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Get into The Wilds a new comics series from Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson. Listen on Demand.

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If you missed the show live, listen to it on demand!After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations; those that were touched by the plague and became something other – something as beautiful as it is deadly. Welcome to The Wilds, a brand new comic series.

We’re joined by the writer and the penciler of this hot series from Black Mask Studios.

Listen to the show when it airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Vita Ayala spent years in comic and book retail, and night security at a one of the oldest museums in New York City before taking the plunge and entering the Thunderdome life-style that is pursuing a career in the arts. They have since written for DC Comics (Rebirth Wonder Woman Annual #1, Rebirth Supergirl #19), Dark Horse Comics (Secret Loves of Geeks), and Image Comics (Bitch Planet Triple Feature #4), as well as having a creator owned book, The Wilds, through Black Mask Studios.

Before coming to Black Mask Studios to work on the Wilds, Emily Pearson attempted to studying art at her local Junior College. After deciding to drop out she took on commissions and learned how to draw comics. Since then she has illustrated : Vault Comic’s “Cult Classic: Zero Short” written by Eliot Rahal, and “All Roads” for “Jacob” written by Jed McPherson.

Listen in when the show airs live tonight.

Get into The Wilds a new comics series from Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson. Listen in LIVE Tonight

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations; those that were touched by the plague and became something other – something as beautiful as it is deadly. Welcome to The Wilds, a brand new comic series.

We’re joined by the writer and the penciler of this hot series from Black Mask Studios.

Listen to the show when it airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Vita Ayala spent years in comic and book retail, and night security at a one of the oldest museums in New York City before taking the plunge and entering the Thunderdome life-style that is pursuing a career in the arts. They have since written for DC Comics (Rebirth Wonder Woman Annual #1, Rebirth Supergirl #19), Dark Horse Comics (Secret Loves of Geeks), and Image Comics (Bitch Planet Triple Feature #4), as well as having a creator owned book, The Wilds, through Black Mask Studios.

Before coming to Black Mask Studios to work on the Wilds, Emily Pearson attempted to studying art at her local Junior College. After deciding to drop out she took on commissions and learned how to draw comics. Since then she has illustrated : Vault Comic’s “Cult Classic: Zero Short” written by Eliot Rahal, and “All Roads” for “Jacob” written by Jed McPherson.

Listen in when the show airs live tonight.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you looking forward to? What are you reading first? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s a bunch of news and reviews from around the web.

Metal Injection – Norway’s Bloody Black Metal History Is Being Turned Into A Comic Series – Nice! We’re sure there’ll be lots of forests for them to get lost in.

ICv2 – Pepe the Frog Creator Sues InfoWars – Good!

 

Reviews

The Beat – Compulsive Comics

Newsarama – Crowded #1

Newsarama – Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #1

Newsarama – Dodge City #1

Nothing But Comics – Firebug

Newsarama – Gideon Falls #1

Newsarama – Green Hornet #1

Newsarama – Oblivion Song #1

Talking Comics – Relic Dragon #1

Comic Attack – The Terrifics #1

Talking Comics – The Wilds #1

Review: The Wilds #1

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety.

Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does.

Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations — those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it — until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.

Writer Vita Ayala manages to create an interesting post-apocalyptic story of love, and survival with The Wilds. The first issue doesn’t just focus on the bleak now but balances things by showing us a brief glimpse of the world before and a grander glimpse at the world that follows. Humanity survives in walled-in settlements trying to protect itself as it sends Runners out to gather supplies, messages, and trade and the main character Daisy seems to be one the best runners at her compound. It’s an interesting focus in that it feels like it puts the weight of the story on one person’s shoulders as opposed to a group. The stakes feel a bit higher in that way. And when her lover Heather questions her commitment, things get interesting. The fact Daisy is the best there is at what she does, her retiring makes it a bit more dire. If she quits, will this community fall apart? There’s a nice metaphor about society being built on the backs of hard laborer.

The art by Emily Pearson with color by Marissa Louise possesses an interesting offset balance of the falling apart world and the semblance of normality humanity fights to posses inside the compounds. The art also is the reveal about some of the creatures they call Abominations. Which seem to have flowers and other plant life growing out of thier skin, despite possessing human bodies. And that detail is about what we know of the affliction that has impacted humanity. It’s also enough to tell a story unto itself. The detail is subtle and the color helps that detail stand out.

The first issue is a good one diving into a familiar genre but delivering something that feels new and different.

Story: Vita Ayala Art: Emily Pearson Colors: Marissa Louise Covers: Natasha Alterici
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studio provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Abbott #2 (BOOM! Studios) – If you read the first issue you know why we’re excited for the second. This series mixes horror and social consciousness all set in 1970s Detroit.

Avengers #682 (Marvel) – “No Surrender” has been a success so far living up to the build up and hype. It’s the rare recent event that hasn’t let us down. Another action packed entry with three new players entering the game.

Calexit #2 (Black Mask Studios) – There’s been a long delay since the first issue but we’re hyped to see if this second issue can get things moving after a slightly overhyped first. Great concept, now it’s time to see if it delivers on the promise.

Days of Hate #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was absolutely amazing with intertwining stories set in the future that’s not all that different than ours. Taking on extremism on all sides, this series entertains and makes you think.

Long Lost #4 (Scout Comics) – Absolutely fantastic and a series that’s under the radar. A horror/psychological comic that’s a must get.

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 (DC Comics) – Mera gets the spotlight in this miniseries that focuses on her newish status quo and dealing with the fallout from Aquaman.

Motor Girl Omnibus (Abstract Studios) – If you missed the series by Terry Moore get the entirety here! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be entertained.

Rough Riders: Ride or Die #1 (AfterShock Comics) – Always entertaining, this series mixes fact and fiction and some historical figures kick some ass.

The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics) – The latest from DC’s “New Age of Heroes” puts together a rag-tag bunch to explore the Dark Multiverse. The first issue has a Fantastic Four vibe and it works!

The Wilds #1 (Black Mask Studios) – A disease has ravaged the world and society must pick up the pieces. We’ve seen the concept numerous times but this one focuses on the characters and delivers a lot of heart.

Preview: The Wilds #1

THE WILDS #1

Written by: Vita Ayala
Illustrated by: Emily Pearson
Colored by: Marissa Louise
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover A by: Emily Pearson
32 pages | $3.99

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety.

Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does.

Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations – those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.

From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.