New Series Clankillers and Relay Launch in AfterShock's July 2018 Solicits

New Series Clankillers and Relay Launch in AfterShock’s July 2018 Solicits

Posted by April 16, 2018 Comment

AfterShock is launching two new comic titles this July. The first is a fantasy series called Clankillers by Sean Lewis and Antonio Fuso. The second is a sci-fi series called Relay created by Zac Thompson, Donny Cates, and Eric Bromberg. That one is written by Zac Thompson and has art from Andy Clarke. Plus, Brilliant Trash is receiving its first collected edition. Check out the full details of the solicits below.

ANIMOSITY #16 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.25.18
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
As Sandor prowls the Walled City, Jesse must struggle to free herself from the human supremacists before their hideous plan is complete…
From Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Bombshells & Batwoman) and Rafael de Latorre (SUPERZERO) comes the hit series that HAD to be told at AFTERSHOCK!

BABYTEETH #12 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.18.18
writer: Donny Cates
artist: Garry Brown
color: Mark Englert
letterer: Taylor Esposito
cover: Garry Brown
With almost every horrible truth laid bare for the Ritter family, the journey to save Clark and Heather (And Marty??) begins. Say…that reminds me…what have Heather and Clark been up to lately, anyway? Find out in this crazy new issue of your favorite Anti-Christ baby book, BABYTEETH!
From Donny Cates (RELAY, Thanos, Venom, Dr. Strange, God Country, Redneck) and Garry Brown (THE REVISIONIST) comes a pulse-pounding series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
“Babyteeth is firing on all cylinders with compelling characters and brilliant artwork. Damn, this is good.” James Ferguson of Horror Talk

BETROTHED #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.11.18
writer: Sean Lewis
artist: Steve Uy
letters: Simon Bowland
cover: Steve Uy
With their friends gravely hurt and their loved ones murdered, Kieron and Tamara return to Earth. And not just Earth, but their high school. After all, if the traitors and warlords of their home planet Priam want to fight, it’s gonna be be jungle warfare—and our heroes are going to bring them to the worst place for a fight imaginable.
From writer Sean Lewis (CLANKILLERS, 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!
“[BETROTHED is] a fun concept, with interesting characters and a huge universe to grow into. 9/10“ Brett Monro of We Talk Podcasts

BROTHERS DRACUL #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.18.18
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Mirko Colak
color: Maria Santaolalla
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover: Mirko Colak w/ Maria Santaolalla
The Brothers Dracul—Vlad and Radu—have grown skilled at slaying the undead. But they soon discover that there is more than one type of vampire, and some are more difficult to kill than others. Especially when the brothers themselves are on the verge of turning against one another!
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!

 

CLANKILLERS #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.18.18
writer: Sean Lewis
artist: Antonio Fuso
letters: Dave Sharpe
cover A: Antonio Fuso
cover B: Juan Doe
The kick-off of a NEW SERIES!
Like the demented stepchild of Game of Thrones, Braveheart and Mark Millar’s Kick Ass, Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few, Coyotes) brings readers into an ancient Ireland filled with clans, mystics, warriors and monsters of mythic proportion!
Finola has a problem—her father is losing his mind. All the old king cares about is power…and Finola thinks power is stupid. Finola thinks her vicious older sisters are stupid. Finola thinks the royal court is stupid, and above all she thinks the clans across the country are stupid. So she makes a plan with her good friend Cillian: Let’s kill all the clans. And then, we go for dad.
Filled with countless twist and turns, CLANKILLERS promises to be a wild ride!
From writer Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few) and artist Antonio Fuso (James Bond, G.I.Joe) comes a revenge thriller that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

DARK ARK #8 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.04.18
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Juan Doe
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Juan Doe
The Mother of Monsters has risen…and she cries out to her children. The bonds of supernatural blood are strong. Will any of the beasts on Shrae’s Ark be able to resist?
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (ANIMOSITY: THE RISE, 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 Court of Nerds

Her Infernal Descent #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.25.18
Writers: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Kyle Charles
Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Ryan Ferrier
Cover: Kyle Charles w/ Dee Cunniffe
Lynn is stranded on her own, left to wander a strange level of hell being gentrified by angels! As the inferno continues to change, Lynn must face her greatest failure.
From Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs and Cable, and Kyle Charles, the artist of Roche Limit, comes a journey through hell that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!

THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.18.18
Writers: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Colorist: Chris Blythe
Letterer: A Larger Worlds’ Troy Peteri
Cover: Rafael La Torre & Marcelo Maiolo
SECOND ISSUE!
When teenagers Hel and Homer Coates learn the underground world below Manhattan may hide the mythical Lost City of Atlantis, and their father may be somehow trapped there, the danger has only just begun! The two teens enlist their friends on a mission to recover the rest of their dad’s research and rescue him before his shadowy employer finishes covering up the failed expedition.
 
Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok) that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
“The story follows a group of millennial teenagers who go on an underground adventure to rescue one of their fathers in a mash-up of sci-fi supernatural archeology and urban exploration with a Stranger Things vibe.” – Zack Kaplan

PESTILENCE: A STORY OF SATAN #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.25.18
writer: Frank Tieri
artist: Oleg Okunev
colors: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Tim Bradstreet
Knights, zombies, demons, corruption, death, betrayal and Satan…the Seven Deadly Ingredients involved in the making of this issue of PESTILENCE! Another can’t-miss issue!
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) comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!
“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 SciFi Pulse

  

RELAY #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.11.18
Writer: Zac Thompson
Story by: Eric Bromberg, Donny Cates & Zac Thompson
Artist: Andy Clarke
Colorist: Dan Brown
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover A: Andy Clarke and Dan Brown
Cover B: Christian Ward
NEW SERIES!
A perfect future of intergalactic travel and community. Every newly discovered planet is unified culturally through a monolithic structure known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress – many resent the foreign structure. Jad Carter, a Relay employee, must keep the peace and act as an emissary to new civilizations. But when he finds the Relay’s mythological creator, Hank Donaldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters.
Equal parts The Fifth Element and Philip K Dick, and directly springboarding off the previously released  Free Comic Book Day RELAY #0, this series is an exploration of monoculture, identity, and the deceptive nature of legend set in a thriving future where humanity forcibly assimilates new worlds.
Written by Zac Thomspon (Cable, The Dregs, HER INFERNAL DESCENT), with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman), and a story conceived by Zac Thompson, Eric Bromberg (PESTILENCE) and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, Dr. Strange, Thanos, Venom, God Country), this powerhouse of a series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

A WALK THROUGH HELL #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 07.25.18
writer: Garth Ennis
artist: Goran Sudzuka
colors: Ive Svorcina
letters: Rob Steen
cover: Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia
The grim discoveries made by Shaw and McGregor seem hauntingly familiar, and their most recent and disturbing case may hold the answers. But as horror builds upon horror, those very answers may prove too much to bear—and even lead to their own damnation.
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!

ANIMOSITY VOL 3 TP: “The Swarm” / $14.99 / 128 pages /color / on sale 07.04.18 
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
Tensions run high as betrayal stings Jesse in a way she could have never imagined. Can Kyle shed his humanity enough  to aid Jesse in her quest? Can Sandor forsake his bestial nature in order to save that which he loves? The answers lie within! Meanwhile, Sandor, Jesse and the survivors hear rumors of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting…but will their journey there be too high a price to pay?
Collecting ANIMOSITY #9-13—all five issues from the third story arc of this highly-acclaimed series!

BRILLIANT TRASH VOL 1 TP: “GOD CRASH”  / $17.99 / 144 pages / Color / on sale 07.11.18
writers: Tim Seeley & Steve Seeley
artist: Priscilla Petraites
color: Marco Lesko
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Mike Norton & Addison Duke
Collecting all six issues from the first story arc.
In the near future, a super-powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem off the map. Now, in the politically charged world of the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could allow people buy superpowers for the cost of days off their lifespan.
From Tim Seeley (Revival, Grayson) and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites, comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics!
“Writer Tim Seeley and artist Priscilla Petraites put team up to deliver one of the most dazzling stories on the comics shelf.“ – Stephen Gustafson of 411 Mania

(Last Updated April 18, 2018 3:39 pm )

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