AfterShock Comics which launched in April announced its writing team, according to a report by Deadline.
Garth Ennis is the most recent addition, alongside Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Paul Jenkins, Justin Jordan, Phil Hester, Frank Barbiere, and Marguerite Bennett.
“AfterShock looks to be making all the right moves. I’m delighted by the arrival of a new home for independent, creator-owned comics,” said Ennis.
Ennis will be a high profile name in 2016 with the release of AMC’s new show produced by Seth Rogen, Preacher, based on the Ennis series from Vertigo.
Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor-‐in-‐Chief Mike Marts, a former Marvel executive editor, Aftershock’s executive team includes: Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett, an Eisner Award-‐winning publisher and editor; Co-‐CEO Michael Richter, an accomplished media and technology executive, most recently at Facebook, as well as an award-‐winning filmmaker; Co-‐CEO Jon Kramer, an entertainment entrepreneur with extensive worldwide production and distribution experience; President Lee Kramer, a film/TV production and development executive who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; and Senior VP of Investor Relations Jawad Qureshi, an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor.
In addition to unveiling its initial writers slate, AfterShock also announces an anthology of short stories. Those writers include: Jim Starlin, Amy Chu, Brian Stelfreeze and industry icon Neil Gaiman.
Source: Fifteen Minutes Public Relations