Sneak Peek: Atlas & Axis #1 by Pau

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Titan Comics and Statix Press have released a preview of their English-language edition of creator Pau’s Prix Du FIBD Angoulême award-nominated comic La Saga d’Atlas – Atlas & Axis – and not only does it look totally wonderful, it reads like a dream, too…

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!

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Majorca-based artist and writer Pau has worked in comics since the mid 1990s.in addition to publishing his own comics, his work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Belgian magazine Spirou.

Alongside the four volumes of La Saga d’Atlas & Axis published so far, his work includes illustrating the fable of Les Deux Chèvres (‘The Two Goats’), a compilation of fables by Jean de la Fontaine, published by French publishing house Delcourt in 2006,

“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-favourite Lenore, Atlas & Axis Issue #1 arrives in comic stores and digital devices on 10th January 2018.

 • Atlas & Axis #1 will be available to order at your local comic shop from the upcoming November Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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