Like many of us in those early days of lockdown I took the opportunity to catch up with or re-read some of the piles of trades that had sat unloved for far too long. One of those series was the Vertigo volumes of G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker’s Air series. It was a welcome reminder that the book was one of those all too rare examples of a story that genuinely felt like nothing I had read before. Great news this week then that the series will be reprinted via Dark Horse/Berger Books later this year. More details in the press release below.
BERGER BOOKS AND DARK HORSE COMICS REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘AIR’
Dark Horse Comics and the acclaimed Berger Books imprint is proud to present brand-new editions of award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Invisible Kingdom, Ms Marvel, The Bird King) and acclaimed illustrator M.K. Perker’s (The New Yorker, Mad Magazine, Fables) four volume series Air—a high-stakes, high altitude adventure about where limits lie, and what happens when they’re not only broken… but re-made.
Acrophobic flight attendant Blythe has just fallen for a mysterious traveler– who may or may not be a terrorist– and she’s about to embark on the strangest journey of her life. Searching for him, Blythe will crash-land into a web of technological conspiracies, dark politics and cryptic orders. When she learns that she is the only person able to control flight and reality, with science so advanced it might be magic, she’ll have to break the rules of time and space for answers.
“I’m thrilled to reunite with the original team behind this series for its second life at Berger Books,” said G. Willow Wilson. “It was an adventure working with M.K. and Karen to shape this world of surreal flight technology, alternate history and shadowy secret organizations back in 2008, and now a whole new readership gets to experience this series for the first time.”
“Air stole my heart when I first published the series at Vertigo,” said Karen Berger. “It’s a one-of-a-kind illuminating and exhilarating story about an unconventional heroine and an unforgettable cast of characters including an alive and soaring Amelia Earhart. It showcases the exceedingly talented G. Willow Wilson very early in her formidable career with sensational art by M.K. Perker. I’m thrilled to re-present one of my all-time faves!”
Air Volume 1 trade paperback will be in comic shops September 14, 2022 and in bookstores September 27, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Air Volume 1 will retail for $19.99.