Since launching in 2015, AfterShock Comics has published a wide variety of titles, from sci-fi to horror to romance. Yesterday AfterShock announced that next month will see the release of their 100th unique series, Campisi: The Dragon Incident. Initially announced back in April, the series will be written by James Patrick, illustrated by Marco Locati, and lettered by Rachel Deering. The first issue will sport a main cover by Fran Galán (seen below) and a variant by Locati.
To celebrate the publishing milestone, AfterShock has created a ‘100 Titles’ one-shot celebrating the breadth of their lineup of titles, from Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre‘s Animosity to Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti‘s Bunny Mask to David Pepose and Luca Casalanguida‘s Scout’s Honor, and many more.
Along with the 100th title announcement, AfterShock Media also announced that they have added two new hires, David Sigurani and Max Zupanovic, to their team. Sigurani will serve as Executive Vice President of film and sales, while Zupanovic will be the company’s Director of Development for domestic film and television.
Sigurani joins AfterShock Media after serving as an executive producer on TV series including Bonding, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, and Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared. He has also held roles as Blackpills and Turner’s Super Deluxe studio. Zupanovic has worked in development for media companies including ICM Partners, Paramount Pictures, and Eone/Hasbro.
In a statement accompanying the hiring announcement, AfterShock Media President Lee Kramer and CEO Jon Kramer both praised the additions of Sigurani and Zupanovic to their team:
“Even during these trying times, it’s thrilling that we have been able to continue growing so rapidly with the wonderful additions of David and Max,” said AfterShock Media President Lee Kramer. “It is very gratifying to participate from the inception in the rapid growth on all fronts of AfterShock Media, added CEO Jon Kramer. “From comic creation and publishing to film and TV, I couldn’t be more proud of the success we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to the many bright years to come.”
Meanwhile, AfterShock Comics Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, senior VP of Sales and Marketing Steve Rotterdam, and Publisher Joe Pruett all expressed their pride at the achievement of hitting 100 unique titles.
“As we near the debut of our 100th title, we’ve exceeded even our own expectations,” said Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts. “From collaborations with the industry’s most sought-after creatives to our boundary-breaking titles that have positioned AfterShock as a publishing company unafraid to take risks, we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in a very short time. With much more on the horizon, the best is yet to come as we continue to bring the most ‘dangerous’ stories to life.”
“Unlike comics featuring characters that have had decades to build multigenerational fanbases, AfterShock comics don’t sell themselves,” said SVP of Sales and Marketing Steve Rotterdam. “Aside from continuing to release cutting-edge content that comic book fans love, our growth and success is directly linked to our grass roots efforts, shop-by-shop investment, ambassador program, and ancillary projects such as our Save Our Shops (S.O.S.) Pandemic Benefit Book.” AfterShock Publisher Joe Pruett added, “Our first 100 titles would not be possible without these efforts and our invaluable retail shop partners across the country, who have supported us since day one.”
Look for Campisi: The Dragon Incident #1 to arrive in stores on Wednesday, August 11th.