Get ready to laugh, love, and have a heck of a time in the world of the Universe!

PopCultHQ received advance review copy of UNIVERSE! Vol. 1 HC from Image Comics. Available January 20th, the creative team for this book features writing & art from Albert Monteys.

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Story: Albert Monteys
Art: Albert Monteys

Cover Artist: Albert Monteys

SRP: $29.99

Collects UNIVERSE! (digital edition) #1-5

9.25″ x 6.93″ landscape format.

The Eisner-nominated series of self-contained, and somehow connected, sci-fi tales involving alien life, robot love, corporate greed, and travels through time, space, and perception.

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PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:

What happens when a series of loosely-connected tales involving all manner of sci-fi goodness are put out into the world? The answer? One of the most delightful, engaging, and literally out-of-this-world romps ever published. Get ready to laugh, love, and have a heck of a time in the world of the Universe!.

Writing: Albert’s writing is fantastic. Within the pages of this HC are a variety of short story-style comics, all dealing with a variety of topics. From time-travel and robot romance, to insane higher-dimensional beings – no science-fiction stone is left unturned. Albert presents stories and characters that are not mere fluff or filler. Each individual matters and each plot matters. He has crafted a landscape where the impossible becomes possible and every sci-fi lover’s favorite story types are taken to new heights.

Art: If the epic stories aren’t enough, Albert’s art will win the hearts and minds of readers. It has a very pleasing energy to it, the kind one gets from looking at a painting or a sunset. There is also a richness to his art. The detailing on everything is insane. Even with close-ups, Albert ensures nothing is missing. Whether it is the wrinkles in a jumpsuit, the slight visible scruff beneath a face mask, or a ding/dent on a robot’s shell. He doesn’t miss a beat and makes sure every detail is there.

PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:

The first volume of Albert Monteys’ Universe! is a delightful read. The contents within are superb and will hold the attention of readers until the very end. Riveting plots and eye-catching artwork on every single page, it is safe to say that this is a triumph for Albert. Get ready to blast off when picking up a copy of the HC, because the trip is worth it.

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

5 Out of 5 Stars

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Publisher – Image Comics

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit