2018 Best of the Year Nominees – AfterShock Comics

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Next week, Monkeys Fighting Robots will be announcing our awards for Best Cover and Best Single Issue of 2018; here are your nominees from AfterShock Comics.

Nominations were collected from AfterShock Comics as well as the MFR team. AfterShock has been making a name for themselves in the indie publishing game after only opening shop in 2015, offering more and more high quality content from top tier creators. Hot Lunch Special, which is up for both our Best Cover AND Best Single Issue awards, has been a favorite among comic creators this year.

We’d like to offer a special thank you to AfterShock for participating; each of these choices are award-worthy. Readers: please be sure to pick up these comics if you haven’t already!

Best Cover Nominees

Babyteeth #12 (by Garry Brown with Mark Englert)

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Hot Lunch Special #1 (by Jorge Fornés)

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A Walk Through Hell #5 (by Andy Clarke with José Villarrubia)

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Best Single Issue Nominees

A Walk Through Hell #1

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By Garth Ennis, Goran Sudžuka, Ive Svorcina, & Rob Steen

Dead Kings #1

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By Steve Orlando, Matthew Dow Smith, Lauren Affe, & Thomas Mauer

Hot Lunch Special #1

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By Eliot Rahal, Jorge Fornés, & Taylor Esposito


What are your picks for Best Cover and Best Single Issue of 2018? Let us know in the comments, and check back next week to see our selections!


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