By Jarrod Jones. Tom Petty once said, “waiting is the hardest part”. (How do I know that? Because I talk to old dudes, all right? Try it sometime.)

And the wait for an announcement from Maraudin’ Mike Marts & Joltin’ Joe Pruett’s lawless AfterShock Comics has been one hell of a white-knuckler; we knew that new and exciting books were coming from the likes of Paul Jenkins, Andy Clarke, Marguerite Bennett, Amanda Conner, and Jimmy Palmiotti… we just didn’t know. Like, KNOW know. So we continued to wait, putting in ceaseless hours of glancing at an empty inbox while staring into the oroborus that is the Playstation 4.

Well *big exhale* that wait is finally over. (Which is handy, because Rocket League is totally ruining my relationship.)

AfterShock Comics has officially released details on four of its impending titles, and whoo — are they stimulating.

Art from Paul Jenkins & Andy Clarke's REPLICA. (Art by Andy Clarke.)

Art from Paul Jenkins & Andy Clarke’s REPLICA. (Art by Andy Clarke.)

  • Replica Written by Paul Jenkins (Batman: The Dark Knight, Wolverine: Origin); Art by Andy Clarke (Batman, Judge Dredd) December 1
  • InSeXts Written by Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, A-Force); Art by Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State) 
December 9
  • SuperZero Written by Amanda Conner (Harley QuinnStarfire) and Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Daredevil); Art by Rafael de Latorre; 
December 16
  • Dreaming Eagles Written by Garth Ennis (Preacher); Art by Simon Coleby (2000 AD, 
The Authority) December 30

With this first slate of AfterShock comics, we’re not only showcasing our quality of content, but also our commitment to deliver creator-owned comics that appeal to a diverse base of readers and fans,” said Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, while I drooled from my laptop. “From writers like Garth Ennis to Brian Azzarello and Adam Glass, we’re producing exciting, creative content with the best story tellers in the business – and this is just the beginning.”

Which translates to “good thing you bought Metal Gear Solid V, Jonesy. ‘Cause we got stuff coming from John Layman, Sam Kieth, Ray Fawkes, Brian Azzarello, and a ton other folks you are absolutely in love with; all you gotta do is wait.

*sigh* Cue the Petty, I guess.