"Cherubs!" tells the story of five cherubim who, having been accused of committing the first murder in Heaven, escape to New York City. The journey takes the cherubs through the bowels of the city and into Hell itself in an attempt to delay the Apocalypse, all while riffing on references ranging from Milton to Robocop and Amy Winehouse with a stinging sense of humor.
Comic Book Resources spoke with Talbot on the development of "Cherubs!" and the ongoing influence of his early years in underground comics on his career today.
CBR News: First off, can you tell us a little about "Cherubs!" and how it might relate to some of your previous work?
Bryan Talbot: "Cherubs!" is a supernatural comedy-adventure about a bunch of gonzo cherubim who escape to New York on the eve of the apocalypse of Revelations after being blamed for the first murder in Heaven. There, hotly pursued by two seraphim enforcers, they discover a whole supernatural underworld that, on the whole, is beneath the perception of the human inhabitants.