Angelic, Vol. 1 arrives in May from Image. This all-ages comic from Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard as been described as “WALL-E meets Animal Farm,” but with winged monkeys. This is also one of those instances where you really ought to watch the video as the creators do a pretty good job of pitching the series.
Official PR follows and then a preview:
Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, CRY HAVOC, X-Men Legacy, Godshaper) and star artist Caspar Wijngaard (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed) present readers with an all-new Young Adult fantasy adventure in ANGELIC, VOL. 1: HEIRS & GRACES. It will collect issues #1-6 of the series and hit stores this May.
Winged monkeys! Techno-dolphins! Quantum alleycats! In ANGELIC, humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons. But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother…to lose her wings.
ANGELIC, VOL. 1 is a powerful and timely parable about religion, repression and female rebellion, but all layered beneath joyous animal antics in the ruins of civilization. Expect WALL-E by way of Animal Farm in a watershed title among YA comics, which will tug at readers’ heartstrings.
ANGELIC, VOL. 1 (Diamond Code MAR180601, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0663-9) will hit stores on Wednesday, May 9th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 15th.