AfterShock Comics is a creatively driven comic book publisher led by a team of highly accomplished, life-long comics professionals and entertainment specialists. AfterShock is dedicated to working with the brightest stars in the creative community to reach out to new and established audiences and tell original, uniquely compelling stories – through comics, graphic novels and beyond.

AfterShock. Shattering Expectations.


A seasoned insider with over twenty years of experience in the comic book and entertainment business, Mike has edited some of the most critically acclaimed and highest-selling series of the last two decades and has spearheaded several of the industry’s most popular franchises including Batman, the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. With long tenures at both Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics, Mike brings an extensive history of dynamic storytelling and universe building to his executive role at AfterShock Comics.


A noted comic book editor, publisher and writer with over 25 years of experience, Joe has been nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards for his work on such projects as Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. In 2004, Joe founded Desperado Publishing, which had publishing partnerships with Image Comics and IDW.


As a film production and development executive, Lee has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. At Endeavor, Lee was the head Story Analyst and worked with producer Cathy Schulman, who produced the Academy Award winning films Crash and The Illusionist. Lee has also served as a development and production executive at Mandalay Pictures and has produced several television shows for HBO.


Steve oversees the implementation of direct market and book trade activities, as well as strategic management and promotion. Prior to joining AfterShock, Steve he led Bonfire Agency, a marketing and communications agency he founded that remains devoted to helping consumer brands establish and deepen connections to 
consumers of comic culture. At DC Comics, he served as SVP of Sales & Marketing and was responsible for the strategic planning, program development and sales of all integrated advertising, custom publishing, promotion 
and sponsorship initiatives across all imprints, both print and digital. Steve’s career spans more than 30 years in creative leadership on 
behalf of numerous entertainment, publishing, toy and consumer packaged goods brands.

Chief Executive Officer

An entertainment entrepreneur with extensive international production and distribution experience, Jon also serves as CEO of Rive Gauche, a reality TV business, which he purchased in 2003. Prior to that acquisition, Jon was president of Promark Entertainment Corporation, where he was responsible for all the company’s activities, including production and distribution. Under Jon’s leadership, Promark produced 40 feature films, including films for HBO. Before moving to Promark, Jon held senior positions at New Century Vista Films, CBS Theatrical Films, Times Mirror Cable TV and United Artist Theatres.


Christina graduated with her MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and almost immediately joined the comic book industry as an assistant editor in the X-Men office at Marvel. She’s now the managing editor with AfterShock Comics, and she spends her free time walking her dog, Rocket, and – what else – reading comic books.


A successful comic shop owner himself, Marc provides a unique perspective – “the view from inside” – in carrying out the strategic marketing mission of AfterShock Comics. A lifelong comic enthusiast with over two decades of strong retail experience in the comics and pop culture industry, he works closely with senior management in the creation of retailer communications, the planning and activation of in-store promotional programs, the development of direct market sales initiatives, and the coordination of convention activities. Prior to joining AfterShock, Marc worked for Archie Comics as head of retailer outreach in the U.S.


RuthAnn manages company initiatives designed to increase support and engagement among AfterShock’s primary channel of comic book and graphic novel distribution – the owners, managers and staffs of local comic shops, primarily across North America. Chief among her responsibilities is supervision of the “AfterShock Army” retailer outreach initiative. Formerly President of Sponsorships and Events at GeekChic Promotions and New York Comic Con Event Manager for Loot Crate, RuthAnn brings to AfterShock years of deep, hands-on experience managing everything from promotional activities and sponsorships to event planning and talent relations for some of the most established companies in the comic industry.

Publishing Operations Manager

An Eisner Award-accepting comic book creator, Stephan has been working in comics and television for fifteen years and has written and edited for DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, Universal and others. Stephan also serves as Production Manager for a video and animation production house in Tampa, Florida, working for clients such as Miller Lite, Adidas, and Strider Bikes’ Team Japan.