Wednesday Comic Rally: Animosity: The Rise
It feels like all too often we’re lamenting how our favorite comic series got canceled due to lack of sales and interest. That’s where Wednesday Comic Rally comes in. The point is to spotlight comics that we as a community should be rallying around and most importantly purchasing to make sure they’re here for quite some time.
“The Animals thought, spoke, and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come…”
Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett‘s hit new series Animosity is this special one-shot illustrated by Juan Doe! Witness the devastating effects of “The Wake” and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day!
If you’re unfamiliar with the world of Animosity the concept is simple that one day animals “wake up,” begin talking, and rise up against humanity taking over the world. The series is excellent with a concept we haven’t seen too often and a vibe that’s part horror and part apocalypse.
Animosity: The Rise is a one shot that’s a solid introduction into the world. It’s a starting point that allows new readers to check out this series which is painfully under purchased and not on enough individual’s radars. Solid storytelling and art combines for an experience that feels like the early days of the Walking Dead, but replace zombies with talking animals and if there’s justice, this series will see that sort of popularity.
But, what I think Bennett does so well, and is on display here, is the series doesn’t just focus on the chaos but more of a big picture and the rebuilding of society. This one-shot touches upon that not just delivering “scares” but also a discussion of what might come down the road. I’d expect no less from Bennett who’s the talented writer behind DC Comics Bombshells, Angel Queen of Hel, the upcoming Batwoman, and so much more..
A series that gives chills and also challenges to make you think through what this world might be like, Animosity: The Rise is a solid comic that’ll introduce you to this bigger world and make you want to go back and get the already released issues.
This is where you come in. You can buy Animosity: The Rise now! It’s available at local comic shops and you can find yours. For those without a local shop you can buy it digitally through comiXology, Kindle, or physical copy at Amazon or Things From Another World.
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