Animosity Vol. 1: The Wake

Animosity Vol. 1: The Wake

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Juan Doe Publisher: Aftershock Comics Trade Paperback: March 1, 2017, $14.99 Issues: 5, Issue Reviews: 67
9.2Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

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 S more

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
Animosity #1 20
Animosity #2 5
Animosity #3 2
Animosity #4 2
Animosity #5 4
  • 7.0
    Raist819 Feb 24, 2017

    A not bad, but flawed piece about a Bloodhound named Sandor escorting his human girl after the Wake, which is an unexplained event where all animals gain sentience. The characters are very keeping with the times. In the 90s the cool thing to do as a comic writer was to make everything edgy. It went downhill quickly because writers were doing it for its own sake. This book is an example of social awareness being the cool ting for comic writers to do in the 2010s. Almost all of the characters are gay or trans, including a non binary cat, because tolarance! It hasn't been since Matt Fraction's trans moloid in Fantastic Four that I have seen such a blatant example of "hey look how tolerant I am! This book is super tolerant! I'm progressive! Will daddy love me now?" I feel like under all the social commentary there is a cool animal farm meets y the last man thing going on, but too much of the story is done for the sake of cute, it wants to preach social politics more than storytell at times, and ultimately there seems to be not nearly enough world building. The few moments where the repercussions of this new world are discussed are interesting, but sadly too few and far between.

  • 3.0
    joe Mar 3, 2017

    i was expected better that that .

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