March PREVIEWS Pre-Order Picks: PESTILIENCE and THE NORMALS
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics continue to impress with their diverse mix of genres and themes. We were sold on trying out these two titles based on the series descriptions alone. But check out the creative teams. These are comic veterans with some impressive credentials working on these two books. We’ll let the Aftershock website summaries tell you the rest . . . . .
PESTILENCE #1 (Aftershock Comics, May 3 release date) Writer: Frank Tieri. Artist: Oleg Okunev. Story: Eric Bromberg & Brandon Auman. Colorist: Rob Schwager. Cover: Time Bradstreet. 32 pages. Full Color. $3.99. Rated 17+.
“It’s the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence — the ‘Black Death’ — is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people.
But what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the first non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man?
Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow ‘black ops’ agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must see out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before making ceases to exist.
Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator Oleg okuneve, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer).”
THE NORMALS #1 (Aftershock Comics, May 24 release) Writer: Adam Glass. Artist: Dennis Calero. Colorist: Adriano Augusto. Cover: Dennis Calero. 32 pages. Full color. $3.99 Rated 12+.
“Think about your ‘life’ for a moment . . . the people you’ve known, the one’s you’ve loved, and all the stuff in between. Now imagine you learned that everything you believed, everything you lived, everything you felt actually never happened . . . it was all not real.
But it is real to you and you now must fight to save it and everyone you love But to o that, you first have to save the world.
Welcome to THE NORMALS, an exciting new rush-of-blood-to-the-head series. Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).”