• The Harmful Pseudoarchaeology of Mythological Atlantis

    The Harmful Pseudoarchaeology of Mythological Atlantis1

    Having made its recent debut, Lost City Explorers is a brand new comic series by Aftershock Comics. In this series, siblings Helen and Homer Coates find themselves reeling from the sudden death of their archaeologist father, Dr. Tom Coates, who they believe has died in an underground work accident. That is until they find out

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  • Knights Temporal #1 Takes Readers Familiar Places in Unusual Ways

    Knights Temporal #1 Takes Readers Familiar Places in Unusual Ways0

    Knights Temporal #1 Cullen Bunn (Writer), Fran Galan (Artist, Cover Artist), Dave Sharpe (Letterer) July 31, 2019 In the first issue of Knights Temporal, a new series from Aftershock Comics, things are not as they seem for Auguste de Riviére, a knight freshly returned from the Crusades who finds himself following a quest for redemption into the

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  • Dead Kings is Tonally Confusing but Somehow Has a Great Ending

    Dead Kings is Tonally Confusing but Somehow Has a Great Ending0

    Dead Kings Vol. 1 Lauren Affe (Colours), Thomas Mauer (Letters), Steve Orlando (Writer), Matthew Dow Smith (Artist) Aftershock Comics July 30, 2019 Thrice-Nine, an apocalyptic wasteland, is all that is left of the once-glorious Rus. The denizens of the city, called Niners, are despised by all. But that doesn’t stop Sasha Vasnetsov from marching into

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  • AfterShock Pubwatch: June

    AfterShock Pubwatch: June0

    This month, I’m taking a look at AfterShock Comics, which describes itself as “a creatively driven comic book publisher led by a team of highly accomplished, life-long comics professionals and entertainment specialists.” When I chatted with managing editor Christina Harrington, she explained that the company wanted “to tell stories that’ll make your skin crawl, that’ll

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  • Dead Kings #5 Finally Rests

    Dead Kings #5 Finally Rests0

    Dead Kings #5 Lauren Affe, Thomas Mauer, Steve Orlando, Matthew Dow Smith Aftershock Comics May 29, 2019 For its full five-issue run, Aftershock Comics’ Dead Kings has told a story that’s equally about war and about redemption, and the book’s final issue completes that story with a practically pitch-perfect ending. Set in the fictional Thrice-Nine, the

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  • Orphan Age #1: A Parent’s Best and Worst Nightmare

    Orphan Age #1: A Parent’s Best and Worst Nightmare0

    Orphan Age #1 Ted Anderson (writer), Marshall Dillon (letterer), Juan Doe (variant cover artist), Nuno Plati (illustrator) AfterShock Comics April 2019 As the parent of an 11 and 13-year old, their independence means magic to me. It means I am free to go out on my own, without dragging them along or worrying about daycare.

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