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AfterShock’s Joe Pruett and Mike Marts Deliver A Seismic Shift for Creator-Owned Comics [Interview]

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At the end of last year, publisher Joe Pruett and editor Mike Marts launched AfterShock Comics, a new publisher for a new line of creator-owned comics. The first titles to carry the AfterShock banner came from creative talent including Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner; Marguerite Bennett and Ariel Kristantina; and Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby. The publisher made an immediate impression on the comics marketplace, and it's fascinating to watch them grow.

AfterShock has big plans for 2016. It's finding a home at a growing number of retailers, and made its catalogue available digitally on ComiXology, and a slate of new titles are on the horizon. The question is whether a new publisher can carve out an audience. ComicsAlliance spoke to Pruett and Marts to find out how AfterShock came together, and how it plans to move forward. They also revealed three of the new series they will be launching later this year.

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‘Suicide Squad’ #1 Dies By Its Own Hand [Review]

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I'll be honest with you: I'm probably about as far from the target audience DC's going for with the new Suicide Squad #1 that came out this week. Not only am I the opposite of a new reader, I'm specifically a guy who has a lot of attachment to The Way Things Used To Be...

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GET TO THE FLASHPOINT, Week 12 – Wonder Woman, The Outsider, Abin Sur, Legion of Doom

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Flashpoint is DC Comics' summer event of 2011 that promises to change the DC Universe unrecognizably until the event's climactic finale, when the DC Universe will instead be left changed somewhat recognizably...

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GET TO THE FLASHPOINT, Week 8: Wonder Woman, Deadman, Outsider, Legion of Doom

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Flashpoint is DC Comics' summer event of 2011 that promises to change the DC Universe unrecognizably until the event's climactic finale, when the DC Universe will instead be left changed somewhat recognizably...

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GET TO THE FLASHPOINT: Week 3, Wonder Woman, Deadman, Grodd, Legion of Doom

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Flashpoint is DC Comics' summer event of 2011 that promises to change the DC Universe unrecognizably until the event's climactic finale, when the DC Universe will instead be left changed somewhat recognizably...

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Advance Preview: ‘Deadpool’ #1000 [Exclusive]

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DC Comics' flagship heroes may be coming up on 700 issues, but Marvel's most merry mercenary isn't about to let a little thing like reality stop him from retaining the highest mainstream comics count. This August, Deadpool celebrates his 1000th issue (sort of) and Marvel's sparing no expense to help the anti-hero ring in the occasion...

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