Angelic #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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- 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.
- Eisner nominee SIMON SPURRIER (The Spire, CRY HAVOC, X-Men Legacy) and rising-star CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin's Creed) present your new bittersweet adventure obsession: teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruin more

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jul 12, 2017

    ANGELIC #1 is a stellar opening issue for a story of flying monkeys and armored dolphins. With themes surrounding gender roles and autonomy, don't let ANGELIC's cartoony art deter you. This is a must-read comic for speculative fiction fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 20, 2017

    They had me at flying monkeys and won me over with the jet-propelled dolphins. Well done by all, in something that appears silly, but speaks louder and deeper than one might suspect. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Aug 13, 2017

    Imaginative and beautiful, Angelic soars with storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Aug 15, 2017

    Though maybe not for everyone's taste, Angelic #1 is also really wonderful, and you feel throughout that you are diving into a truly unique and hugely imaginative world with lots of secrets and bizarre details and a real sense of fun. Its boldness and original vision makes it the most enjoyable post-apocalyptic cybernetic sci-fi fairy tale/animal fable/religious allegory/feminist adventure you or your kids will read this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flickering Myth - Jessie Robertson Aug 9, 2017

    This story by Simon Spurrier feels like Saga mixed with Watership Down and a bit of We3 mixed in with its abundant host of animal-like creatures, and it's more than enough to pull someone back in for a second issue, and more than likely a third. What is this world and how did it come to be? These are the questions (as well as dynamic characters) that drew people into Saga in the first place. The art by Caspar Wijngaard feels cartoonish yet very much Image in the best way possible. I think the best thing going for this book is it opens readers to a different world " it's the best example of a comic book that equates to art within its medium. There is still action, and conflict, and beautiful panels, but it does it in its own way. What will female readers find when they read this book? Something relatable I think, and in this year of the woman, bring it on and give me two helpings. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Aug 22, 2017

    Angelic #1 is an imaginative tale that casts new color on topics and concerns that have consumed humans for eons. Despite its classic coming-of-age framework, the inventive setting and creative storytelling render whatever comes in issue #2 impossible to predict, which is already an impressive feat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 13, 2017

    Even though I hate stories about monkeys, I still give them a chance. Over and over and over, I still do. Because at the end of the day, you never know when you're going to stumble across something like Angelic that ends up being incredible, different and gorgeous to look at. That goes for the other two books that I mentioned in the beginning, I may not love the genres or the setting, but I'll still give them a try because you don't know until you read it yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 19, 2017

    This then is the main strength of the book; cartoon style art coupled with almost adult language that delivers some pretty mature messages, gender equality and roles to name a couple. In Angelic, Image may well be looking to foster a book that can promote some of the challenges that we face in the real world, to a younger, more impressionable audience in the hope that they can build a better future. We just need to make sure that the target audience actually enters a comic book shop. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - Luke Miller Sep 20, 2017

    I think I may just not be the target audience for this book. Were I an animal loving 12-year-old girl, rather than a 31-year-old man who never owned a childhood pet, I might feel differently. As it stands, though, it was laborious for me to get through Angelic #1. Points for world-building, but poor execution, lack of fun, and no intrigue equal a hard pass from me. Read Full Review

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