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AfterShock Comics Unveils New York Comic Con Plans

The independent publisher will debut exclusive variant editions, host creator signings and bring its executive team to next week's East Coast convention.
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The independent publisher will debut exclusive variant editions, host creator signings and bring its executive team to next week's East Coast convention.

When it comes to New York Comic Con, independent publisher AfterShock Comics has somewhat of a home advantage, in that the Javits Center location is literally two blocks from the company's New York home base. Fittingly, this means that the Animosity and Babyteeth publisher is going to be at the annual pop culture show in full force next week.

Those attending on behalf of the publisher include editor-in-chief Mike Marts, publisher-chief content officer Joe Pruett, managing editor Christina Harrington, president Lee Kramer and senior retailer relations manager RuthAnn Thompson. Additionally, creators scheduled to sign at the AfterShock Comics booth (#2242) include Adam Glass (Rough Riders, Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter), Frank Tieri (Pestilence), Stephanie Phillips (Descendent), Juan Doe (American Monster, Bad Reception) and Steve Orlando (Dead Kings).

Visitors to the booth will also be able to buy a number of exclusive releases, including variant editions for Dark Ark: After the Flood — with covers by Nat Jones and Mike Rooth — as well as all-new Horde and A Walk Through Hell, Volume 2 covers from Leila Leiz and Andy Clarke. The publisher will also be offering a rare AfterShock Mystery Box, filled with signed and graded comics, complete series runs and more (valued around $200) for $75.

AfterShock is also hosting One-on-One With Cullen Bunn panel on Oct. 5 in Room 1C03, in which publisher Joe Pruett talks to the creator about his career, touching not only on AfterShock projects like Dark Ark, Witch Hammer and Brothers Dracul, but also his work for publishers like Marvel, One and more. The panel is set to run from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

“We’ve had a big year with some major announcements and we’ll be riding that momentum into NYCC with lots of action and opportunities in store for pop culture enthusiasts over the four days,” Marts said Thursday in a statement. “The whole team will be on hand and can’t wait to connect with friends and fans.”  

New York Comic Con is set to Oct. 3-6 at the Javits Center in New York City.

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