PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
releasing from AfterShock Comics in March 2018…


Animosity #13

Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Rafael De Latorre
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Rafael De Latorre

Available on March 21, 2018

The sins of the past bite at Sandor’s heels, as the rage of the swarm and the wrath of the flood rise to a fever pitch! Jesse races against time and the mob who is hunting her down to return the queen to her hive before war erupts across the valley!
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.com

Animosity Evolution #5

Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Eric Gapstur
Colored by Rob Schwager
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Eric Gapstur

Available on March 7, 2018

Murder, intrigue, and men playing God in the seedy underbelly of the City by the Sea—a hapless refugee hunts for the truth in a noir crime world…

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 411mania.com

Babyteeth #9

Written by Donny Cates
Art by Garry Brown
Colored by Mark Englert
Lettered by Taylor Esposito
Cover by Garry Brown

Available on March 21, 2018

Sadie and her baby versus the whole goddamn world. And…well, this is where I normally say something cheeky like, “What else is new?” But…but, yeah, this issue ain’t funny, you guys. Not everyone is walking out of this one…

From Donny Cates, the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the breakout 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

Backways #4

Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Eleonora Carlini
Colored by Silvie Tidei
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Eleonora Carlini & Silvie Tidei

Available on March 28, 2018

Anna and Coyote have escaped from the Morning Wolf, only to be captured by someone more dangerous. If they’re going to find Sylvia, they’re going to need to learn to control a power they barely understand.

From Justin Jordan (STRAYER, Green Lantern: New Guardians) and Eleonora Carlini (Batgirl, Doctor Who) comes the BRAND NEW series of magic, mystery and mayhem that is sure to appeal to fans of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia!

Horror and dark fantasy comics are thriving right now thanks to series like Wytches and Harrow County, and BACKWAYS sounds like it’ll fit right in.” -Matthew Jackson of SyFy.com

Betrothed #1 – Cover A by Steve Uy
Betrothed #1 – Cover B by Juan Doe

Betrothed #1

Written by Sean Lewis
Art by Steve Uy
Colored by Steve Uy
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Cover A by Steve Uy
Cover B by Juan Doe

Available on March 14, 2018

Welcome to the World of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another…and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!

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!

Black-Eyed Kids Vol. 3

Written by Joe Pruett
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Colored by Guy Major
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Available on March 14, 2018
As the creepy, devilish children began to take over this sleepy little town, a small group of survivors find themselves brought together by mysteries from their past that link them all surprisingly together. Who lives? Who dies? Whose betrayal changes everything?Collecting issues 11-15 of the critically-acclaimed series. Written by Eisner winner Joe Pruett and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.

Phenomenal. Such a great read for anyone interested in horror/mystery-themed comic books. Go pick it up, you will not regret this read.” – Kevin Hamilton of geekerymagazine.com

Brilliant Trash #5

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Priscilla Petraites
Colored by Marco Lesko
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Mike Norton

Available on March 21, 2018

As the truth of Lady Last Word is revealed and forces converge on Lifespan, Inc. headquarters, Kennedy must make a choice…does humanity deserve the right to choose to be gods?

A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites!

It’s the story of the ‘word of tomorrow,’ torn directly from the headlines, about an America that might be waiting for us. It’s cautionary, but it’s also action packed and fun!” —Tim Seeley

Cold War #2

Written by Chris Sebela
Art by Hayden Sherman
Colored by Hayden Sherman
Lettered by Hayden Sherman
Cover by Hayden Sherman

Available on March 14, 2018

Their only chance at survival got its head blown off, screaming bodiless robots are after them and enemy forces begin circling for the kill. The Cryonauts scramble for safety from the battlefield, led by kindly grandmother Vinh to higher ground as the dark secrets of this future war and the ones fighting it begin to reveal themselves.

From Christopher 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!

Jimmy’s Bastards #8

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun
Colored by John Kalisz
Lettered by Rob Steen
Cover by Andy Clarke

Available on March 28, 2018

Jimmy’s final showdown with the Bastards begins in quite bloody style, as Junior plays his trump card and Nancy races to foil the villains’ getaway. But the final secret of our hero’s supercharged sex-life is still to be revealed…

From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

JIMMY’S BASTARDS…is a crazy, offensive, beautiful debut to what is sure to be another Garth Ennis winner!” – Lucas Wagner of thatsnotcurrent.com

Monstro Mechanica #4

Written by Paul Allor
Art by Chris Evenhuis
Colored by Sjan Weijers
Lettered by Paul Allor
Cover by Chris Evenhuis

Available on March 7, 2018

A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice, Isabel, and their wooden robot!

The machine is on a rampage through the streets of Volterra! As Isabel and Leonardo da Vinci ponder drastic action, Lorenzo Medici arrives in the city—and doesn’t like what he finds.

From creators Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

MONSTRO MECHANICA” is a swashbuckling adventure story, filled with humor, pathos and giant wooden robots that has something to say about humanity and society. It’s also incredibly fun, and filled with absolutely gorgeous art. You’re going to love it!” —Paul Allor

Rough Riders: Ride or Die #2

Written by Adam Glass
Art by Patrick Olliffe
Colored by Gabe Eltaeb
Lettered by Sal Cipriano
Cover by Patrick Olliffe

Available on March 21, 2018

Volume Three of the hit AfterShock Series!

A young and scared H.P. Lovecraft joins the Rough Riders as they ride again against an ancient evil. This threat has returned to our earthly plane from the great beyond, and is hellbent on killing anything in its path. Our heroes soon learn that these unfortunate souls are not deceased, but instead have been turned into an ARMY OF THE DEAD! And the true nature of this ancient evil will change one of our beloved members forevermore!

Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural and writer of Suicide Squad) with artwork by Patrick Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man).

The story is exciting and fun, with the characters being faithful and fanciful, and the visuals are epic and thrilling. This is what comic books are all about!” – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net


Available on March 21, 2018

AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting its very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today’s top writers and artists. Presented in the European Album format (same as the ANIMOSITY: THE RISE hardcover), this handsome hardcover features the creative talents of Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, Michael Gaydos, Andy Clarke, Andrew Robinson, Mike Carey, Jim Starlin, Phil Hester, Paul Jenkins, Dalibor Talajic, Bill Willingham, Travis Moore, Brian Azzarello, Francesco Francavilla, Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim, Marguerite Bennett, Frank Tieri, Szymon Kudranski, Brian Stelfreeze and more! Cover art by John Cassaday!

From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series.

Unholy Grail Vol. 1

Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Mirko Colak
Colored by Maria Santaolalla
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Cover by Mirko Colak

Available on March 7, 2018

Collecting all five issues of this hit AfterShock series!

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.

As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?

From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

Holy cow is UNHOLY GRAIL awesome! The familiar Arthurian tale is twisted into blasphemous delights with beautiful art that hides no horrors. Successful in every possible way. Highest possible recommendation.“ – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net


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: Chief Creative Officer/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, SVP, Brand, Mike Zagari, oversees the AfterShock innovative and immersive story-driven digital experiences, Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor as well as an award-winning filmmaker, Publishing Operations Manager, Stephan Nilson, Retailer/Fan Relations Manager, Lisa Wu, and Publishing Assistant, Ashley Wyatt.

T H E ~ C R E A T I V E ~ R E V O L U T I O N ~ S T A R T S ~ H E R E !