Statix Press is an imprint of Titan Comics formed this fall to deliver European comics to the English language market. Earlier this year, we previewed Statix releases like the noir Doctor Radar and gave you a taste of forthcoming books like Factory, due in March.
Statix will be announcing new titles at Angoulême next week, but for those not lucky enough to be flying off to France to take in the world’s third-largest comic festival we’ve got exclusive Statix content right here at The Beat all week long. Today we shine our Statix spotlight on Alisik: a ghostly series about life after death. From the creative team of Hubertus Rufledt and Helge Vogt, Statix calls the title “a cross between Emily The Strange and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.”
Series editor Jonathan Stevenson had this to say:
Alisik is a beautifully illustrated comic by German creators Hubertus Rufledt and Helge Vogt. It tells the story of a young woman, cut down in her youth, and her struggle to cope in the afterlife. Not so much a coming of age story, as a coming of death one.
When Alisik wakes up alone in a cemetery, she thinks she’s in the middle of a nightmare. Terrified, she flees into the night, but realizes she is invisible to everyone she meets. She really is dead, with no memory of how it happened…and only the ghostly residents of the graveyard can help her unravel the mystery of her afterlife.
We’re happy to debut a trailer for the series here, as well as give you a 6-page preview of Alisik, including it’s Junko Mizuno cover, below. If you want more Statix goodness and can’t wait for our next post tomorrow, you can check out our interview with Brand Manager Chris Thompson from yesterday.