Published on March 1st, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
PREPARE FOR LANDING IN THE LATEST VOLUMES OF “AIR”
From Dark Horse and Berger Books, under the direction of legendary editor Karen Berger, the brilliant Vertigo series Air returns in new editions. Air is created by visionary G. Willow Wilson (Invisible Kingdom, Ms. Marvel, The Bird King), acclaimed artist M.K. Perker (Fables, The New Yorker), and letterer Jared K. Fletcher (DMZ, Hellblazer). Each new paperback volume in the series features brand new cover art by Perker. Air Volume 1, Volume 2 (February 2023) and Volume 3 (June 2023) continue Blythe’s epic journey through a reality unlike any she’s ever known while trying to master her mysterious new powers. In October 2023, Air Volume 4 will showcase the gripping conclusion to this breathtaking science-fiction fantasy series.
The adventure continues next in Air Volume 2, where acrophobic flight attendant Blythe has left her safe, sterile life for a world of strange danger. And she’s been taken under the wing of none other than Amelia Earhart herself–alive and soaring after all these years. How did Amelia survive her disappearance? What is the centuries-old secret that enables her to travel the known and unknown world, using nothing but dreams for fuel? And what is her real agenda?
Air Volume 2 pre-orders: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your local comic book shop
Then, in Air Volume 3, with the help of Earhart, Blythe has begun to harness her perplexing power; one step closer to controlling time and space. But when the fragmented trail of her mysterious love leads her to dangerous territory of double agents, metalhead jihadists, and an alarming backstory, Blythe will need to control more than just reality: she’ll need to manage her own suspicions–and her addiction.
Air Volume 3 pre-orders: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your local comic book shop
Concluding the series in Air Volume 4, Blythe’s metaphysical training is over, and one final test stands between her and her future as the greatest hyperprax pilot to ever live. Caught between opposing organizations–the dazzling explorers who support and need her, and the cutthroat conspiracists who have targeted her–Blythe must find her own path in her most perilous journey yet: to pass her test, find her future, and make sense of a senseless universe–for Good. This journey will take her deep into the past and far into a future she was never meant to see, but may be able to re-shape.
The Air Volume 2 trade paperback will be available in bookstores March 7, 2023 and comic shops February 8, 2023. Air Volume 3 will be released June 20, 2023 in bookstores and June 21, 2023 in comic shops, with Air Volume 4 releasing in bookstores October 17, 2023 and comic shops October 18, 2023. Each volume is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and will retail for $19.99.
Praise for Air:
“…I’ve enjoyed AIR to no end–it starts off as Rushdie and then parachutes off into Pynchon.” –Neil Gaiman
“The fantasy is real, and the reality is fantastic. AIR is a compelling and completely original read that thrills, surprises and delights.” –Gail Simone
“An entertaining read with some serious points to make about the fluidity of borders in the 21st century.” –The Onion