Who doesn’t like a good, cutting edge, shocking, comic book anthology in their hands during an early Spring season?
Did I say good? I meant great.
Shocking: there’s a long history of me (and a lot of you) loving the comic compilation. From Wednesday Comics to Solo to Strange Tales – not to mention all of the other horror, sci-fi, and fantasy tales that have been published in handsome, hardcover tomes by a plethora of great publishing companies. Where else can you get such a variety of story by such a diversity of writers and artists, than in an anthology?
Today sees the release of AfterShock Comics’ best foot forward in the mouth-watering world of the compilation.
And like tamazing publishing predecessors before them, it doesn’t get any better than this particular front foot.
Behold! The shockingly great Aftershock SHOCK Anthology!
One important element of a great comic book anthology is to fill it with a variety of stories created by some of the industry’s best talents.
The 160-page Aftershock SHOCK Anthology hardcover, the first that the company has ever published, has got them. And it’s a veritable who’s who of writer and artist names including: Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods), Michael Zulli (The Puma Blues, The Last Temptation), Charles Vess (Stardust, The Books of Magic), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar, Infintiy Gauntlet), Mike Carey (The Unwritten, Lucifer), Bill Willingham (Fables, The Greatest Adventure), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Moonshine), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Afterlife With Archie), John Cassaday (Planetary, Star Wars) and many, many more.
These are all Hall of Fame names. Hall of Fame talents. And the Aftershock SHOCK Anthology is chock full of their short tales of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy.
Really, there’s a story for every comic book itch you might have – and plenty that will scratch the itch you didn’t even know you had! With titles like “The Mountain Pass”, “Dumb Bitch” and “Live or Die”, every storytelling genre is represented. They’re mature reads, to be sure, but they’re ones you’re going to want to experience.
Printed in the “European Album format” – which is a size that is a bit bigger than your usual comic book format, allowing art and visual storytelling to really breathe, the Aftershock SHOCK Anthology is your must-read for the spring season. Or any season, really.
Make the run to your better comic book shop or bookstore and pick it up! How shocking!