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

Aftershock April 2017

With two highly-anticipated debuts, another installment of the red-hot ANIMOSITY, Azzarello’s AMERICAN MONSTER beginning a new chapter, the second trade of Joe Pruett’s thrilling title BLACK EYED KIDS, and that Stelfreeze cover we’ve been dying to get a hold of for JACKPOT #5, looks like it’s the perfect time to hit up your LCS and add these to your pull list!

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

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Sam Kieth
Color: Ronda Pattinson
Letterer: John Layman
Cover: Sam Kieth
Variant Cover: Elizabeth Torque (1:10)


The most daring art thief in Paris has struck again, and the police have assigned their best detective to the case. His only clue? A single white feather left at the scene. Could this feather belong to the thief? To the thief’s accomplice, an oversized talking egret? Or will his investigation lead him to somewhere even stranger? (Answer: all of the above.)

Presenting a peculiar and unforgettable tale of birds and banditry, paintings and pets, larceny, love and…lamprey-wielding assassins? From the legendary creator of THE MAXX and co-creator of SANDMAN, Sam Kieth, and the considerably less-legendary creator of CHEW, John Layman!

$3.99 / 32 pages / Color
Release Date: Apr 05, 2017

<AfterShock Comics: John Layman & Sam Kieth Join Publisher, Debut New Title ‘ELEANOR & THE EGRET’ in April!>

Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist & Letters: Juan Doe
Cover: Juan Doe
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla (1:10)


The small town that Mont now calls home is about to boil over in a flurry of blood, bile and bullets. Just the way he likes it. Fasten your seat belts for the beginning of the second volume of AMERICAN MONSTER, with even higher doses of violence, bloodshed, sex, and mayhem!

From 100 BULLETS creator and BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT III writer Brian Azzarello and Juan Doe, the artist of WOLVERINES and JOKER’S ASYLUM: SCARECROW.

$3.99 / 32 pages / Color
Release Date: Apr 12, 2017

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael De Latorre
Colors: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo

As Jesse and Sandor embark on their American road trip, their faith in life, death–and each other–is tested at last.

From the writer of INSEXTS, BOMBSHELLS, and A-FORCE and artist of SUPERZERO.


$3.99 / 32 pages / Color
Release Date: Apr 12, 2017

Writer: Joe Pruett
Artist: Szymon Kudranksi
Colors: Guy Major
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

“This should be THE horror story of the year. Nothing else comes close…” – Reading With A Flight Ring

“Joe Pruett’s Black Eyed Kids is just the right kind of creepy. A nice slice of modern horror from an underrated talent.” – Garth Ennis

The urban legend come to life. The Black-Eyed Children have announced their presence with horrific authority, leavings lives shattered and multiple bodies in their wake. Jim Loudin and his family, along with a local police officer and a mysterious stranger, seemingly with past ties to these devil children, fight not only for their own lives, but for potentially mankind’s very existence.

Collecting issues 6-10 of the critically-acclaimed series, and the original short story from AFTERSHOCK GENESIS one-shot. Written by Eisner winner Joe Pruett and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.

$14.99 / 128 pages / Color
Release Date: Apr 19, 2017

Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Juan Doe
Colors: TBD
Letters: Rachel Deering
Cover: Juan Doe
Variant Cover: Elizabeth Torque (1:10)


Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds…as she fights to discover the secret that’s killing the universe.  But Death doesn’t give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives. Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die.

From GROOT and THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the chilling, epic new series that will be sure to appeal to fans of THE ARRIVAL, INTERSTELLAR, and THE EXPANSE.


$3.99 / 32 pages / Color
Release Date: Apr 19, 2017

<AfterShock Comics: Jeff Loveness the Latest Creator to Join the Publisher, Debuts WORLD READER #1 w/ Juan Doe (4/19)>

Writer: Ray Fawkes
Artist: Georges Duarte
Color: Stefani Rennee
Letters: Comicraft
Cover: Brian Stelfreeze

This is it! The secret history of the world! The end of an era! Bloodshed and backstabbing! And the ascension of a new God. Everything’s going to turn out for the best, right? It’s OCEAN’S 11 and THE MATRIX rolled together into one tasty comic package called JACKPOT!

From CONSTANTINE and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. writer and Eisner, Harvey, and three-time Shuster Award nominee, Ray Fawkes!

$3.99 / 32 pages / Color
Release Date: Apr 26, 2017

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