APOCALYPSE AL Takes on the Underworld
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Jennifer de Guzman
New Joe’s Comic trade paperback features fun and fright
Allison Carter is the latest in her family’s long line of paranormal investigators specializing in preventing the end of the world. Her grandfather and umpteenth-great-grandfathers probably never anticipated her father having only a daughter, but Al employs the same Carter wit, smarts, and deadly accuracy as her male predecessors—and then some. With an attitude of "shoot first and to Hell with the questions," she leads a life that would drive other investigators mad, filled with monsters, demons, trolls, mad prophets, zombie detectives, techno-wizards, machinegun toting imps, and undead boyfriends.
In THE ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL by J. Michael Straczynski and Sid Kotian, Al gains an unexpected ally in her latest case as she tries to keep a deranged artifact collector from opening a door into Hell itself.
APOCALYPSE AL is the third title in the Joe’s Comics line to be collected into a trade paperback, after TEN GRAND and SIDEKICK. While the prior two titles featured the dark side of Straczynski’s well-established storytelling skills, APOCALYPSE AL offers a fun and irreverent take on the supernatural, matched with Kotian’s lively art and Bill Farmer’s vibrant colors.
THE ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL collects all four issues of the miniseries. It will be in comic book stores on May 28 and bookstores on June 10.
THE ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL
- ISBN 978-1-60706-980-5
- 128 pages, full color, paperback
- In comic book stores May 28, in bookstores on June 10
- Collects issues #1-4 of THE ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL
Praise for THE ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL:
"This is a supernatural roller coaster ride that contains equal thrills and laughs. It’s hard to be funny on the edge of the Apocalypse, but this book shows easy it can be. Overall grade: A"
- Patrick Hayes, SciFiPulse
"With lots of quick wit and loads of sarcasm, Apocalypse Al is definitely one of the more fun books available right now. Sort of a female John McClane, Al is the perfect protagonist for this type of story, a mix of eye candy and awesome one-liners in an action-packed package. Kotian’s visuals keep the mood light with striking visuals and bright colors by Bill Farmer keep the story from being bogged-down by its ever-present evil undertones. If you like sci-fi and comedy intelligently combined, Apocalypse Al is right up your alley."
- Chris, Comic Hype
"The Adventures of Apocalypse Al is an outlandish but fun yarn that touches on the familiar while making itself wholly unique. Recommended."
- Harrison Rawden, Unleash the Fanboy