AFTERSHOCK SHOCK HC #2
The highly anticipated follow up to the widely successful first volume of the SHOCK anthology, this oversized second volume continues to push boundaries and mix genres, inviting today's top creative talent of both comics and prose to craft tales of the fantastic, the horrific and the bizarre. This handsome hardcover features the talents of Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Russ Braun, Marguerite Bennet, Juan Doe, Jill Thompson, Sam Kieth, Aaron Douglas, Cliff Richards, Jim Starlin, Larry Stroman, Jamal Igle, Ray Fawkes, Joe Pruett, Kevin J. Anderson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Andrei Bressan, Tony Harris, Francesco Francavilla, Darko Macan, Don Handsfield, Phil Hester, Supernatural show runner Andrew Dabb and more - with outstanding Cover art by Timothy Bradstreet! Conceived and edited by AfterShock Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, Joe Pruett, the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series. "...a fantastic anthology...I definitely look forward to more of this style of series from After-shock." - Rachel Rutherford, The Movie Sleuth "Different writing styles, genres and artistic talent make this particular piece so special, not on-ly from extremely recognizable industry veterans, but those who you may be less familiar with." -Rachel Rutherford, The Movie Sleuth
A new frontier beckons to the West, but before the survivors stand an obstacle, a monster - and a horrifying truth. From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi (Doctor Who) and Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO). "ANIMOSITY looks to be AfterShock's first true classic, the book that'll put them on the map." - Tara Giovannini, IGN
DARK RED #4
Chip is faced with two options...run like hell from a town he's lost to Nazi vam-pires, or team up with a pair of barely sober hicks who hate him to rescue the woman he loves. Tough choice. Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America-one that'll make you jump right out of your boots.
Missing kids, a mysterious cult, and one very angry ex-wife-seems like a typical Tuesday for conspiracy theorist David Corey. While David appears crazy to most, he might just be the only chance the FBI have of finding the missing kids and solving a centuries old mystery. Will FBI agent Joanna Hernandez learn to trust David before it's too late? From the creative team of Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), Evgeniy Bornyakov (Meteora, Ziggy) , Lauren Affe (Stranger Things, Spider Gwen), and A Larger World's Troy Pe-teri, DESCENDENT is an action comedy that asks what happens if you combine The X-Files and National Treasure. (No, Nick Cage is not in this comic. Sorry, everyone.)
KILLER GROOVE #2
The music plays on and the killing continues as we delve further into this pulpy LA tale of musi-cians, contract killers and PIs. Iggy teaches Jonny the finer points of his violent new occupation, while Jackie and Ra l reconnect investigating Lucy's missing father. From Ollie Masters (The Kitchen, Snow Blind) and Eoin Marron (HER INFERNAL DESCENT, Army of Darkness, James Bond) comes the next rock'n'roll sensation, with a beat that'll kill you dead.
LOLLIPOP KIDS TP #1
When immigrants came to the new world they didn't only bring their hopes and dreams, they also brought their MONSTERS. Years ago, early setters locked these monsters away in a secret prison deep in the woods of NEW AMSTERDAM so that they never would return to the Old World. Those woods have be-come CENTRAL PARK and now the monsters have escaped! NICK, 14, finds out that he's a "lega-cy" to a secret society that for the last 400 years has kept these monsters in check - he and a ragtag group of kids just like him have to put the monsters back before they get out of the park and destroy the city. Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, Teen Titans) and Aidan Glass, with art by Diego Yapur (The Night Projectionist, Priest: Purgatory), THE LOLLIPOP KIDS is an epic re-imagining of the things that go bump in the night. Volume 1 contains issues #1-5. "You'd be a sucker not to pick up THE LOLLIPOP KIDS." - Patrick Hayes, SciFiPulse
MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #3
Displeased with her first attempt at creating man, Victoria prepares to end the creature's life mere moments after it began. Horrified, Mary convinces Victoria to allow her to educate Ad-am-as she names him-before making any rash decisions. Though the results of Mary's work are astounding, the events that follow lead her to wish she had just let him die... Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, THE LOLLIPOP KIDS) and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (TV's The Arrangement) with art by Hayden Sherman (COLD WAR, The Few, Wasted Space), MARY SHELLEY: MONSTER HUNTER is historical fiction at its most (Af-ter)shocking!
The dethroned King of the Fairies' sordid past is revealed as Oberon comes face-to-face with his former servant - PUCK. But is he friend...or foe? From writer Ryan Parrot (VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Milos Slavkovic (Lightstep), OBERON is a supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trust-ed. "...Ryan Parrott's script and Milo Slavkovic's illustrations are imaginative and in-spired...promises to be an accessible and highly-entertaining fantasy tale." - Charlie Chipman, The Brazen Bull
ORPHAN AGE #3
On the road to Albany. Stopping for supplies at the town of Mall. The importance of the gun. Everything's for sale. Bargaining. What is it worth to you? What would you give? Written by Ted Anderson (MOTH & WHISPER, My Little Pony, Adventure Time) with art by Nuno Plati (Alpha: Big Time, Marvel Girl).
RELAY TP #1
In the future, every planet is culturally unified through a monolithic structure known as the Ga-lactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, 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 Don-aldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters. Written by Zac Thompson (HER INFERNAL DESCENT, THE REPLACER, The Dregs) from a story by Zac Thompson, Eric Bromberg (PESTILENCE) and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, God Coun-try, Redneck) with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman) and Dalibor Talajic (WITCH HAMMER, Old Man Logan). Volume 1 contains the entire first arc - issues #1-5, plus the #0 origin issue from Free Comic Book Day 2018. Written by Zac Thompson (The Dregs) from a story by Zac Thompson and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, God Country, Redneck) with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman) and Ryan Bo-denheim (CREDITS T/K). Volume one contains the entire first arc -issues 1 - 5, plus the #0 origin issue from Free Comic Book Day 2018.
Michael and Claire's quest reaches a shattering conclusion when they are faced with a choice: abandon their love, or embrace their destiny and awaken an entity de-signed for the annihilation of humanity. Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (The Wicked + The Divine, Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high-adventure and tragic romance.
TRUST FALL #1
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Ash Parsons was raised to believe she's special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she's the golden goose of her family. Her family is the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can't teleport herself - making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It's a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results.
With our heroes divided, Hale-19 must seek help from the most unlikely of sources as Amber-7T learns the dark secret behind the origins of RUST. Hope may be found, but lives will be lost in the climax of AfterShock's futuristic robot buddy comedy. From writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Star Trek, Batman: The Gates of Gotham) and new artist sensation Marco Itri, witness the birth of Artificial Intelligence in After-Shock's bold sci-fi adventure series. "...a dream for fans of science fiction: robots, mystery, and sumptuous visuals." - Patrick Hayes, SciFiPulse
WALK THROUGH HELL #11
With the unfortunate McGregor's aid, Shaw finally gets the answers she's been waiting for-and very quickly wishes she hadn't. The mysteries behind the disappearances of Driscoll, Goss and Hunzikker are revealed...leaving only the question of Carnahan himself. The penultimate episode of A Walk Through Hell, by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka. The next chapter in a new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, The Punisher) and drawn by Goran Sud uka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)