Albert Monteys' 'Universe!' debuts on Panel Syndicate

Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin's Panel Syndicate imprint has announced its second "pay what you'd like" digital series:  Universe! by Spanish cartoonist Albert Monteys.

Monteys is the former director for and contributor to the satirical magazine El Jueves, from which he resigned this summer after the owners refused to use a cover featuring the King of Spain.

"We're very proud to help introduce Albert to the rest of the world with his best work yet, an ongoing series of self-contained (but cleverly connected) sci-fi stories," Vaughan and Marcos said in a statement. "Like all pay-what-you-want comics hosted by Panel Syndicate, 100 percent of any and all profits go directly to the creator, so we hope you'll donate with confidence and help fund the next installment of a comic that's completely unlike anything being published anywhere else in the universe."

Universe! joins Vaughan and Marcos' well-regarded The Private Eye, which is currently on its eighth issue.

The first issue of Universe! is available on the Panel Syndicate site in English, Spanish and Catalan.

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