Story by Paolo Chikiamco
Art by Hannah Buena
Take your first step into a world of automata, magic, and alternative history! The year is 1764, and, for the first time in nearly two centuries, the Spanish forces have been repelled from the great walled city of Manila. While the Spaniards are quick to lay the blame at the feet of the invading British and their clockwork machines, the secret to the success of the Filipinos may lie closer to home, with an ally that is both ancient and new, mythical and mechanical. “High Society” is a stand-alone steampunk comic book, a non-canon story in the Animata universe.
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“The last time I had that emotional reaction to a comic was in The Watchmen… The comic does a good job of immersing the reader in the setting while still keeping it accessible for readers who aren’t familiar with the Philippines. xxx Buena’s art is expressive and dynamic, with a subtle manga influence that makes everything extra adorable.” — Frida, Adarna SF
“High Society is a creative take on Philippine history, and anyone who’s a history buff, or at least interested in alternate histories and steampunk, should pick this up.” —Tina Matanguihan, One More Page
“I found the story engrossing, interesting, and very original. What a unique concept…” — Monique, Bookish Little Me
“This is a fun steampunk comic, following Rita as she completes a mission for the Carpenter. I enjoyed the way the mythic elements were woven in and the artwork is great… Highly recommended.” Polenth Blake, Goodreads