Sollicitations aftershock - septembre 2016

Written by Paul Jenkins, art by Leila Leiz, covers by Brian Stelfreeze, Tony Harris.
From a diverse team of creators composed of differing genders, gender identities, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations comes a groundbreaking new series featuring the world’s first transgender superhero! As the world struggles to accept the emergence of a new kind of mutant species known as alterations, or “Alters,” a young woman begins her transition from male to female only to find herself also transitioning into a powerful Alter. Faced with persecution by the multi-powered fascist known only as Matter Man, she will face the world as Chalice–a hero for a new age. But as Chalice navigates the path to becoming her true self, she must juggle the complications of her civilian life and the responsibilities of her newfound power. This groundbreaking series–years in the making–begins the saga of a young woman who can only really be herself…whenever she is not herself.
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Rafael De Latorre, cover by Rafael De Latorre and Marcelo Maiolo.
One year after the “Wake,” all Animals have gained the powers of thought and speech–and the ability power to take revenge. New York City erupts as a battleground between what remains of the U.S. Government and the rise of the ferocious new “Animilitary,” who seek to carve out a peaceful homeland of their own. Caught in the middle is a Bloodhound and his 10-year-old adopted human daughter, desperate to escape the conflict, and find a haven at last…
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Joe Pruett, art by Szymon Kudranksi, cover by Francesco Francavilla.
Who is the Gus McClellan? Friend or foe…or something else all together? What do Meredith’s dreams reveal about not only her past, but the origins of the Black-Eyed Children?
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Frank Barbiere, art by Garry Brown, cover by Garry Brown.
Reeling from the events of last issue, Martin finds himself stranded in the past with no direction. When a dangerous new foe makes his presence known, Martin will be forced to protect the very targets he swore to destroy! Can Martin stop this new opponent before reality unravels?
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Tim Seeley, art and cover by Gus Storms.
Reporter Kennedy Avis has become the story, and she’s on the run from a squad of med-tech cyborg killers who want an exclusive exclusive rights. Her only chance is to accept protection from a superhuman bodyguard, who also happens to be dead set on getting her final word… set to be assigned to kill her.
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Marguerite Bennett, art and cover Ariela Kristantina.
In this new story-arc, the lovers have barely survived their battle with the Hag, and must now flee to Paris to heal, recover, and restore their love. But beneath the City of Light is a world of darkness, a world pulsing with witchcraft, seduction, and utter, obscene monstrosity…
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer, art by Wilfredo Torres, cover by Wilfredo Torres.
Attacked from the future! At odds with his mentor! Abducted through time! In the chaos of his centuries-long birthday, Captain Kid unearths the dangerous secret of his origin!
32 pages, $3.99.

Written by Ray Fawkes, art by Marco Failla, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.
This is it! The secret history of the world! The end of an era! Bloodshed and backstabbing! And the ascension of a new God. Everything’s going to turn out for the best, right?
32 pages, $3.99. 32pgs, FC $3.99

Globalement, c’est plutôt un bon catalogue, Aftershock. Rien d’extrêmement génial, mais tout est agréable à lire, bien produit et plein d’idées. Une sorte de Vertigo chez les indés. S’ils tiennent le coup un an ou deux, ils pourront faire de l’ombre à pas mal de monde.