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AfterShock Comics Announces First Wave of Books

There's a new comic publisher in town and they have some big time creators on board.

Back in April, we heard about Mike Marts leaving Marvel to become the Editor-in-Chief for the new AfterShock publisher. AfterShock has shared the news with their first wave of upcoming projects. They have some impressive creators on board.

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AfterShock Comics officially unveils details on its inaugural four titles, including a highly-anticipated project from comic veteran Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Punisher). The company, whose editorial team is headed by former Marvel Executive Editor Mike Marts and Eisner Award-winning publisher and editor Joe Pruett, will be rolling out nearly one title per week beginning in December.

AfterShock also announced deals with both Brian Azzarello, whose 100 Bullets series by Vertigo and DC was recently picked up by New Line, and Adam Glass, Executive Producer of CBS’ Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and CW’s juggernaut series Supernatural.

The initial AfterShock comics, crossing a variety of genres, include:

· Replica, debuting December 1 from writer Paul Jenkins (Batman: The Dark Knight, Spider-Man, Wolverine: Origin) and artist Andy Clarke (Batman, Judge Dredd);

· InSeXts, debuting December 9 from writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Sleepy Hollow, A-Force) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State);

· SuperZero, debuting December 16 from writers Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn) and Jimmy Palmiotti (Deadpool, Jonah Hex, Daredevil), and artist Rafael de Latorre;

· Dreaming Eagles, debuting December 30 from Ennis and Simon Coleby (2000 AD, The Authority).

“With this first slate of AfterShock comics, we’re not only showcasing our quality of content, but also our commitment to deliver creator-owned comics that appeal to a diverse base of readers and fans,” said Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts. “From writers like Garth Ennis to Brian Azzarello and Adam Glass, we’re producing exciting, creative content with the best story tellers in the business – and this is just the beginning.”

Adam Glass, whose title will debut during the first quarter of 2016, added, “AfterShock’s roster of talent is out of control and they are about to change the game. To just be mentioned in the same breath as some of these writers is an honor and I’m excited to be a part of this.”

Other top writers and artists who recently inked deals with AfterShock include John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics, Batman Eternal), Szymon Kudranski (Penguin: Pride and Prejudice, Avengers), Sam Kieth (The Maxx, Sandman, Batman), Ray Fawkes (Constantine, Batman Eternal, Mnemnevore), David Hine (Batman, District X, Mutopia), Alberto Ponticelli (Unknown Soldier, Dark Knight) and Ryan Parrott (Batman: Gates of Gotham, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and NBC’s Revolution).

What do you think of these upcoming titles? Will you be adding any to your pull list?