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Preview: X’ed #4

X’ED #4

Written by: Tony Patrick
Illustrated by: Ayhan Hayrula, Brian Level
Colored by: Doug Garbark
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Chris Visions
In Stores: January 18

A staff member from the X’ED Initiative is injected into the Innerverse with the aim of retrieving and saving subliminal hitman Colin McClure from certain death. Meanwhile, Colin himself confronts the real nemesis lurking beneath a patient’s consciousness and unleashes an unconventional solution to all of her past traumas. The creative team of Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula are joined by Chris Visions (Dead Letters) and Brian Level (The Mantle) for this breathtaking actioner that melds unbridled adventure with mindbending ideas.

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Preview: X’ed #3

X’ED #3

Written by: Tony Patrick
Art by: Ayhan Hayrula
Colored by: Doug Garbark
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Chris Visions
IN COMIC STORES: 5/18

A sci-fi thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: “subliminal hitmen” injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you. Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a) he’s a killing machine, and b) he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

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Review: X’ed #2

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Ex-military sharpshooter turned “subliminal hitman” Colin McClure travels deeper into a psychotherapy patient’s mind than he ever has before, discovering new and increasingly perilous regions of the mindverse. Breakout creative team Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula continue to blow minds with this newest installment in their psychedelic action saga.

The first issue of X’ed was strange, this is issue is stranger. Colin continues his strange journey into the mind of the client. In the real world the facility becomes infiltrated. Who sent the singular infiltrator is unknown? Even the reason why is unknown.

The art is surreal, yet realistic in the real world. In contrast the world of the mind is strange, complex, and run more by the imagination than the rules of physics. That sort of works for it, as it helps bolster the surreal idea of diving into another person’s mind.

Story: Tony Patrick Art: Ayhan Hayrula
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: X’ed #2

X’ED #2

Written by: Tony Patrick
Art by: Ayhan Hayrula
Colored by: Doug Garbark
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Chris Visions
IN COMIC STORES: 3/30

A sci-fi thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: “subliminal hitmen” injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you. Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a) he’s a killing machine, and b) he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

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Review: X’ed #1

X'ED #1 CoverA psychedelic action-thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: ‘subliminal hitmen’ injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you.

Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hit-man. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a- he’s a killing machine, and b- he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

Honestly there is something oddly Cyberpunk feeling in this comic, or at least the concept behind the story. The story itself is definitely unique to say the least.  While not much is revealed of the characters in terms of past or backgrounds, there is something oddly intriguing about them. The only one who has slight hint of a background revealed is McClure, but it is minimal. Hopefully as more issues are released more will be reveal.

For the most that part the art is superb, and realistic when the story is in the real world. However in the world of the mind, there is something about the artwork that reminds of me of Salivor Dali. Even though the world of the mind seems much more colorful for than the real world. Where in stark contrast the real seems to be done in darker tones, of red, black, and a few other colors.

Story: Tony Patrick Art: Ayhan Hayrula
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: X’ed #1

X'ED #1 CoverA sci-fi thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: “subliminal hitmen” injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you. Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a) he’s a killing machine, and b) he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

Inception with a twist is a great way to describe X’ed #1, the new Black Mask Studios series from writer Tony Patrick and artist Ayhan Hayrula. The first issue is entertaining in a way that is solid build up and then reveal.

Like the person hiring Mezign Corporation, we’re taken step by step through the process of this next-gen psychiatry, given just a bit more knowledge than the client. We’re then taken into the mind of the client, again, much like the main character Colin, we’re kept on our toes as to what to expect, learning as he does. And then there’s some nice twists.

The flow of the comic is great, and it feels like an entertaining sci-fi story with dialogue not too deep, and enough to inform us the readers as to what’s going on without over explaining things. The characters and the dialogue is what I’d expect from a standard sci-fi film, but one that’s really entertaining.

The art by Hayrula is good. There’s a mix of tech, real world, and the dream world/mind, and they all flow really nicely. The dreamscape is where the art could possibly go off the rails being too weird, or not weird enough, and the comic has a good balance between the two.

This is a series that’s one to watch. A solid first issue that shows promise, I’m looking forward to the second.

Story: Tony Patrick Art: Ayhan Hayrula
Story: 7.8 Art: 7.8 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: X’ED #1

X’ED #1

Written by: Tony Patrick
Art by: Ayhan Hayrula
Colored by: Doug Garbark
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Chris Visions
IN COMIC STORES: 12/2

A sci-fi thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: “subliminal hitmen” injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you. Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a) he’s a killing machine, and b) he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

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Clandestino and X’Ed! Two New Titles From Black Mask Coming This Year

Following up on the momentum generated by recent hits We Can Never Go Home, Space Riders, and the hotly anticipated Young Terrorists, Black Mask Studios has announced two new #1s for October from new creators Amancay NahuelpanTony Patrick, and Ayhan Hayrula.

CLANDESTINO

Written & Illustrated by Amancay Nahuelpan
#1 street date October 7
Diamond order code AUG151178

The country of Tairona became a no man’s land after the military coup. Guerrillas were formed across the lands, and rebels unified against the dictator to resist the regime. The hopes of many lay on CLANDESTINO, who barely escaped from the military attacks as a child, to lead the revolution.

Amancay’s bold, brash, and stylish storytelling reads like he pounded this radical uprising story in the barrel of a sawed-off shotgun and shot it in your face. With its vertigo-inducing chases, high-octane heroics, and crazy body count of totalitarian stormtroopers, revolution never looked so Tarantino.

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X’ED

Written by Tony Patrick
Illustrated by Ayhan Hayrula
#1 street date October 28
Diamond order code AUG151180

A psychedelic action-thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: ‘subliminal hitmen’ injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you.

Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a- he’s a killing machine, and b- he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

Newcomer Tony Patrick has crafted a slam-dunk concept that merges all the things we love about comics: complex characters, surreal locations, mindbending concepts, and non-stop action. Ayhan’s sophisticated linework brings a smart and grounded feel to the otherworldly actioner.

Although this is Tony Patrick’s comic writing debut, he actually interned at Milestone Comics as a kid. After years of touring the world as a musician, Tony returned to New York to mentor youth in East NY and commit to his lifelong love of comics. He teamed up with Ayhan Hayrula (who illustrated the “Channel 1%” story in Occupy Comics) to bring the braincrunching world of X’ed to life.

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