When Titan Comics released the A1 anthology series in June 2013 I was an immediate fan. Each issue contained 3 stories, totally different styles of art and storytelling, all good. Carpe Diem was definitely the strangest of the three. Billed as “The world’s 7 greatest assassins, one for each day of the week.” it was visually assaulting, with lots of action, quick panel transitions, and witty banter. A perfect comic for an action junkie like myself. Here, have a look.
Along with the actiony goodness the absurdity of the characters and the quick pun-filled writing made this a great read. Since the anthology format coupled Carpe with “Weirding Willows” (a fantasy story with anthropomorphic animals and classic literature characters) and “Odyssey” (a Captain America like character going through a crisis of conscience) I wondered how it would stand up in a volume on its own. I was just as impressed and enthralled the second time around. All three storylines were great, I can definitely recommend picking up the standalone arc of Carpe Deim, whether you read it the first time or not.
4 out of 5 stars (where’s the next chapter!)
A1 Presents Carpe Diem Vol. 1: I Hate Mondays HC
Writer: Rauf, W.H.
Artist: Marcellius, Rhoald
Cover Artist: Marcellius, Rhoald
Diamond Id: APR141369
Format: HARD COVER
On sale: September 3