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AfterShock Heads to New York Comic Con with Signings, Variants, and More!

AfterShock Comics returns to New York Comic Con (NYCC) October 7 – 10 for four action-packed days of fan engagement activities, including a panel featuring acclaimed AfterShock creators; exclusive, never-before-seen content and offers; special edition merch and much more.

Setting up shop at Booth #2337, AfterShock will go big this year with several exciting opportunities available to AfterShock’s army of dangerous readers, including exclusive variants of some of AfterShock’s most talked about recent titles created specifically for NYCC, including We Live #1 with cover by XX; Chicken Devil #1 with cover by Dan Panosian; and Maniac of New York: Volume One with cover by Andrea Mutti.

AfterShock will also be hosting a number of rock star talent signings at our biggest booth ever, Booth #2337, including creators such as:

  • Frank Tieri (PESTILENCE, AFTERDARK): Thursday, October 7, 2pm
  • Stephanie Phillips (NUCLEAR FAMILY, RED ATLANTIS): Schedule TBD
  • Andrea Mutti (MANIAC OF NEW YORK, BUNNY MASK): Appearing every day
  • Brian Buccellato (CHICKEN DEVIL): Friday-Sunday, October 8-10, 3pm
  • Mark Sable (MISKATONIC, WAR ON TERROR: GODKILLERS):  Friday-Saturday, October 8-9, 4pm
  • Joe Pruett, (AfterShock Publisher, BLACK-EYED KIDS, AFTERDARK):  Appearing every day

On Sunday, October 10, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in Room 406.3, AfterShock Comics presents a panel featuring some of the biggest writers in comics previewing creator-owned projects on the way from AfterShock and its new YA imprint, Seismic Press. In a conversation hosted by Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, attendees will get the low-down on upcoming AfterShock projects from top creators Frank Tieri, Stephanie Phillips, Andrea Mutti among others listed above.

Fans will also have a rare opportunity to take home a limited edition, one-of-a-kind AfterShock Mystery Box, a value of close to $200, for only $75. Contents may include graded comics, signed comics, rare variants, complete series runs and surprise items every comic enthusiast will enjoy.

AfterShock Comics team members in attendance will include Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts; Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; President Lee Kramer; Managing Editor Christina Harrington; SVP Sales & Marketing Steve Rotterdam; Senior Retailer Relations Manager RuthAnn Thompson; Senior Retail Sales Development Manager Marc Hammond, Associate Editor Teddy Leo, and Publishing Assistant Sarah Pruett, in addition to some of the most exciting creative stars in the comics industry.

Maniac of New York Returns in December with “The Bronx is Burning”

Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #1

Writer: Elliott Kalan
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Andrea Mutti
Maniac Harry Mask Variant: Andrea Mutti
Incentive Cover: Jonathan Luna
$4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 12.01.21

The bloody saga of Maniac Harry continues!

After the tragedy of The Death Train, Detective Zelda Pettibone and mayoral aide Gina Greene have lost the trail of the Maniac — and the support of the city. Copycats are springing up, tensions are high and traffic is a nightmare. So, what happens when your favorite unstoppable, mindless killer resurfaces in a Bronx high school? Can Zelda and Gina get there before Maniac Harry adds to his body count? Will the students tear their attention away from their phones long enough to notice there’s a monster in the halls?  

Writer Elliott Kalan and artist Andrea Mutti return for the next chapter of the hit horror-satire that’s somehow even scarier than the world we actually live in!

Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #1

Weekly Preview! AfterShock New and New Printings plus Maker Comics!

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered right here. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Girls of Dimension 13 #3 (AfterShock)
  • Maker Comics: Survive in the Outdoors! (First Second)
  • Maniac of New York #2 2nd Printing (AfterShock) – Watch the original review
  • Maniac of New York #2 2nd Printing Comics Elite Variant (AfterShock)
  • Undone by Blood: The Other Side of Eden #4 (AfterShock)
  • We Live #1 4th Printing (AfterShock) – Watch the original review
  • We Live #5 3rd Printing (AfterShock) – Watch the original review

AfterShock and First Second provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Review: Maniac of New York #5

An unkillable serial killer is stalking New York City with hundreds of bodies to its name. A pair of cops are taking up the task to stop the killing which the city has moved on and treats it like a regular hazard.

Maniac of New York #5 wraps up the first arc and will likely leave fans divided.

Story: Elliott Kalan
Art: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

MINAMATA STORY

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

Alice in Leatherland #3 (Black Mask Studios) – The sex-positive fantasy series has been intriguing so far and we want to read more and see more, of this type of storytelling.

Bunny Mask #1 (AfterShock) – A new horror series about an unnatural killer unleashed on the world after thousands of years of being locked away.

Cherry Blackbird #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan) – A rocker must nab demons for the devil or she’s doomed when she turns 27.

Eve #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was fantastic and we’re excited to see where this apocalytpic story goes.

Far Sector #12 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – The series wraps up and we seriously have no idea where it’s going to go.

Freak Snow #1 (Behemoth) – A frozen apocalyptic tale and lets face it, we’re suckers for those.

Girl From the Sea (Scholastic Graphix) – The concept sounds like Splash with an LGBT spin for younger readers.

