Aftershock Comics Merges With Distributors Rive Gauche To Become Aftershock Media

by Olly MacNamee

Big news on the comic book front to start off the week with the announcement that AfterShock Comics is to merge with distribution company Rive Gauche to henceforth me known throughout the land as Aftershock Media.

Needless to say the plan to get more AfterShock properties onto the big or small screen has just taken a huge step forward in that direction with the news of this merger. Rive Gauche has already been responsible for negotiating major film and TV deals having announced bringing The Kaju Score to the big screen, and Undone By Blood to the small screen. Furthermore, Rive Gauche CEO Jon Kramer, also the CEO of AfterShock Comics, will now assume the role of CEO at AfterShock Media overseeing both companies.

Jon Kramer

Here’s Kramer’s take on this huge announcement:

“Today is a milestone day for both Rive Gauche and AfterShock Comics, two companies Ive had the pleasure of building alongside amazing visionaries, colleagues and collaborators. The significance of this strategic union cannot be understated because our ground-breaking, diverse comic IP will now have a team to support and drive its growth into TV, film, gaming and podcasts, fueled by the development, production and distribution of both scripted and unscripted content. Rive Gauche and I were looking for a way to reenter the scripted space because we saw an insatiable appetite with the proliferation of channels.” 

Kramer added, “AfterShock Comics proved to be the perfect vehicle offering IP beyond capes and tights, instead spanning many different popular genres. Rive Gauche is committed to maintaining the caliber of unscripted programming its known for, by identifying and responding to industry trends and demands, while aiming to be just as quality-driven and relevant with scripted programming creation and distribution.  We couldn’t be more excited and look forward to our next phase of success and the further expansion of AfterShock Media content for viewers and fans to experience and enjoy over years to come worldwide.”

Marine Ksadzhikyan

Joining Kramer will be longtime Rive Gauche executive Marine Ksadzhikyan who has been promoted to COO and EVP of Sales for Rive Gauche, expanding acquisitions and sales initiatives worldwide while overseeing the company’s operations.

We look forward to seeing which AfterShock properties will be next for future TV and/or movie deals.

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