Shock Anthology 1

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AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting it’s very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today’s top writers and artists. Presented in the European Album format (same as the recent Animosity: the Rise hardcover for LCSD), this handsome hardcover features the creative talents of Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, Michael Gaydos, Andy Clarke, Andrew Robinson, Mike Carey, Jim Starlin, Phil Hester, Paul Jenkins, Dalibor Talajic, Bill Willingham, Travis Moore, Brian Azzarello, Francesco Francavilla, Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim, Marguerite Bennett, Frank Tieri, Brian Stelfreeze, Szymon Kudranski and more! Cover art by John Cassaday! 

From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series. 


My Review:


This is a collection of 15 different Anthologies. Each between 4-15 pages short and they could not be more different from one another.

There isn’t really one theme or mood, but a great mix of sci-fi, historical, relationship and outlandish shorts. Each with a different flavor. You’ll find anything from gore to sinister and love to hate and everything in between. I think that is what makes this novel so interesting. The collaboration of writers and artists doesn’t leave any wishes out. The graphics and content range from subtle to intense and so much is said in them with so little words. It makes you stop and think, analyze or just ‘feel’ for the characters.

My favorites were:
The Mountain Pass,
Dumb Bitch, 
The Last Dance With You,
Escape From The Lost World, 
Iste Bu Istanbul!

Worth checking out!

I received a digital copy of ‘Shock Anthologies’ from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Thank you!