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Upshot Solicitations For April 2020

Year Zero #1
On-Sale: April 1, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Cover: Kaare Andrews
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Diamond Code: FEB201578
Variant Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.: FEB201579

Audience: Mature

Synopsis: Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.

Archangel 8 #2
On-Sale: April 8, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: C.P. Smith
Colorist: Snakebite Cortez
Cover: Jeff Dekal
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Diamond Code: FEB201582

Audience: Mature

Synopsis:
In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God’s legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God’s sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just how bad good can be.

The Resistance #2
On-Sale: April 15, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Colorist: Frank Martin
Cover: Razzah
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Diamond Code: FEB201580

Audience: Teen

Synopsis:
J. Michael Straczynski – creator of Babylon5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One – returns to comics, teaming with Mike Deodato Jr. – the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains for the 21st Century. As governments around the world put pressure on newly-superpowered individuals, a few of the so-called “reborns” band together to demonstrate they won’t take oppression lying down. Welcome to the Resistance. Hope you survive the experience.

Red Border #2
On-Sale: April 22, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Writer: Jason Starr
Artist: Will Conrad
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Diamond Code: FEB201581

Audience: Mature

Synopsis:
When a young, middle-class Mexican couple targeted for death by the Juarez Cartel flee across the border into Texas, they wander into a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet, and the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

Hotell #2
On-Sale: April 29, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Writer: John Lees
Artist: Dalibor Talajić
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Cover: Kaare Andrews
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Diamond Code: FEB201583

Audience: Mature

Synopsis:
You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel – where many check in but few check out.

Upshot Now #1
On-Sale: April 1, 2020
Cover Price: $5.00

Diamond Code: FEB201584

Audience: Mature

Synopsis:
Miss out on Upshot’s debut titles? This massive, specially priced volume re-presents all four first issues in black and white, along with sneak peeks at the second issues, and a bonus preview of Frank Cho’s sexy sci-fi adventure Fight Girls. Witness the birth of a new shared universe in J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato Jr.’s superhero epic, The Resistance; meet the next great antihero in Michael Moreci & C.P. Smith’s supernatural espionage thriller Archangel 8; see border paranoia taken to – and past – the limit in Jason Starr & Will Conrad’s noir horror thriller, Red Border; beware the myriad horrors that lurk within the walls of John Lees & Dalibor Talajic’s Hotell.