When the wild things are not wild anymore.
What is Animosity about?
From Marguerite Bennett, the writer of InSeXts and DC Comics Bombshells, and artist Rafael de Latorre (Superzero), the Animosity series is a road trip working as a coming-of-age story with black humor and a sci-fi twist.
The pitch is: One day, for no reason, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. The story takes place in a chaotic world where the newly intelligent animals fight humanity, or each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the middle of this, 11-year-old girl Jesse and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection, begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco.
Animosity Reading Order:
I. The Main Animosity Series
- The Wake – The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Collects Animosity #1-4.
- The Dragon – As Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and Sandor, her faithful and protective bloodhound, continue their cross-country journey, their faith in life, death — and each other — is tested at last. Collects Animosity #5-8, plus the special one-shot issue The World of Animosity.
- Animosity Year One [hardcover collected edition] – One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco. Collects Animosity #1-8, plus the special one-shot issue The World of Animosity.
- The Swarm – Sandor, Jesse and the survivors hear rumors of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting…but will their journey there be too high a price to pay? Collects Animosity #9-13.
- The Walled City – Jesse has been separated from Sandor. The old hound dog will stop at nothing to return to his cowgirl, but there are some things Sandor can’t shield Jesse from — and once innocence is lost, it’s lost forever. Collects Animosity #14-18.
- Animosity Year Two [hardcover collected edition] – Tensions run high as betrayal stings Jesse in a way she could have never imagined. Can Kyle shed his humanity enough to aid Jesse in her quest? Can Sandor forsake his bestial nature in order to save that which he loves? Collects Animosity #9-18.
- Southern Gothic – The Animals rest and consider their path. Where have they come from? Where can they go? When they were taken from the wild, how did their fates change humanity forever? What will they become? Collects Animosity #19-23.
II. Animosity Evolution
In parallel with the main series, the World of Animosity expands with a new series called Animosity Evolution. It’s better to start after the first year of the main series.
- The Rise – A three-part miniseries. A city by the sea rises, ruled by animals who become more human and humans who become more animal.
- Lex Animata – One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own. Collects Animosity Evolution #1-5.
- Lex Machina – Will Wintermute be able to hold onto control of her beloved city? Tensions reach a breaking point after the murder of the Animata — an elite force comprised of animal/tech hybrids. Conspiracies tighten around Adam and his companions as a bloody interspecies gang war explodes in the City by the Sea. Collects Animosity Evolution #6-10.