|Released:||October 16, 2006|
|Story by:||Joe Pokaski|
|Art by:||Micah Gunnell|
|Digital Inks by:||Mark Roslan|
|Colors by:||Peter Steigerwald|
|Produced by:||Aspen Comics|
|Easter Egg:||Direct link to Claire Bennet's MySpace page|
|Previous:||Trial By Fire|
|Through flame and fire, a little Claire-ity comes.|
After the car crash involving Claire Bennet and Brody Mitchum, Claire comes flying through the windshield of the car. She gets up and begins to walk away, admitting that she only did this to make Brody feel sorry for what he did to her, Lori Tremmel, and countless other girls. When the car catches fire from a live wire touching some leaked gasoline, Claire proves that she wasn't trying to kill Brody by pulling him out of the car just before it explodes. Thinking to herself, Claire wonders if she'll every be normal again while Brody briefly regains consciousness and asks, "What are you?".
- Aftermath is the first graphic novel to feature only minors.
- The word "SOMA" appears in the graffiti on the wall into which Claire crashes the car, and again on Claire's sneaker. The word is frequently concealed in comics illustrated by Micah Gunnell. Other graffiti says "PNC", "Reflekt MTA", and "MG + AL". In an interview, Micah said, "Reflekt was another name I used to write. PNC was just something I made up. A.L. is my ex."
- The story that takes place in Aftermath fills in the "holes" between Collision and Hiros. Aftermath tells what happened after Claire crashed Brody's car, but before the two were taken to the hospital.
- For images from Aftermath, see images from Aftermath.
- For an interview in which Micah Gunnell discusses Aftermath, see here.
- Heroes on NBC.com
- Downloadable PDF comic on archive.org — Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat or compatible reader to view