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AfterShock Announces Exclusives, Signings, and More for Baltimore Comic Con

AfterShock Comics has unveiled its lineup for the 2019 Baltimore Comic-Con, October 19-20, delivering fans and enthusiasts the opportunity for up-close-and-personal access to top creators and much more.

Located at Booth #2001 at the Baltimore Convention Center, AfterShock Comics team members in attendance include Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; SVP Sales & Marketing Steve Rotterdam; Senior Sales Development Manager Marc Hammond; Publishing Assistant Sarah Pruett and some of the most exciting creative stars in the comics industry.

Exclusive variants only available at Booth #2001 include Dark Ark: After the Flood #1 with covers by Leila Diaz (created exclusively for the convention), Francesco Francavilla (available at the Baltimore Comic Con Exclusives booth) and lenticular cover by Mike Rooth; original graphic novel Horde in hardcover with cover by Leila Leiz; and A Walk Through Hell, Volume 2 with cover by Andy Clarke and signed by Garth Ennis.  

AfterShock will host exclusive signings at Booth #2001 with creators Cullen Bunn, Leila Leiz, and Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas. The three will also participate in a highly anticipated panel entitled AfterShock Original Graphic Novels: The Format for Storytellers on Saturday, October 19, from 12:15pm – 1:15pm in room 343-344. The discussion will provide an insightful sneak peek at the sensational, singular stories coming your way from the three stars.

Then on Sunday, October 20, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the 4th Floor Ballroom, AfterShock presents Spotlight on Aaron Douglas, a Q&A with AfterShock creator and actor best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. Douglas will be discussing working with AfterShock and his journey as a creative with over 100 projects in film, television and video game credits on his impressive resume.

Fans will also have a rare opportunity to take home a limited edition, one-of-a-kind BCC 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.

Review: Knights Temporal #2

Knights Temporal #2 has the mystery deepen in this intriguing sci-fi fantasy horror series.

Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Fran Galán
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: Knights Temporal #1

Knights Temporal #1 sees a displaced knight from the crusades tossed through time to the modern day. How? Why? What are those weird demons? It’s a hell of a start!

Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Fran Galán
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Get your copy in comic shops 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.

Kindle/comiXology

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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: Knights Temporal #1

Knights Temporal #1 cover

In Knights Temporal #1, 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.

Writer Cullen Bunn has been delivering some amazing horror series lately. Knights Temporal #1 feels like nothing Bunn is currently writing. The first issue delivers an action focused debut setting up a fantasy mystery. Cutting back and forth between modern times and the past, the series teases a lot but doesn’t quite deliver answers. If you don’t read the series previews text it might be downright confusing really. But, what the issue does well is set things up nicely giving us a fantasy series in the modern world. It’s full of action throwing the reader in the middle of it and if it were a movie’s first 15 minutes I’d be hooked to see what comes next.

That’s helped by the art of Fran Galan. There’s a certain style to it that reminds me of 1990s Image that I enjoyed. It’s a compliment really. The style has a little bit of a manga influence thrown in and with fantastic colors, it delivers on Bunn’s fast-paced opening chapter.

This is a good first chapter. It’s full of action and while a lot is left out there as an opening to an action story, it has me more than hooked and interested.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Fran Galan Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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Knights Temporal #1 Sells Out Ahead of Release and Gets a Second Printing

Even though it doesn’t get released until the end of the month, Knights Temporal #1 has sold out ahead of release. AfterShock has announced that the debut issue will get a second printing.

Knights Temporal is written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Fran Galan, lettering by Simon Bowland, and the main cover by Galan. It also features a lenticular incentive color by Mike Rooth.

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.

The second printing can be ordered with Diamond code MAY199157.

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

Cullen Bunn and Juan Doe Take Us to After the Flood in Dark Ark

Two arks were built to survive the Flood. One was filled with the creatures of the natural world. The other was populated by…everything else.

Now, the monsters of the Dark Ark have beaten Noah’s ark to land, and a new societal order must be created—one based on the rule of monsters. Khalee, a new sorceress, must maintain order amidst the chaos., but her otherworldly masters have a new task for her. She must devise a way to bring Noah’s Ark to the monsters…because the beasts must feed.

Dark Ark: After the Flood #1 is out October 2, 2019 and written by Cullen Bunn with art by Juan Doe on art, an incentive cover by Andrei Bressan, and lenticular cover by Mike Rooth.

Dark Ark: After the Flood #1
Dark Ark: After the Flood #1

AfterShock Announces Knights Temporal from Cullen Bunn and Fran Galan

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 pledged to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursues a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life is 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.

Written by Cullen Bunn with art by Fran Galan, and lettering by Simon Bowland, Knights Temporal #1 is out July 31 from AfterShock. The first issue features a cover by Fran Galan, a 1:10 incentive cover by Nat Jones and a 1:25 lenticular cover by Mike Rooth.

Knights Temporal #1