Exclusive Preview | ‘Animosity: The Rise’ # 1

The animals seize control of San Francisco in this advance look at 'Animosity: The Rise' # 1, the one-shot spinoff from AfterShock Comics' hit series!

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

One of the surprise hits from last year was AfterShock Comics’ Animosity, by writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Rafael De Latorre. The series imagined a world in which animals of every species were suddenly gifted with human-level intelligence and the ability to speak. This event was called “the Wake,” and it led to the violent animal uprising across the globe. Who could have possibly known that eating and mistreating them would come to this?

Later this month, Bennett is teaming up with artist Juan Doe on a one-shot story, Animosty: The Rise # 1. This time, readers will see the Wake play out in San Francisco, as Alex North, the veterinarian who was briefly glimpsed in Animosity # 1 makes his return. In our extended preview for Animosty: The Rise # 1, Alex finds that he may have some allies among the newly awakened animals, but he also has plenty of new enemies as well.

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Also: First Look at ‘Animosity’ # 3

Here’s Aftershock Comic’s solicitation text for the issue.

“The Animals thought, spoke and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood has dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come…”

Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett’s hit new series ANIMOSITY is this special one-shot, illustrated by AMERICAN MONSTER’s very own Juan Doe! Witness the devastating effects of “The Wake” and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day!

Animosity: The Rise # 1 will be released on Wednesday, January 25 in comic stores everywhere.

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Photo Credit: All images provided by AfterShock Comics