, Mary convinces Victoria to allow her to educate Adam—as she names him—before making any rash decisions. Though the results of Mary’s work are astounding, the events that follow lead her to wish she had just let him die…

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 #3
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