AfterShock Comics has announced Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated, a new series debuting in October from writer Patrick Kindlon, artist Stefano Simeone, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The comic follows Security Officer Nussbaum, who defends his employer, the largest retailer in the world and its interest at any costs. Those include life, human rights, and rational thought. He’s forced to question these beliefs when he discovers a society living under the retail outlet. This culture challenges his ideas about consumerism and sense of self, but he might not be ready for this message.
Writer Patrick Kindlon says:
In this hyper-capitalist future, a job in loss prevention is the closest a man can get to judge, jury, and executioner. Nussbaum takes his position seriously, and when he finds an underground society living outside corporate oversight his only instinct is DESTROY! This book feels timely without being forced commentary. A recipe for great sci-fi.
Kindlon sites the satires from Judge Dredd and Marshal Law as inspirations for Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated, playing with some of those ideas in the present day.
Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1 will feature a main cover by Simeone and a variant by Antonio Fuso. It’s set for release on October 9th, 2019.