The Good Asian #2 (Image Comics) – The Chinatown noir had an amazing first issue not just delivering a solid detective story but also confronting racism, social issues, and American history head on.

The Joker #4 (DC Comics) – The series has exceeded our expectations with a story not about the Joker but the man he tortured and wants to close that chapter of his life, James Gordon. There’s a Moby Dick vibe to the series that’s intriguing.

Maniac of New York #5 (AfterShock) – We’ve loved this series that brings the slasher concept to comics.

Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Scholastic Graphix) – A middle-grade story about Miles Morales, aka Spider-Man!

Minamata Story (Stone Bridge Press) – The story of “Minamata disease,” a debilitating and sometimes fatal condition caused by the Chisso chemical factory’s careless release of methylmercury into the waters of the coastal community of Minamata in southern Japan. Sounds like fantastic graphic journalism/history.

Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #1 (Image Comics) – The world’s most unlikable action star has been found dead, and his previous TV sidekicks are looking to solve the mystery. The concepts sounds like a lot of fun to us.

Web of Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – The description makes the series sound like it’s geared toward younger readers and we’re totally fine, and excited, about that.

Weekly Preview! Serial Killers, Killer Bunnies, Killer Rocker, and Romance

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered right here. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Bunny Mask #1 (AfterShock)
  • Cherry Blackbird #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan)
  • The Girl from the Sea (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Maniac of New York #5 (AfterShock)

AfterShock and Scholastic Graphix provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview: Maniac of New York #5

Maniac of New York #5

(W) Elliott Kalan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti (L) Taylor Esposito
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The horrifying ride of the Death Train has come to its final stop, and Gina Greene is now the most hated woman in New York, scapegoated for the blood on the city’s hands. Life goes on, and no one has learned the right lesson – just as Maniac Harry rears his masked face again! Meanwhile, little girl survivor Lena becomes obsessed with the one clue that might lead to Har-ry’s defeat – but will anyone believe her?

Maniac of New York #5

Review: Maniac of New York #4

An unkillable serial killer is stalking New York City with hundreds of bodies to its name. A pair of cops are taking up the task to stop the killing which the city has moved on and treats it like a regular hazard.

Maniac of New York #4 continues the action in the subway as we get hints about Harry’s past and origin.

Story: Elliott Kalan
Art: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


AfterShock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Recount #4

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

Future State: Gotham #1 (DC Comics) – We loved Future State, especially the Batman tie-ins. We return to that world with this series focused on Red Hood who has shunned his friends to go undercover to take down the Magistrate.

Heroes Reborn #2, Heroes Reborn: Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1, Heroes Reborn: Peter Parker, the Amazing Shutterbug #1 (Marvel) – The debut issue was a bit mixed in quality but we’re intrigued to see where this story goes.

The Joker #3 (DC Comics) – This series has surprised us and surpassed our expectations. With its focus on Jim Gordon and his mission and failures, this is more like a detective story with its flawed main character than the typical Batman action-focused comic.

Magic #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue did a solid job of capturing the Magic: The Gathering world. With a focus on an assassination attempt, the comic keeps things familiar as far as the story. It’s a solid combination and smart direction for the series.

Maniac of New York #4 (AfterShock) – This series has been great with a nice twist on the slasher genre.

The Princess Who Saved Herself (BOOM! Studios) – We backed this when it was a Kickstarter and loved it then. A great all-ages graphic novel about a Princess who rocks and the classical guitarist down the road she annoys.

Proctor Valley Road #3 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has been a solid horror adventure full of mystery and questions. Add in the details of the time period added and you have a great story.

Project Patron #2 (AfterShock) – A twist on the superhero genre, a team of individuals work together to keep up the illusion that the world’s greatest hero is still alive.

The Recount #4 (Scout Comics) – We’re in love with this series which sees an uprising against those that supported a corrupt President. The level of detail is amazing and each issue delivers shocks. We have no idea what’s next and where this is going.

Scout’s Honor #5 (AfterShock) – The series wraps up and we couldn’t guess how. This has been a fantastic mix of apocalyptic world and exploration of societal ill.

Silver Coin #2 (Image Comics) – Anthologies are getting popular again and this one features a new creator with each issue but they’re all tied together by a cursed coin. The first one was fantastic, like a horror Twilight Zone.

Stake #3 (Scout Comics) – The series has been a nice update to the classic vampire slayer concept. The art is top-notch delivering a cool style that blends in social media. The second issue expanded the world and concept and we want to see where it goes from there.

Time Before Time #1 (Image Comics) – To escape the future, people turn to a criminal organization that will smuggle them back in time. Such a great idea.

X-Corp #1 (Marvel) – Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington head up the business ventures of Krakoa.

Weekly Preview! AfterShock, Recount, and a Glam Prix!

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered right here. Check out some of what we’ll be covering and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Glam Prix Racers (Imprint)
  • Maniac of New York #4 (AfterShock)
  • Project Patron #2 (AfterShock)
  • The Recount #4 (Scout Comics)
  • Scout’s Honor #5 (AfterShock)
  • Silver City #1 (AfterShock)

AfterShock and Imprint provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

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