Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Athena Voltaire's back, Baby!

In case you hadn't heard from Newsarama, a series that I really enjoyed the first issue of, but was cut short by the demise of Speakeasy Comics, has been picked up by Ape Comics! The mini-series Athena Voltaire: Flight of the Phoenix, from the creative team behind the Eisner-nominated Athena Voltaire webcomic, will see the light of day in its entirity. This Fall, a 48-page comic collecting the first two issues of the comic will be released (Speakeasy only released one issue, so this will give both new readers and readers who checked out the first issue something they want) before the last two issues are released regularly. And a little fun fact I hadn't realized: the first issue of Flight of the Phoenix, which sold out right away, was Speakeasy's best-selling comic when backorders were taken into account. Kind of surprising given the buzz I heard from series like Atomika, Rocketo, and Elk's Run. But anyway, check out a preview of the mini-series if you want to see if it's something you want to pick up and read my review of the first issue.

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