Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Comic Book Review: Animosity #1 (Aftershock)

Animosity 1 cover Marguerite Bennett
Animosity #1 - Written by Marguerite Bennett; Art by Rafael Latorre; Published by Aftershock Comics.

By Kenny Howell

Marguerite Bennett presents a pretty much nightmare scenario in this new book from Aftershock Comics.

For many reasons, as humans, we have been taken out of the food chain. It's pretty great because I am glad my cat doesn't want to eat me, and I am not scared to go outside for fear of deer attack. In Animosity #1, the animals have achieved what keeps us separate from them. They have started thinking and talking. They are using that ability to communicate and have decided that it's time to start destroying all humans.

That is except for Sandor, or at least that is what we know from the first issue. He is the dog of a little girl named Jesse. The first we see them they are telling each other how much they love each other, and that holds true throughout the book. Sandor protects Jesse like any good dog does, and helps navigate her through this crazy new world.

We jump right into the action in Animosity #1, and I think that works best. There is no waiting around to try to understand why it is happening, it is just right into animals on the attack. It keeps Animosity #1 from feeling like a wasted issue, one that has to set up all the characters and the world before really kicking things off. You are introduced during and between the action, so you get the best of both worlds, and a great first issue.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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