Animosity #1

Animosity #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Rafael Latorre Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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One day, the Animals woke up.
They started thinking. They started talking.
They started taking revenge.

Now, a dog and his girl are trying to get away--out of New York City, and all the way to San Francisco, to the only person who might be able to protect and save her.

From the writer of INSEXTS  A-FORCE, and BOMBSHELLS and the artist of SUPERZERO, comes a new kind of road trip, a new kind of black comedy, and a new kind of coming-of-age.

  • 10 - John McCubbin Aug 2, 2016

    Animosity #1 is quite possibly one of the most compelling stories from AfterShock so far, with the way it balances fun and dark tones being a marvel to say the least. Not only do the creative team introduce us to a bold and invigorating concept during all this, but they deliver a thrilling plot that is both clever and at times heartwarming. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 7, 2016

    The premise, the characters, and the action have me hooked. As you read this book you'll be thankful the Wake hasn't happened…yet. My local comic book store sold out of Animosity #1 the day it was released. Diamond sold out the same day. Seriously, you need to find this book; it's that good. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 4, 2016

    Overall then, while this first issue doesn't really give us any indication of what direction the series is going to take as it moves forwards, it provides what is easily one of the most utterly intriguing and skilfully executed opening chapters to a new series this year. With its ability to make you recoil in horror, snort with laughter and feel a lump in your throat practically simultaneously, Animosity is an absolutely essential purchase. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Aug 6, 2016

    Marguerite Bennett has created a brilliant story destined for a successful run. The narrative is solid and the conceptis magnificent. AfterShock Comics has struck gold with the addition of Bennett's Animosityto their already stellar lineup of titles. It's rare for me to want to add a new comic book seriesto my pull list after one issue but Animosity is a rare gem that delivers an all-around appeal that is not only a must-read, but a must-own! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Aug 28, 2016

    Animosity is one of those books that comes along and steps outside of the norm. It is boldly different than most books one the shelves today, and it rightfully stands out as one of 2016s best first issues. Whether the rest of the series keeps the steam going remains to be seen, but so far, Animosity looks like its has the bark to match its bite. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Aug 27, 2016

    Good storytelling will challenge your thinking, and I find myself seriously challenged by this debut issue! Where will it go from here? I'm not entirely sure, but I'll be reading" and wondering if I should show this comic to Bullet and Mandy, our two dogs, as well! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 3, 2016

    Truly, I may regret jumping onto this series eventually, if only because it will lead me to side-eye my cats and that squirrel who prances so casually out of my way on my walk to work. But its probably worth it to experience the complete horror and joy and the joy of horror from this new Bennett-de Latorre joint. In the meantime, however, I may keep my windows shut and that food bowl extra filled. You never know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Aug 6, 2016

    This comic wasn't quite perfect, but I still really enjoyed it. A solid first issue that sets up a very unique comic world. Hopefully the pacing will slow down some in later issues because I think Aftershock could have another great comic on its hands here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Shannon Ledene Sep 25, 2016

    Overall, if the animal uprising is your thing, If post-apocalyptic is your thing, and if a touching tale of road trips are your thing, make THIS comic your thing too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 4, 2016

    This is a great start to what I expect will be an amazing series. Bennett is on my top 10 writers list, so I have no doubt that she’ll answer all our questions in due time. To comic lovers and animal lovers alike, you’ve got to give this issue a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nation Of Nerds - Leinaala Sallander Nov 15, 2016

    It was a quick read as are most comics but the amount of emotion, story and comedy put into such a small amount of time really blew me away. The artwork is super clean and really holds the tone of the story in color and image. I cannot say enough about this comic and am very much looking forward to this series as it comes out. I would highly recommend picking up a copy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Aug 3, 2016

    As an animal lover myself, I was immediately intrigued upon hearing Animosity's conceit (not to mention the title"that's a good 'un) and I'm extremely pleased that the book itself has achieved an incredibly compelling first issue. This is the beginning to a series of which I cannot wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 8, 2016

    Animosity #1 kind of feels like a prologue rather than a full introduction to the series, but what a prologue it is. We don't fully get to the meat of the series, but this issue is funny, poignant, and devilishly clever. With literary references from The Jungle Book to A Game of Thrones coexisting beside 'evil' hamsters and vandal raccoons, Animosity is a strange bird, but, unsurprisingly, it's one that speaks to you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Jay Loving Aug 4, 2016

    Regardless of how you feel about this book, I feel fairly certain that it is one you won't easily get out of your head. I'll readily admit, it's going to take a number of issues for me to decide exactly what I think of Animosity, but I do look forward to the next installment. Marguerite Bennett has unquestionably established herself as one of the premier writers in comics and one who will take risks and expand the boundaries of what comics can do. It only seems natural to expect more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 8, 2016

    Definitely recommend checking this out and I'm already looking forward to seeing this one go for a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Aug 3, 2016

    So this comic might be derivative, but who cares? It's allot of fun and I may even learn a lesson from all of this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Aug 8, 2016

    I honestly had a lot more fun with this book than I ever could have anticipated. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 9, 2016

    Marguerite Bennett has come up with a cool concept. The proof, for me will be in the development of this concept, which I'm unable to judge based on the small amount of story revealed in this issue. The story could go in lots of directions from this setup, both innovative and rehashed. Issue #1 grabbed me enough to get me to come back for a second helping. Issues #2 & 3 will need to give me a reason to stick around for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Sep 19, 2016

    Still as intriguing as before unfortunately #2 is showing signs of growing pains. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Aug 4, 2016

    Animosity #1 claws at you and flutters by you all at once. Theres a ton of promise here and the creative team provides a cacophonous peek at a world torn asunder onto itself while a newly complex bond of protection and love is sure to be tested right at the center of it all. Pun or not, Animosity #1 is truly wild in how swiftly it unfolds and lunges head first into chaos, both to its credit as well as its detriment. Dipping its toes in the realms of horror, fantasy, and black comedy, Animosity has yet to carve out exactly what its going to be or even what it wants to be, but the seeds have been sown for an introverted look at what it means to be human. Read Full Review

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