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In case you've missed out on Rough Riders from AfterShock Comics, your chance to read the first arc is headed your way. Check out this message from the past, and find out what's coming up.

VIDEO CAST:

TEDDY ROOSEVELT - RICHARD SPEIGHT JR.

THOMAS EDISON - KEITH SZARABAJKA

HOUDINI - MATT COHEN

ANNIE OAKLEY - KATHERINE CUNNINGHAM

JACK JOHNSON - MATT SINGLETARY

MONK EASTMAN - ROBERT BAKER

ROUGH RIDERS VOLUME 1 / $19.99 / 160 pages / Color


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Writer: Adam Glass


Artist: Pat Olliffe


Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb


Cover by: Gabe Eltaeb and Pat Olliffe


Item Code: OCT161101


In Shops: 12/14/16

Collecting the first seven issues of the epic AfterShock series! At the cusp of the 1898 World’s Fair, America is poised to become Earth’s most industrious nation. When a terrible power emerges from the darkness, a group of unlikely heroes team-up to stop it. A tortured Teddy Roosevelt recruits a struggling Coney Island magician named Harry Houdini…a hard-drinking, gun-slinging Annie Oakley; a financially strapped and aging Thomas Edison; and a boisterous, womanizing African American boxer with a big chip on his shoulder named Jack Johnson. These legends of old will soon wage a shadow war that will change the course of history for America, and ultimately, the world. That is, of course, if they don’t kill one another first.

Don’t miss out on this first collection from Adam Glass (executive producer of SUPERNATURAL & writer of SUICIDE SQUAD) and Pat Olliffe (UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN).

ROUGH RIDERS NATION/ $3.99 / Color


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Writer: Adam Glass


Artist: Varias


Cover by: Pat Olliffe


Item Code: AUG168305


In Shops: 11/19/16

From AfterShock Comics. Executive Order 13526, issued on December 29, 2009, intended to increase government transparency and regain trust with U.S. Citizens. It led, in turn, to the creation of the National Declassification Center, a sub-section of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Suddenly, thousands of top-secret files were declassified and made available to the public. One such file confirmed the validity of a long-thought tale that Theodore Roosevelt had created a momentous team of the greatest citizens of his time-which he named the "ROUGH RIDERS"-to fight for America in its darkest hour. Not only was the tale true, but the dossier also exposed that the Rough Riders did not end with Roosevelt but rather were continued throughout history by his daughter Alice, who, like her father, called upon America's greatest to band together in its most desperate time of need. If you choose to accept, take a look inside this file and see those who have had the honor to be called a ROUGH RIDER. If you decline, these confidential files will self-destruct.


Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of SUPERNATURAL & writer of SUICIDE SQUAD) with cover by Pat Olliffe (UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN).

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#1 Posted by Joey Ravn (439 posts) - - Show Bio

American League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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#2 Posted by Wilbertus (535 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember hearing about this when it was announced and being interested. It looks a lot more League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-inspired than I though though. While I loved the first two volumes of the League, the thought of an American copy does put me off a little bit.

Has anyone actually read it? How much is it really like the League? Is it any good?

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#3 Posted by apg103 (210 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks pretty cool

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#4 Posted by derf_jenkins (757 posts) - - Show Bio

@wilbertus: I love Rough Riders so far. Probably is inspired by league.

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#5 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

Not reading anything that puts Edison in a positive light.