Explore ‘Repression And Female Rebellion’ In Angelic Vol. 1 From Spurrier & Wijngaard
by Hannah Means Shannon
Angelic has been a visionary new series from Image Comics bringing adventure and wonder to a young adult title. Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc , X-Men Legacy, Godshaper) and artist Caspar Wijngaard (Limbo, Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed) are the craftsmen behind Angelic Vol. 1: Heirs & Graces, arriving in shops collecting the first six issues of the series this May.
Where else are you going to find winged monkeys and “tecnho-dolphins”? This is one not to miss, and likely to be even more gorgeous in a chunky trade collection than in single issues, if that’s possible.
Angelic takes place in a world where humanity is gone. Beings only vaguely remember that time as genetically-modified animals take over. Quora, a flying monkey hates the routine of normal life and wants to explore, meanwhile society is pressuring her to settle down, become a mother, and 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 comic shops on Wednesday, May 9th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 15th. It can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
Watch the trailer here: