Explore the Lost City with Zack Kaplan and Alvaro Sarraseca: AfterShock June 2018 Solicits

Posted by March 20, 2018 Comment

AfterShock launches a new series this June with The Lost City Explorers by writer Zack Kaplan and artist Alvaro Sarraseca. Plus, Animosity, Pestilence, Her Infernal Descent, Cold War, Brothers Dracul, A Walk Through Hell,and Dark Ark continue their runs. Details below.

BABYTEETH Vol 2 Trade Paperback / $14.99 / 128 pages / color / on sale 06.13.18
writer: Donny Cates
artist: Garry Brown
color: Mark Englert
letters: Taylor Esposito
cover: Garry Brown w/ Mark Englert
Collecting the complete second storyarc from the hit AfterShock series, babyteeth!
Crazy Warlock dudes, super secret cabals, inter-dimensional portals, new assassins, and the horrors of airline travel with a (demonic hellspawn sent to destroy the universe) baby! Plus—Marty, your new favorite demon-racoon-thing friend! An all-new story arc of the critically-acclaimed series BABYTEETH is here!
From Donny Cates, writer of Thanos, Dr. Strange, Buzzkill, Paybacks, Rednecks and the break-out hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!
“This book is going to be the most sought after title of 2017” –Rick Shea of Famous Faces & Funnies comic shop

A WALK THROUGH HELL #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.13.18
writer: Garth Ennis
artist: Goran Sudžuka
colors: Ive Svorcina
letters: Ron Steen
cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
SECOND ISSUE!
You’re an experienced, confident FBI agent, armed and trained for the worst the world has to offer. You’re on a routine job in a Long Beach warehouse, not long to go before you clock off for the night. So why are you seeing things that just can’t possibly be? Why has your heart stopped beating in your chest? And why are you terrified beyond anything you ever imagined?
A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer) that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

 

INSEXTS YEAR ONE Hardcover / $44.99 / 290 pages / Color / on sale 06.06.18
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Ariela Kristantina
color: Bryan Valenza & Jessica Kholinne
letters: A Larger World’s Troy Peteri
cover: Ariela Kristantina
Collecting the complete INSEXTS series in one volume!
At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (ANIMOSITY, Bombshells and Batwoman) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State), a comic unlike any you’ve seen before!
 “This is a series that knows what it’s about and revels in it, and I just can’t resist! – Marykate Jasper of Comic Book Resources

 

THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.20.18
Writers: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Colorist: Chris Blythe
Letterer: A Larger World’s Troy Peteri
Cover A: Rafael La Torre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
Cover B: Alvaro Sarraseca w/ Chris Blythe
NEW SERIES!
Lost cities aren’t just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!
Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok).

BROTHERS DRACUL #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.20.18
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Mirko Colak
color: Maria Santaolalla
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover: Mirko Colak w/ Maria Santaolalla
Discover the sorrow-filled truth of Vlad’s descent to the role of  the Impaler! Vlad and his brother Radu have excelled in the art of vampire-slaying. But the vampires have a few tricks of their own. Some of those tricks may shatter Vlad’s sanity.
From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL,The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!

DARK ARK #7 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.06.18
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Juan Doe
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Juan Doe
The monstrous creatures of Shrae’s Ark have been tasked with protecting Noah and his flock. But the shocking nature of the creature that plague’s Noah may set the monsters of the Dark Ark at each other’s throats!
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
“Bunn, Doe, and Hill are a dream team, each contributing mightily to making this a fantastic book! – Grant Stoye of CourtOfNerds

PESTILENCE: A STORY OF SATAN #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.27.18
writer: Frank Tieri
artist: Oleg Okunev
colors: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Tim Bradstreet
As this newest version of the Black Death begins to rise up and become an even deadlier crisis than before, Roderick Helms and the surviving members of Fiat Lux race to stop it—but can they do so while being hunted themselves…by the NEW Fiat Lux?
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)!
“The truth about the Crusades is finally told and you’d be dead wrong to miss it. Great characters and detailed art make this a must read.“ –Patrick Hayes of SciFiPulse

Her Infernal Descent #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.27.18
Writers: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Kyle Charles
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Ryan Ferrier
Cover: Kyle Charles w/ Jordan Boyd
Lynn and her favorite writer, AGATHA CHRISTIE, venture into surreal halls of modern art. Welcome to hell’s esteemed art gallery! As she descends deeper into the inferno, Lynn’s left to wonder if she’ll ever find her forsaken family or be doomed to the same fate. Including a surprise appearance by one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists!
From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs and Marvel’s Cable, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is HELL like you’ve never seen before.

