I'm not what you'd call a "morning person" and have very little trust for those who are, so at first glance, I thought that the main character of Susan Beneville and Brian Hess's Awake might be the most diabolical supervillain of all time. I mean, someone with the ability to "wake up" entire planets? C'mon, what if that planet was trying to ease into its day? What if it had a late night? Let it stay asleep a little while longer!

But then I read the preview pages provided by Action Lab and saw that it's more of a metaphorical thing, and that Regn doesn't just wake planets up, she also speaks to them and heals them --- and that it's a pretty interesting premise with some absolutely beautiful, downright Disneyesque art.

The book is currently being solicited in Previews, but you can check out a few pages below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And from Action Lab, the official solicitation:

AWAKE #1

Created by writer Susan Beneville and artist Brian Hess, It's the story of Regn, a 12 year old with the  power to wake and heal planets.  But, on her first mission, she lands on the planet Gremon, where she discovers an angry planet tearing itself apart, an irresponsible big brother, and a greedy baron who stokes the chaos for his own benefit.  Her power may not be enough when she comes face-to-face with the planet’s consciousness.

AWAKE #1 is currently available for pre-order through Diamond Distribution (Order Code: JUL150868) and scheduled for a September 2015 release.