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First Look: Explore the universal language of love with Mirka Andolfo’s ‘Unnatural’

Italian hit series “Contro Natura” gets English translation for American market this July

This July Image Comics will be publishing and translating Mirka Adolfo’s series Contro Natura now dubbed Unnatural for English readers. With the Italian publication almost done it’s a perfect time to transfer this title over to America and the United Kingdom. Dubbed a “sensual fantasy” this series is a science fiction style story set in a totalitarian government where police punish those who have unnatural relationships. As the press release states below, “individuals may only enter into relationships with those of the same race, and different gender, as themselves.”

The full synopsis reads:

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Leslie is a simple pig girl, she loves sushi and she is trapped in a job that she hates. She lives with Trish, her best friend. In her world, which is full of anthropomorphic creatures, the government interferes in the personal lives of its citizens, up to the point of allowing only relationships between individuals of the same race. The transgressors are punished. They are accused of being… unnatural! Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But these dreams are becoming dangerous, especially because they feature a mysterious wolf. And, when she wakes up, she thinks that she is being watched…

This series is sure to spark a lot of debate and discussion and be sure to check AiPT! as we’ll have our take come July.

PORTLAND, OR, 04/16/2018 — Writer/artist Mirka Andolfo (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells) will bring her gorgeous sensual fantasy UNNATURAL–originally published in Italian as Contro Natura–to Image Comics this July.

In UNNATURAL, a totalitarian government patrols the personal lives of its citizens, punishing transgressors who engage in “unnatural” relationships. According to this regime, individuals may only enter into relationships with those of the same race, and different gender, as themselves.

Sweet, unassuming pig girl Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But her dreams are becoming dangerous–they’ve begun to involve a mysterious wolf, for starters. And when she wakes, she could swear she’s being watched…

“This is my first time as a creator in the American comic world, and I can’t describe how thrilled I am!” said Andolfo. “UNNATURAL is a series I worked on with passion for the last three years, and I’m happy that readers in the U.S., who’re used to seeing my art on comics written by other people, will be able to find a book I wrote, illustrated, and colored–because, to me, ‘Mirka the Creator’ is as important as ‘Mirka the Artist.’ And in addition, to improve everything, I’m so excited to have the chance to be published by Image Comics. It could not have been better.”

UNNATURAL #1, Cover A by Andolfo (Diamond code: MAY180023) and Cover B by Milo Manara (Diamond code: MAY180024), hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 11th.

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