PopCultHQ Comic Book Review: AfterShock Comics – Replica

Home is a small planet sized spaceship called The “Transfer,” which no one knows who built or how it got here in the depth of space. But this is home to Detective Trevor Churchill and an enormous melting pot of species from all of galaxies found in our vast universe.

With hundreds of species with hundreds of different laws, Detective Trevor Churchill must do the best he can with an endless case-load, too much damn paper work and idiot partner named Vorgas. That’s when Trevor has the best and worst idea of his entire life and how he ended up being owner to a Replica.


Paul Jenkins takes us on a sci-fi tale filled with so many twist n’ twirls I gave up on my usual – trying to crack the foreshadowing plot puzzle, that is storytelling. Just when I began thinking Replica is heading one way, whoops, Jenkins pulls another fast one on you. Replica to me was a perfect blend of sci-fi , space adventure , crime solving and comedy. Andy Clarke, is such a great mix to go with Paul’s vast imagination and off-beat humor. I don’t know who’s idea it is for most of the background sub-texts jabs of comedy but I LOVE IT! You can almost find something new in a panel every time you re-read this book.

It’s vulgar, it’s funny, and it make you want more!

Replica is going on my pull list.

Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Official Synopsis:

Meet Trevor Carter, an Earth-born peacekeeping agent on the intergalactic hub known as The Transfer. When Trevor’s already near impossible assignment becomes a bit too much for the errant detective, he turns to the only logical approach, Replication. More of a good thing can’t hurt, right? A single clone could be helpful; unfortunately the replication process doesn’t go as planned! Written by Eisner-award winning author Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man) and art superstar Andy Clarke (Batman, Judge Dredd), this monthly series promises to be fun, daring, adventurous and most times, quite offensive.


My final observation is; (warning: spoilers here) Number 2 is perfectly named for all the shit he has to take. But that’s what Trevor wanted in the first place, someone to do all his dirty work. What happens when number 2 finally gets fed up. Where the hell did the replications stopped, is still not yet revealed, but seeing each one labeled on their foreheads is gut-busting, then we can notice how each one has his very own quirks. Minions with personality who look like Detective Trevor Churchill but all have their porpoise. All but “Rodger,” who wants to be different.

REPLICA #1 Andy Clarke cover
REPLICA #1 Andrew Robinson 1:10 variant cover

New indie publisher AfterShock Comics

Item Code: OCT151049

In Shops: 12/2/2015

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