With the dog days of summer in full swing, Image Comics is looking to the fall already with news of the new Angelic series from writer Si Spurrier and artist Caspar Wijngaard.
The new science fiction series from the Eisner-nominated writer will feature teenage robotic flying monkeys in a story the publisher calls “Wall-E by way of Watership Down.”
The British-born Spurrier, who rose to prominence on the strength of his work in the pages of Judge Dredd Magazine, is teaming with Wijngaard for the first time on Angelic. The first issue of the series will be on comic book shop shelves on September 20th.
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“Angelic‘s about teenage flying monkeys having adventures in the far future, because that’s totally a genre now,” said Spurrier. “But in the best traditions of age-friendly fiction—think Pixar or Ghibli—there’s also a bunch of meaty themes beneath the fun: religion, parenthood, technology and responsibility, it’s all in the mix. Ultimately it’s a tale about the Earth—after us. And all rendered in the unmistakably vivid color and crackle of superstar-in-the-making Caspar Wijngaard.”
A unique part of Image’s summer lineup, the creative team summarize this new post-apocalyptic fable as follows:
Winged monkeys! Techno-dolphins! Quantum alleycats! In ANGELIC, humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.
But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother…to lose her wings.
ANGELIC is a story of teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization, promising to be WALL-E by way of Watership Down.
ANGELIC #1 (Diamond Code JUL170699) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 28th.