PopCultHQ’s First Look: March 2017 Solicitations from AfterShock Comics

Popculthq looks at all of the comics and trade paperbacks
releasing from AfterShock Comics in March 2017…


Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Rafael de Latorre, Juan Doe
Cover Artist: Rafael de Latorre

One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. Collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue ANIMOSITY: THE RISE. The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco. Don’t miss out on this fantastic first collection of the series EVERYONE is talking about!

In Shops: Mar 01, 2017
SRP: $14.99


Writer: Adam Glass
Art: Various
Cover Artist: Pat Oliffe

Executive Order 13526, issued on December 29, 2009, intended to increase government transparency and regain trust with U.S. Citizens. It led, in turn, to the creation of the National Declassification Center, a sub-section of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Suddenly, thousands of top-secret files were declassified and made available to the public. One such file confirmed the validity of a long-thought tale that Theodore Roosevelt had created a momentous team of the greatest citizens of his time-which he named the “ROUGH RIDERS”-to fight for America in its darkest hour. Not only was the tale true, but the dossier also exposed that the Rough Riders did not end with Roosevelt but rather were continued throughout history by his daughter Alice, who, like her father, called upon America’s greatest to band together in its most desperate time of need. If you choose to accept, take a look inside this file and see those who have had the honor to be called a ROUGH RIDER. If you decline, these confidential files will self-destruct. Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of SUPERNATURAL & writer of SUICIDE SQUAD) with cover by Pat Olliffe (UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN).

In Shops: Mar 1, 2017
SRP: $3.99


Writer: Joe Pruett
Art: Szymon Kudranski
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla

The Black-Eyed Children wreak havoc and destruction as they seek their revenge and push their agenda forward, while the under-sieged town’s newest resident might have the answers to secrets that could turn the tide of battle. From EISNER AWARD winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, the artist of DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER and SPAWN.

In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99


Writer: Adam Glass
Art: Pat Olliffe
Cover Artist: Pat Olliffe

Madman Leon Czolgosz has just shot President McKinley at the 1901 World’s Fair. As the nation looks to Vice President Theodore Roosevelt for guidance, he calls upon his fellow ROUGH RIDERS to help him investigate the assassination attempt. As they dig deeper they unearth a WORLDWIDE CONSPIRACY that not only threatens the fabric of our society, but also pits the Rough Riders against some of history’s most famous characters. Join this secret adventure of the greatest band of heroes that the world never knew. Welcome to ROUGH RIDERS BOOK II.

In Shops: Mar 15, 2017

SRP: $3.99


Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Simon Coleby
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla

In the 1960s, as the Civil Rights movement shocks American to its core, Second World War veteran Reggie Atkinson sees his teenage son Lee drawn into the dangerous battle for racial equality – and fears for him. Twenty years earlier, in an unheard of place called Tuskegee, Alabama, cadet officer Atkinson and his comrades report for pilot training to fight in the war-torn skies of Adolf Hitler’s Fortress Europe, forging a legend that endures to this day. This is the story of two generations fighting their own battles and conquering all obstacles in their path. This is the previously exclusive New York Comic Con variant edition, complete with dust jacket and a variant metallic brush cover. Limited to only 200 copies, all signed by GARTH ENNIS and sequentially numbered. From writer Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, War Stories) and artist Simon Colby (Judge Dredd, The Royals, The Authority).

In Shops: Mar 15, 2017
SRP: $75.00


Writer: Phil Hester
Art: Eric Layton
Cover Artist: Tony Harris

YOU DON’T NEED TO DIE TO GO TO HELL… There’s no rest for the wicked in this new horror classic by Hester and Harris. Brand Hull’s soul belongs to a devil of his own making, but his horror only intensifies when he learns the evil afflicting him can also infect the world around him. Meanwhile, a more earthly threat takes aim at Hull’s estranged family. Opening a jarring window on to a world of horror from the Eisner Award-nominated writer of THE COFFIN, FIREBREATHER, and DEATHSTROKE and the Eisner Award-winning artist of EX MACHINA and STARMAN.

In Shops: Mar 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99


Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artist: Ariela Kristantina

Beauty. Intrigue. Treachery. Are the creatures lurking beneath the dark streets of Paris the real foes… or are Lady and Mariah the true dangers? And will those closest to the Insexts be harmed before an answer can be found? Another dose of bone-chilling horror from Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina. From the writer of the break-out hit ANIMOSITY, Bombshells, and A-Force.

In Shops: Mar 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99


Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Eric Gapstur, Phil Hester
Cover Artist: Phil Hester

FINAL ISSUE! Jonathan Shipwright races to reach the rescue site before the saboteur that put him here – and the entire strange world he washed up on is against him. From the co-creator and writer of AUTHORITY, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, and PLANETARY.

In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SRP: $3.99

ABOUT AFTERSHOCK COMICS – Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, AfterShock’s executive team includes: Publisher Joe Pruett; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience, Senior VP Digital-Creative, Mike Zagari, oversees the AfterShock innovative and immersive story-driven digital experiences, and Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor as well as an award-winning filmmaker; as well as Co-CEO Michael Richter, an accomplished media and technology executive, most recently at Facebook.

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