Preview: Pau’s Atlas & Axis Gets Translated In January!
We get lots of previews of comics from smaller publishers, and Atlas & Axis seemed like another one of those, but it’s a case of Titan Comics helping bring another well-crafted translated comic to America. Sent along with a press release is an eight page preview of the comic, which shows off the artistic craftsmanship in the book, albeit with such broad coverage of the various parts of the story, not much to tease us with the story itself. It does run the gamut of emotion with the parts we do see ranging from light-hearted adventure, to comedy, despair, and love.
Enjoy the preview and see about giving it a shot in January, preferably at your local comic shop, but also digitally if it’s not otherwise available to you. Here’s the press release followed by the preview pages.
STATIX PRESS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ATLAS & AXIS!
All-new fantasy cartoon epic coming next January from Titan Comics’ new imprint!
“Pau’s cartooning transcends language barriers!” – Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo).
Titan Comics and Statix Press are excited to announce that creator Pau’s Prix Du FIBD Angoulême award-nominated comic – Atlas & Axis – is being translated for a whole new US audience, next January.
In the fantastical world of Pangea, all the animals talk and walk on two paws. Warriors Atlas and Axis are mutts of very different pedigrees: Atlas is intelligent and rational, a calculating hero, while Axis is more likely to take a wild swing when his blood runs hot. When our roaming adventurers return home to find Viking raiders – brutes from the North who pillage and kill all who fall under their claws – have destroyed their village, they set off on a perilous quest across land and sea to save what remains of their friends and family!
“I have been a fan of Pau’s Atlas & Axis for years, collecting the French editions. Pau’s cartooning and clear storytelling transcends language barriers,” said Usagi Yojimbo creator, Stan Sakai. “Now, thanks to Titan Comics, I can enjoy this wonderful series completely!”
Featuring an all-new cover by Roman Dirge, the creator of cult-favorite Lenore, Atlas & Axis Issue #1 arrives in comic stores and digital devices on January 10, 2018.