New Comics Launching By Mark Waid, Wilfredo Torres And Tim Seeley From AfterShock In July 2016

July sees the launch of two new creator owned series from AfterShock Comics by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer, Wilfredo Torres, Tim Seeley and Gus Storms… welcome to Captain Kid and Lifespanners. Oh and look, the second print of Insexts #1 gets a solicitation – that's how they used to do things in the old days… welcy to the AfterShock July 2016 solicitations.


(W) Mark Waid, Tom Peyer (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres
Chris Vargas is a middle-aged man with a hacking cough, an obsolete job, and a bombastic secret: whenever he likes, he can transform into the teenage superhero Captain Kid! In this, his first recorded adventure, he encounters Helea, a mystery woman who knows more about him than he does, and Halliday, a mad businessman with a catastrophic weapon!
32pgs, FC $3.99

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(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Gus Storms
In the near future, a super-powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem off the face of the earth. Now, in the politically charged world of the "Lady Last Word Incident", a click-bait headline writing "journalist" holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could allow people to buy superpowers at the cost of shortening their lifespan. A sci-fi superhuman epic from the writer of Revival, Grayson, and Hack/Slash, and the artist of EGOs and The Legion of Super-Heroes!
32pgs, FC $3.99

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Rafael De Latorre
(CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
Collecting the first six issues of the hit series SUPERZERO, from Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Rafael De Latorre. Meet Dru Dragowski, a nineteen-year-old comic book fan who yearns to escape the normalcy of teenage life. Dreaming to become a real-life superhero for as long as she can remember, Dru recreates the origins of her favorite superheroes in the hope that she too, can become a hero herself.
SC, 7×10, 136pgs, FC $9.99

(W) Paul Jenkins (A) Andy Clarke (CA) Andy Clarke, Marcelo Maiolo
Collecting the first five issue of the hit series REPLICA, from Paul Jenkins and Andy Clarke. Meet Trevor Churchill, an Earth-born peacekeeping agent on the intergalactic hub known as The Transfer. When Trevor's already near impossible assignment becomes a bit too much for the errant detective, he turns to the only logical approach, Replication. More of a good thing can't hurt, right? A single clone could be helpful; unfortunately the replication process doesn't go as planned!
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $9.99

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(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Pat Olliffe
Annie Oakley has been SHOT, Jack Johnson and Houdini taken HOSTAGE by none other than the mysterious Russian named Rasputin. Teddy Roosevelt is left with only Thomas Edison by his side, whom he can neither trust nor depend on. Secrets are revealed, alliances created and bonds are broken, as Roosevelt must decide if rescuing his friends is worth losing the WAR over.
32pgs, FC $3.99

(W) Frank Barbiere (A/CA) Garry Brown
After escaping through a rip in the fabric of time, Martin finds himself stranded in the past with limited supplies and no direction. Martin will need to adjust to his new surroundings and find answers…before his enemies find him! Will he be able to survive long enough to learn the terrible truth behind his mission through time?
32pgs, FC $3.99

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(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Marco Failla (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
It's time to unmask the power that's been toying with the JACKPOT! crew–and to show them what a huge mistake they've made. It's time for things to get messy. Real messy. But somebody's been planning for this all along, and when they pull this one out of their hat, it's REALLY going to kill…
32pgs, FC $3.99

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Juan Doe
An American veteran…burned, disfigured and pissed the hell off. Theo Montclaire has many axes to grind. Thankfully he's discovered plenty of victims both deserving and undeserving to unleash his fury. The many stories of AMERICAN MONSTER are only just beginning…
32pgs, FC $3.99

(W) David Hine (A/CA) Alberto Ponticelli
Just as the curtain is about to fall on the monstrous crimes of The Wednesday Club, the tables are turned again and Ray Pilgrim is forced to choose between two great evils.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
In the finale of our first arc, Lady, Mariah and their allies race through the lair of the venomous Hag who holds her victims in a deadly thrall! Hearts rip, heads roll, and the lovers pay the final price for their freedom…
32pgs, FC $3.99

(W) Joe Pruett (A) Szymon Kudranksi (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Jim, Lara, and a newly awakened and freed Riley find themselves in a desperate dash to evade the legion of Black-Eyed Children pursuing them. To survive the night, they must trust a man whose past is as dark as the eyes of the creatures that hunt them. Meanwhile, Meredith discovers a frightening truth about her BEK captors.
32pgs, FC $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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