A BITTERSWEET ADVENTURE OBSESSION ARRIVES IN ANGELIC, VOL. 1
A selection of eye-catching preview pages revealed
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 from Image Comics.
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.
—Brian K. Vaughan “It’s Animal Farm meets A Clockwork Orange, with some Watership Down, The Handmaid’s Tale and a hefty dose of the best kinds of girl-centered YA adventure.”
—Caitlin Rosberg at The Onion’s AV Club“Angelic is giddy, fierce and fun. It’s a coming of (monk-)age story in a wild post-apocalypse with rocket-propelled dandy dolphins, bickering baddies and a rebellious girlmonk beginning to question the coda of flying monkey society. My eight year old daughter and I love it.” —Lauren Beukes “Smart, gorgeous, & weird. An epic adventure in a world without humans. Go get it.”
—Matt Rosenberg“As much as Angelic is about questioning authority and history in a post-apocalyptic world, it’s also full of humor. It kind of has to be, with flying monkeys and rocket-powered dolphins who sound like they’re in a Oscar Wilde play… It’s got action, jokes, and a moral compass that points towards healthy skepticism and questioning authority. It’s an entertaining read for adults and kids alike. Anyone who has a little adventure in them should read it.”
—Comic Book Resources
“Angelic from Image Comics is fantastic. It’s the futuristic teenage
flying monkeys comic that I can read with my kid.” —Gerry Duggan
“It’s easily one of the most compelling debuts of any comic I’ve read this year.
Fun, thought-provoking and gorgeously drawn.” —SYFY Wire
“A lot of colourful fun with clever, playful language.” —Duncan Fegredo
“A post-apocalyptic We3—and gorgeous looking too .” —PJ Holden
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