Aftershock Comics certainly punch above their weight when it comes to announcing comics projects from big name folk. A combination of good people, great professionalism and a venture capita backed page rate? Whatever, it seems to work…
So, alongside the news that Aftershock Comics are now available on ComiXology and Kindle is that digital comics pioneer Mark Waid is creating a new comic for the publisher with Tom Peyer, Captain Kid.
CAPTAIN KID tells the story of a middle-aged comics fan who transofmrs into a teen super-hero. If it happened to you, would you ever change back?
Freaky Flying Friday?
Also coming in April are three new titles from the publisher, and all launching for $1.99.
ROUGH RIDERS #1
(W) Adam Glass (A) Pat Oliffe (CA) 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.
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Marco Failla (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
Meet the World's Greatest Con Artists on the eve of the greatest scam in human history –ripping off the Gods themselves! The high-stakes, high-octane story of JACKPOT! begins here! Ray Fawkes, acclaimed creator of INTERSECT (writer of Gotham by Midnight and Batman: Eternal) teams up with Marco Failla (Spider-Man & the X-Men) to bring a new mind-bending, genre-busting monthly series from AfterShock!
In Shops: 4/13/2016
BLACK-EYED KIDS #1 (MR)
(W) Joe Pruett (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Francesco Francavilla
It's dark. 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. And then you notice their eyes… black… SOLID 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, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice) for this terrifying new horror series.
In Shops: 4/20/2016
And here are the rest of their books out in April…
REPLICA #5 (MR)
(W) Paul Jenkins (A/CA) Andy Clarke
In which we meet Number 5 – a legal genius who was undercooked during the cloning process and came out half-baked. In which Trevor and the gang at the Precinct run afoul of the dreaded Scarlet Empire. In which our trusty heroes go for a "round of golf" and decide instead to undertake a naked assault on an alien Embassy. Because, you know… Tuesday.
In Shops: 4/6/2016
INSEXTS #5 (MR)
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
Ambushed by an ancient and mysterious order, the lovers battle monsters in the shadows of London. With their true enemy revealed at last, Lady and Mariah race to rescue the stolen women from the clutches of the Hag!
In Shops: 4/13/2016
SECOND SIGHT #3 (MR)
(W) David Hine (A/CA) Alberto Ponticelli
Ray Pilgrim's visions are becoming more disturbing and the bodies are piling up. His investigative daughter Toni is convinced if they are going to stop the slaughter her father must tell her the truth about the past and his relationship with the twisted killer known as The Reaper.
In Shops: 4/20/2016
SUPERZERO #5 #5
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Rafael de Latorre (CA) Amanda Conner
Dru takes the ultimate ride and winds up interacting with her new best friends in the space station orbiting Earth…but all is not as it seems when Dru's dreams become a reality in the worst way.
In Shops: 4/27/2016