Animal Pound: Tom King and Peter Gross Bring a Reimagining of A Classic in First BOOM! Studios Team-Up
Multi-Eisner-winning writer Tom King, New York Times bestselling author of The Human Target and Mister Miracle, joins forces with Eisner-nominated industry titan Peter Gross, renowned for his work on Lucifer and American Jesus, to bring you a thought-provoking series that explores the themes of freedom, power, and democracy.
In ANIMAL POUND, animals who have grown tired of being confined, hunted, and exploited seize control of a pound. United against their common oppressors, they strive to establish a new democratic order. However, building a just society proves to be as challenging as overthrowing their human captors.
Drawing inspiration from George Orwell‘s classic, Animal Farm, King, and Gross reimagine the story for a 21st-century America. Set against a backdrop of fear and fascism within a two-party system, ANIMAL POUND tackles relevant social and political issues in a captivating narrative.
With stunning artwork by Gross, colors by Eisner-nominated colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and lettering by Clayton Cowles, this series promises to be a must-read event. The first issue, ANIMAL POUND #1, features a main cover by Gross, along with variants by acclaimed artists such as Yuko Shimizu, Gabriel H. Walta, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Skottie Young, among others.
King, the visionary behind ANIMAL POUND, spoke of his excitement, calling it the most ambitious story he has ever told. He expressed confidence in collaborating with Peter Gross, emphasizing their determination to create a work that reflects the disturbing realities of our time.
Peter Gross echoed King’s sentiments, describing the pitch for ANIMAL POUND as the best he has ever read. He eagerly anticipates its release into the world, showcasing their shared vision.
Prepare to embark on a journey that pushes boundaries, challenges perceptions, and captures the essence of our tumultuous era. ANIMAL POUND is more than just a comic book – it is a powerful exploration of society and its inherent flaws. Don’t miss out on this series that confronts the darkest elements of our world.
Animal Pound #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on December 20, 2023, with an Animal Pound Ashcan preview releasing on November 15, 2023. Check out the cover revealed below:
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