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Jonathan Luna’s 20XX: Transport Comes to Panel Syndicate!

Panel Syndicate is kicking off 2022 with 20XX! 20XX was created by Jonathan Luna and Lauren Keely and originally published by Image Comics. 20XX: Transport is a special one-shot was a social-media experiment where the audience voted to change the course of the story.

A teenage boy with illegal telekinetic abilities in Anchorage, Alaska tries to save his classmates on a school bus from a group of hijackers.

You can get 20XX: Transport now on Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay!

Panel Syndicate also gave updates that more Friday, Blackhand Ironhead, and Bad Karma, along with more surprises, are coming!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

20XX #1 (Image Comics) – In a not-so-distant future individuals with telekinetic abilities form gangs to survive. The concept sounds interesting and Lauren Keely and Jonathan Luna being on this puts in over the top as in being on our radar.

Annihilation Scourge: Fantastic Four #1/ Annihilation Scourge: Nova #1 (Marvel) – The debut of this new chapter in Marvel’s cosmic tale had us interested and as fans of the originals, we’re excited to read more.

Butcher of Paris #1 (Dark Horse) – A historical true crime thriller about a serial killer in 1944 Nazi-occupied Paris.

Conan: Serpent War #1 (Marvel) – Robert E. Howard’s creations team up with… Moon Knight!?

Doctor Doom #3 (Marvel) – One of the best comics out there right now. The first two issues were amazing.

Excalibur #3/Marauders #3/X-Men #3 (Marvel) – Dawn of X has been interesting for the X-Men and we’re in for the entire first arcs to see where it all goes.

Ghost Rider 2099 #1/Veonm 2099 #1 (Marvel) – The 2099 event has been very hit and miss but still, as fans of the original world we want to see what else is coming.

James Bond #1 (Dynamite) – Vita Ayala and Danny Lore take on the classic character just as we’re about to see the trailer for the new film. As Bond fans, yes please!

Kill Whitey Donovan #1 (Dark Horse) – It sounds like a standard revenge tale but the cover and title has us intrigued to find out more.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (BOOM! Studios/IDW Publishing) – The past team-ups with both groups have been a lot of fun and the idea of Tommy (the Green Ranger) joining forces with the Foot Clan has us beyond excited.

Over the Ropes #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – Set in 1990s wrestling, the series is the latst to dive into the world and examines it inside and outside the ring.

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic and unexpected. Full of humor and fun, we immediately wanted more.

Jonathan Luna Teams with Lauren Kelly for a New Sci-Fi Thriller 20XX

Image Comics has announced a new, ongoing science-fiction/thriller series—20XX—by Jonathan Luna and Lauren Keely set to hit shelves this December. 

20XX imagines a not-so-distant future—a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.

20XX #1 (Diamond Code OCT190019) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 4.

20XX #1

Review: 20XX: When the Devil Drives

When I was in the military, deployments are par for the course, as just about all of us must leave our families for extended periods of time. We would visit some beautiful countries where we could hardly believe we do this for money. Countries like Colombia and France, made deployments, even easier to endure. Then there are countries where we realized right away how lucky we were.

One of those countries was Turkey, where we saw some unbelievable poverty all around its cities and amongst its people. One of the things we soon found out after entering the country, is that government ran compounds, where to pay off family debt, the female members off the family would pay it off by having sex with tourists. Looking back on it now, it makes wonder how would a government let debt be paid this way? In Ken Lowery and Jake Ekiss’ When the Devil Drives, family debt is paid by much more dangerous means.

We meet Clinton, a man whose family owes a large debt to a corporation, much like credit card companies, and must pay off his debt by being a data carrier, carrying this data from one place to another. He has to run from gangs and mercenaries, all trying to get this sensitive data, from Clinton. Along the way he uses his smarts and his onboard computer, Clippy, dodging bullets just to help his family. By book’s end, the revolution is televised and digitized, as Clinton and Clippy ends the oligarchy that rules their world.

Overall, a smart, sleek, and breakneck paced hard boiled tale that fumes with action. The story by Ken Lowery feels like an action movie, like a better Escape from LA. The art by Jake Ekiss is gorgeous. Altogether, a tour de force which will leaves readers wanting more.

Story: Ken Lowery Art: Jake Ekiss Color: Ruby Boiko, Jennifer Furman
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation:Buy

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