(September 8, 2015) Los Angeles, CA – 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:
“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).
Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, AfterShock’s executive team includes: Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; Co-CEO Michael Richter, an accomplished media and technology executive, most recently at Facebook, as well as an award-winning filmmaker; Co-CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; and Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi, an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor.