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First Look: Animosity Tales coming May 4th from AfterShock Comics

ANIMOSITY TALES from creator Marguerite Bennett debuts on Saturday, May 4th.

A tale from the world of ANIMOSITY…On the day known as the Wake, the Animals rose up–they began thinking, talking, and taking revenge. This Free Comic Book Day, we bring you the intertwined tales of three lives and a date with destiny amid a black comedy apocalypse…


Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elton Thomasi
Cover Artist: Rafael De LaTorre
32 pages / FREE / Full Color / 
On sale May 4th 2019  

Read the full press release below.

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(December 20, 2018) Los Angeles, CA – AfterShock Comics, the industry’s fastest growing independent publishing company,announces the release of an all-new, fully illustrated tale from the critically-acclaimed world of ANIMOSITY, written by title creator Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshell, Batwoman) and illustrated by Elton Thomasi (Hassas, Socket) with cover by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

Debuting on Free Comic Book Day in May 2019, ANIMOSITY TALES

is an extension of the dystopian world of ANIMOSITY, which is currently being adapted for the big screen by Legendary Entertainment, and brings readers intertwined tales of three lives and a date with destiny amid a black comedy apocalypse where animals take revenge.

“ANIMOSITY TALES is our gift to the fans who have made ANIMOSITY one of the most popular and sought after titles on the indie scene and AfterShock one of the most talked about new publishers in comics,” said Mike Marts, AfterShock’s Editor-in-Chief. “Fans of the series and new readers are in for a treat with this free, single issue special edition from an incredible creator and storyteller.”

“I hope readers new and old will get a kick out of the more light-hearted tale of the world of ANIMOSITY and the events of the Wake, the day the Animals all ‘woke up’ and gained the powers of thought and speech previously reserved only for humans,” said Marguerite Bennett. “Our FCBD story is fun, funny (fin? finny?) adventures of a certain Siamese fighting fish and his college student mistress – while the birds, bees, and other Animals run amok in the aftermath, our betta fish is determined not to let a glass bowl or tank walls keep him from living life to the fullest.”

AfterShock will design and implement an advertising and marketing campaign in support of ANIMOSITY TALES that will also work hard toward achieving Free Comic Book Day’s primary goal since its inception – bringing readers into comic shops and helping to transform them into comics readers.

Additional material will include revised and updated pages from the WORLD OF ANIMOSITY, plus a preview of an all-new AfterShock title debuting in the spring.

About AfterShock Comics

AfterShock Comics is a creatively driven comic book publisher led by a team of highly accomplished, life-long comics professionals and entertainment specialists. AfterShock is dedicated to working with the brightest stars in the creative community to reach out to new and established audiences and tell original, uniquely compelling stories – through comics, graphic novels and beyond.

AfterShock’s executive team includes Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts; CCO/Publisher Joe Pruett; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive; and CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience.



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