Shoplifters Will be Liquidated #2 hits next month, continuing comics new extreme consumer society with a story of violently-oppressive retailers that have given rise to underground societies that live on their material cast-offs.

It’s a lot, and, given the widening wealth disparity and ongoing proliferation of retail options in this country, it’s timely as all get out. Well, now The Beat has an exclusive preview of Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #2, in which you can get a head start at unraveling what happened after the debut issue’s major last page revelation. The book, which is published by AfterShock Comics, is due out Nov. 6 from the creative team of writer Patrick Kindlon, artist Stefano Simeone, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

It’s been a busy year for AfterShock, which continues to launch a wide-range of new comics in diverse genres. The publisher has also been increasingly active at shows. In fact, as I write this I’m getting ready to head to Baltimore, where AfterShock will have a strong presence.

Anyway, you can check out The Beat’s exclusive preview below after the jump:

Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 11.06.19
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Stefano Simeone
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Stefano Simeone

Future cowboys, peaceful warlords, and pudgy children are all hurdles on Nussbaum’s path to a corporate-led monoculture! But he’s no quitter. It’s time to purge this bucolic underground society, and he’s got the training to get the job done!

From Patrick Kindlon (PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE!) and Stefano Simeone (CLANKILLERS) comes SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED—a satirical take on the consumer society.

Shoplifters Will be Liquidated

Shoplifters Will be Liquidated