Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘Over the Surface’
Here’s our second preview of Oni Press’s new graphic novels, which were announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday.
Over the Surface, by Natalie Nourigat: Ava Lefevre longs to be a pilot, but the Solveran Army doesn’t allow women into its ranks. But the country is at war with a neighboring country, Isolestra, and needs all the help in can get. Taking advantage of this, Ava boasts to a recruitment party that she can outfly their best pilot, Victor. A dogfight is set up between the two, and Ava comes out on top – buying her enrollment into the military. Ava finally has everything she’s always wanted, but she soon discovers that there’s more to the war than what the government is telling civilians – especially after she’s tasked with taking down the growing resistance movement in Solvera. Can Ava keep her dream of flying while there’s so much turmoil on the ground?
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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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