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AfterShock Comics Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Two Sell-Out Comics


As AfterShock Comics celebrates their one year anniversary, the new publisher has sold out it's inital order day-of-release of both ROUGH RIDERS #1 from Adam Glass and Pat Olliffe, and BLACK-EYED KIDS #1 from Joe Pruett and Syzmon Kudraski. This is a first for AfterShock Comics and comes on the heals of SUPERZERO #1 from Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and INSEXTS #1 from Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina going into a reprint. Both are great accomplishments for any publisher. "You're only as good as the team you have around you," exclaimed Adam Glass. "Special thanks to my Rough Riders; Pat Olliffe, Gabe Eltaeb, Sal Cipriano and AfterShock Comics. And to all the fans who are taking the ride with us."

Joe Pruett had this to say: "We have just celebrated our one year anniversary as a new comic book publisher and having this book sell out day of release is one heck of an AfterShock birthday present."

ROUGH RIDERS #1 / on sale 4.6.16

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Writer: Adam Glass

Artist: Pat Olliffe

Color: Gabe Eltaeb

Cover: Pat Olliffe

Led by a young Theodore Roosevelt, a motley crew of soon-to-be American legends must work together to solve a mystery that threatens all of existence. Harry Houdini — street magician and master of misdirection. Annie Oakley — a washed-up entertainer, eager for a chance to prove herself in a real war. Jack Johnson — an undefeated brawler and the son of ex-slaves, determined to get his shot at the heavyweight championship… When a terrifying alien technology destroys the USS Maine, these unlikely allies set sail for bloody Cuba, into the heart of a brewing conflict, to wage a shadow war against the greatest threat mankind has ever known. Before they were famous, they were… ROUGH RIDERS.

BLACK-EYED KIDS #1 / on sale 4.20.16

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Writer: Joe Pruett

Artist: Szymon Kudranski

You're alone. Then there's a knock. You open the door to find two seemingly normal kids. They ask to come in, to borrow your phone to call for a ride. You find yourself overcome with an intense fear that you can't explain. Amd then you notice their black. You want to run, but now they're inside. It's too late. They have you. Eisner Award winner JOE PRUETT (X-Men Unlimited, Cable) is joined by artist SZYMON KUDRANSKI (Spawn) for this terrifying new horror series.

ROUGH RIDERS #1 went on-sale on April 6, and BLACK-EYED KIDS #1 went on-sale on April 20. Happy Birthday, AfterShock Comics, and congrats on the continued success!