Today the world learned that hit-machine publisher AfterShock Comics would be teaming with super star writer Donny Cates for a new comic book title called ‘Baby Teeth‘ Per AfterShock’s Twitter feed, the book is “Buffy mixed with Rosemary’s Baby – Shaken, not stirred.”
Donny Cates’ star has risen drastically recently with the critically-acclaimed God Country. Though having written other hit titles like Buzzkill, it was God Country that really put him on peoples’ radar. It seems to be perfect timing then for Cates to join the ranks of incredibly talented folks in the AfterShock Comics stable. One of the draws for folks like Joe Pruett, Garth Ennis, Szymon Kudranski, Phil Hester, Tony Harris, Marguerite Bennett and Paul Jenkins is the creator-driven focus that the publisher has maintained since first launching in 2015. Baby Teeth will truly be Cates’ story to tell and, as seen in the official synopsis below, is comfortably and squarely right in Cates’ wheelhouse of fantasy/SciFi. More specifically, Cates writes about protagonists with major issues: Heroes that can’t pay their loans back, Alzheimer-stricken Gods, Barbecue restaurateurs that happen to be Vampires and now a teen mom whose baby happens to be the AntiChrist.
Here’s my take: It won’t matter whether you chose to consider Donny Cates and his body or exceptional work or you choose to consider AfterShock Comics and their growing line of popular, quality hit titles in your decision to try out this title. You’ll arrive at the same conclusion:
Dont Miss This One.
Look to Previews or your local comic book shop to get orders in before FOC (Final Order Cutoff). The first issue of Baby Teeth will hit shelves in June.
Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough. But with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the Antichrist and it’s going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though…should be fine.
This exciting new series from AfterShock is like Buffy the Vampire Slayer combined with Rosemary’s Baby.
BABY TEETH #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / June 2017
Writer: Donny Cates
ART: Garry Brown
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Colorist: Mark Englert
Cover Artist: Garry Brown