Preview: X’ED #1
Story: Tony Patrick
Art: Ayhan Hayrula, Doug Garbark & Jim Campbell
Cover: Chris Visions
Publisher: Black Mask
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2015
WHAT IS IT?
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.
WHO MADE IT?
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’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.