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Underrated: Animosity Volume One: The Wake

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Animosity Volume One: The Wake.



animosity.jpgI’ve had this trade sat in my digital to-read pile for quite some time, and this week I finally got around to reading it. I could give you my take on the central premise, but it sounds so much better straight from the horses mouth (because I basically reworded this the first time I wrote the opening):

“One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. Collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue ANIMOSITY: THE RISE. 

The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco.”

To be honest I actually went into this series knowing only the bare minimum about it, so when the animals woke up I was actually taken aback by the entire thing. I know. The entire premise of the comic caught me off guard when it happened on the opening few pages of the story. It makes me laugh a little, too.

Centering around Jesse and her beloved dog Sandor’s relationship, and his overwhelming desire to protect her because she loves him. He’s one of the few animals not to hate humanity, and others who are still somewhat fond of humans are typically those who weren’t abused or mistreated in any way – and sadly, humans have done far too much of that in our time on this planet. Marguerrite Bennett‘s script is remarkable; she touches on the bigger impact of animals gaining sentience and the political and economical ramifications of this often in passing but with enough detail to answer some of the questions you’ll be having regarding food sources, population control… there’s a lot to set up in this trade, and for the most part the four issues of the main series collected here succeed in doing that.

There is a time jump that some may find jarring, but as with  any time jumps it will give us something to flash back to in subsequent trades and issues.

Artistically, Rafael De La Torre and Rob Schwager deliver. Their animals are able to convey the requisite emotions and atmospheric design needed to pull you from page to gorgeous page. Animosity‘s first volume is remarkably solid and enjoyable – and well worth checking out.

 


Join us next week where there will doubtless be another movie, series, comic or comic related thing discussed that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Exclusive Preview: Animosity #28

Animosity #28

Writer: MARGUERITE BENNETT
Artist: ELTON THOMASI
Colorist: ROB SCHWAGER
Letterer: TAYLOR ESPOSITO
Cover: RAFAEL DE LATORRE w/MARCELO MAIOLO

In the aftermath of the fever-plague in the New Holy Texan Empire, Sandor and Jesse flee across the desert to rest, and face the truth at last. From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi.

Animosity #28

Exclusive Preview: Animosity #27

ANIMOSITY #27

Writer: Marguerite Bennett 
Artists: Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre 
Colorist: Rob Schwager 
Letters: Taylor Esposito 
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 3.25.2020

Conflict reveals character! Amid the chaos and bloodshed of the arena, Sandor realizes that the lies he has fed Jesse cannot endure much longer. 

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics BombshellsBatwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre.

ANIMOSITY #27

Review: Animosity #26

Head to the land of Texas where blood is worth more than oil.

Story: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Elton Thomasi, Rafael De LaTorre
Color: Rob Schwager
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Animosity #26

Animosity #26

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1/29/20

In the land of the kings of Texas, the only thing worth more than oil — is blood.

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre.

Animosity #26

Exclusive Preview: Animosity #26

Animosity #26

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1/29/20

In the land of the kings of Texas, the only thing worth more than oil — is blood.

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi & Rafael De Latorre.

Animosity #26

Exclusive Preview: Animosity #25

ANIMOSITY #25

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elton Thomasi
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 12.04.19

NEW STORY ARC! “King of Texas” starts here.

A great jumping-on point for new readers as Sandor, Jessie, and their companions stray into the oil fields where the bloody kings of Texas reign.

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi.

ANIMOSITY #25

Review: Animosity #24

After taking a break on this series, I dive in with the issue to see if I can pick it up.

Story: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Elton Thomasi, Rafael De LaTorre
Color: Rob Schwager
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

AfterShock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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It’s a Tale from Animosity for Free Comic Book Day

AfterShock Comics will release of an all-new, fully illustrated tale from the critically-acclaimed world of Animosity, written by title creator Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Elton Thomasi with cover by Rafael De Latorre.

Debuting on Free Comic Book Day in May 2019, Animosity Tales is an extension of the dystopian world of Animosity, which is currently being adapted for the big screen by Legendary Entertainment, and brings readers intertwined tales of three lives and a date with destiny amid a black comedy apocalypse where animals take revenge.

Animosity plans to run an advertising and marketing campaign which hopes to achieve Free Comic Book Day’s goal, getting readers into comic shops and transforming them into comic readers.

The comic will also featured revised and updated pages from World of Animosty plus a preview of an all-new AfterShock title debuting in the spring.

Animosity Tales

AfterShock Wants you to Read Dangerously in 2019

AfterShock Comics is prompting comic readers and fans to “Read Dangerously,” claiming 2019 as The Year of Reading Dangerously. Supported by a robust advertising and marketing campaign, this call to action will serve as the rallying cry behind all AfterShock brand activities and initiatives over the course of the year.

As publisher of many of the most talked about independent titles of the past few years – including Animosity, A Walk Through Hell, Dark Ark, and Babyteeth, AfterShock will push the envelope even further in 2019 with new releases and ongoing series that continue to thrill, chill and challenge – both imaginations and sensibilities.

Working with top writers, artists and some of the brightest new stars in the creative community, soon-to-debut 2019 titles Stronghold, Oberon, Dark Red, Out of the Blue, and Horde, to name only a few, will cut across all genres to take readers far beyond their comfort zones.

The theme will serve as the focal point of the brand’s 2019 marketing campaign, including new ads debuting in late January on the back covers of all titles, targeted digital advertising, podcast sponsorships, local comic shop initiatives, and prominent placement at major conventions throughout the year. Additional plans will be revealed at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting to be held in Charlotte in late February.

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