ANIMOSITY #15 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.06.18
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
With the hideous truth of the Walled City revealed, Sandor must use every ounce of cunning to rescue Jesse from her human captors—before the try to “save the world” from the risen Animals…
From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).
“Animosity looks to be AfterShock’s first true classic, the book that’ll put them on the map.” – Tara Giovannini of IGN

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #7 / $3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 06.13.18
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Eric Gapstur
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Eric Gapstur & Rob Schwager
With one crisis defeated, a new nemesis lurks deep beneath the city, poisoning that which no living thing can live without—water.
From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by SHIPWRECK’s Eric Gapstur—ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!
AfterShock has earned their reputation for putting out some of the most diverse and entertaining comics in the industry. Animosity is a prime example of this.” – Steve Gustafson of 411 Mania

COLD WAR #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.06.18
writer: Chris Sebela
artist: Hayden Sherman
colors: Hayden Sherman
letters: Hayden Sherman
cover: Hayden Sherman
Many of them are dead, the war they’re stuck in is still in full swing, but now the Cryonauts are face to face with the most dangerous situation of all: a 16 year old girl named Polly. As the stakes and body count rise, they’ll fight to stay alive and uncover just who has thrown them into this bloodbath and why.
From Chris Sebela, writer of Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella and Evolution, and Hayden Sherman, artist of The Few and John Carter The End, comes the story that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
“…there’s no denying the fact Cold War is a new series that flat-out demands your attention!” -Craig Neilson-Adams of BigComicPage

BETROTHED #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 06.13.18
writer: Sean Lewis
artist: Steve Uy
letters: Simon Bowland
cover: Steve Uy
The stunning space opera continues as our heroes land in the great waters of Priam with war on their mind. When a trap is exposed and friends are lost, what will our heroes do to survive? The last issue before the grand finale of the first storyarc exposes more truths and presents more surprises in the exciting world of BETROTHED!
From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series with a fun mix of Archie and Saga that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

ALTERS Vol 2 Trade Paperback / $14.99 / 120 pages / color / on sale 06.20.18
writer: Paul Jenkins
artist: Leila Leiz
color: Leonardo Paciarotti
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Leila Leiz
Collecting the complete second story arc of this hit AfterShock series!
With her nemesis, Matter Man, finally under control, Chalice begins a new chapter of her life as spokeswoman and primary recruiter for the Gateway Army. Sensing that time is running out on the safety of the world’s newest Alter, Chalice expands her search. But as she closes in, new complications arise: Chalice finds herself juggling impossible responsibilities to her family, her Alters family, and an impoverished, now-homeless family she barely even knows. As past guilts intensify, she must stand fast against the pressure of her new responsibilities, or be consumed.
From Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, Sentry) and Leila Leiz (NVRLND) comes the groundbreaking series that HAD to be told at AFTERSHOCK.
“The visuals are beautiful and deserve attention, while the story looks to be addressing something avoided in American society. Overall grade: A.” – Patrick Hayes of SciFi Pulse

FU JITSU Vol 1 Trade Paperback / $14.99 / 128 pages / color / on sale 06.27.18
writer: Jai Nitz
artist: Wesley St. Claire
colorists: Wesley St. Claire and Maria Santaolalla
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Wesley St. Claire
Collecting the first five issue of this hit AfterShock series!
Fu Jitsu is the world’s smartest boy, and has been for the last hundred years. Wait, what? Fu is an un-aging genius, and has had adventures around the globe and around the galaxy. From Einstein and the Wright brothers, to Gandhi and Johnny Unitas, Fu has met everyone in history while protecting Earth from Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, and his dangerous magi-science.
Fu exiles himself to Antarctica to try and forget the painful breakup with his ex-girlfriend, Rachel. Meanwhile, Wadlow returns from the far-flung future and sends James Dean, his ultimate assassin, to kill Fu at the South Pole. And you thought your teenage years were tough?
From Jai Nitz, the award-winning writer of El DiabloSucide Squad Most Wanted and Dream Thief comes this action-packed new series with art from Teen Titans Annual artist Wesley St. Claire!
“FU JITSU #1 is an infectious ball of fun. Jai Nitz and Wes St. Claire’s sensibility is delightfully off-kilter. – Kent Falkenberg of Multiversity Comics

(Last Updated March 20, 2018 2:31 pm )

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Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

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