Critically-acclaimed online comic ATHENA VOLTAIRE will be moving from ModernTales.com to its sister site, GraphicSmash.com on April 4. The comic, which Warren Ellis described as â€œif THE MUMMY and VAN HELSING were actually, you know, good,â€ was recently named one of the best webcomics of 2004 by The Webcomics Examiner. The series follows the exploits of the titular heroine, a globetrotting aviatrix, as she battles Nazis, mercenaries and the occult.
Since its launch in 2002, ATHENA VOLTAIRE has been the creation of writer Paul Daly and artists Steve Bryant & Chad Fidler.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be moving to Graphic Smash,â€ said Bryant. â€œWeâ€™ve enjoyed our time on the Modern Tales flagship site, but are looking forward to being matched up with other top-notch action-oriented comics, like GUN STREET GIRL, JAZZ AGE and SUPER REAL.
Barb Lien-Cooper, creator of GUN STREET GIRL, says “ATHENA VOLTAIRE is a work created for all the right reasons: the joy of creating comics worth reading and the deep desire to draw the audience into a compelling fictional dream. I couldn’t be more pleased that AV is joining Graphic Smash.”
ATHENA VOLTAIRE kicks off its Graphic Smash run with the short story â€œA Rescue on Formosa.â€ Bryant describes the story as a fast-moving adventure yarn: â€œlean and meanâ€”a great starting point for new readers.â€
The comic has received rave reviews from Sequential Tart, Ainâ€™t It Cool News, Comics World News, Broken Frontier and more. Among Athenaâ€™s supporters are fellow comics pros Tim Bradstreet (â€œrollicking high action!â€), Mark Schultz (â€œstylish storytellingâ€), Mike W.Barr (â€œIâ€™m in love with ATHENA VOLTAIRE!â€) and Beau Smith (â€œenough butt kickin’ to keep a boot factory in business for lifeâ€).
Modern Tales, founded and published by Joey Manley, is the leading publisher of subscription-based comics on the Internet. Graphic Smash, Modern Talesâ€™ subscription site devoted to action comics, is edited by T Campbell. For more information, visit www.moderntales.com or www.graphicsmash.com. For more information on ATHENA VOLTAIRE, visit www.athenavoltaire.com for artwork previews, plot synopses and more.