Today’s the day that Titan Comics and ATOMEKA‘s anthology series A1 debuts in your local comic book store. Too impatient to make it there, I downloaded Weirding Willows from Comixology, and now can’t wait for the second issue. Here’s the trailer, the interior artwork for Carpe DIEm, Odyssey, and Weirding Willows, and the press release for the anthology:
THE RETURN OF A1, THE AWARD-WINNING
GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY SERIES!
The famous experimental anthology by Dave Elliott launches today!
A1, the award-winning anthology series by Titan Comics and ATOMEKA debuts today with three fantastic ongoing strips: Weirding Willows, Odyssey and Carpe DIEm.
A1 has a long pedigree in comics. Launched in the late 1980s as an outlet for the creator-owned stories of Dave Elliott and Garry Leach, the award-winning anthology quickly became a place where big-name industry friends could follow their creator-owned desires and publish their own material.
Some of those industry friends included Alan Moore, Barry Windsor-Smith, Eddie Campbell, Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Bill Sienkiewicz, Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, Glenn Fabry, Peter Milligan, David Lloyd, Phil Bond, Jamie Hewlett, Dougie Braithwaite, Grant Morrison, Moebius, Alan Martin, D’Israeli, Kelly Jones, Nick Abadzis, Steve Dillon and many, many more.
Now, Elliott is taking A1 back to its roots, with three top-grade tales created by himself and his closest artistic friends, released as part of a co-publishing venture between Titan Comics and Atomeka.
Hitting stores from June 12, A1 returns monthly, showcasing three brand-new ongoing stories reflecting the variety it has always been known for:
Weirding Willows, by writer Dave Elliott and artists Barnaby Bagenda, Sami Basri, Sakti Yuwono & Jessica Kholinne, sees the worlds of Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, Mars, Pellucidar and Elysium leak through portals into the little English town of Willow Weir, as Alice and her allies defend her world from the things that would come through those portals to destroy them!
Odyssey, by writer Dave Elliott and artists Garrie Gastonny and Sakti Yuwono, follows an immortal military superhero, out of place and time, who finds himself in the middle of an eternal war for mankind between Angels and Demons!
Carpe DIEm, by writer W. H. Rauf and artist/creator Rhoald Marcelius, follows an offbeat group of the world’s seven greatest assassins: one for each day of the week! Their leader is always a Sir Monday… but the rest of the team always hate Mondays! A riot of color and concepts in a Tank Girl vein.
A1 #1 comes with three main covers to collect: Weirding Willows cover by artist, Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau; Odyssey cover by series artists Gastonny and Yuwono; Carpe DIEm cover by series artists, Rhoald Marcelius.
A1 #1 hits comic stores from June 12, 2013. Each strip is also available to read digitally from ComiXology and features extra editorial content not available in the printed version. Weirding Willows is available to read digitally now on ComiXology, Carpe DIEm appears digitally on June 19 and Odyssey on June 26
Each strip on ComiXology is $0.99/£0.69 and comes with their own digitally exclusive cover, plus extra editorial content not available in the printed version.