Two Dogs, One ‘Ruff’ Quest: Atlas & Axis From Pau, Titan And Statix Press

by Oliver MacNamee

Ahead of this Wednesday’s new comic book day (1/10/2017) we give you a big old look at this English language edition of Pau’s Prix Du FIBD Angoulême award-nominated comic Atlas & Axis #1 coming from Titan Comics via their Statix Press imprint, created to spotlight such titles.

In the fantastical world of Pangea, all the animals talk and walk on two paws. Warriors Atlas and Axis are mutts of very different pedigrees: Atlas is intelligent and rational, a calculating hero, while Axis is more likely to take a wild swing when his blood runs hot. When our roaming adventurers return home to find Viking raiders – brutes from the North who pillage and kill all who fall under their claws – have destroyed their village, they set off on a perilous quest across land and sea to save what remains of their friends and family!

It’s a stunning looking book and maybe not your usual read, but maybe it could be after you’ve pored over this 8 page preview. It’s certainly left an impression on me.