First Look at Lauren Keely and Jonathan Luna’s 20XX #1

While his brother Joshua Luna may be out of sorts with Image Comics at the moment, Jonathan Luna is clearly not, and the co-creator of Girls, The Sword, Alex + Ada and Eternal Empire has teamed up with artist Lauren Keely for her very first comic book work, with a new series 20XX coming out at the arse-end of 2019… and here’s a first look inside the pages.

20XX #1 (MR)
(W) Lauren Keely, Jonathan Luna (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
SERIES PREMIERE From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) and LAUREN KEELY, in her writing debut, comes an all-new ongoing series! This sci-fi thriller for mature readers 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. In Shops: Dec 04, 2019 SRP: $3.99

 

Jonathan Luna and Lauren Keely Launch Adults Only Sci-Fi Thriller 20XX at Image in 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.

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“I’m very excited about 20XX, as it combines some elements I’ve wanted to use in a story for a very long time: gangs mixed with romance, drama, and supernatural abilities, inspired by cyberpunk,” said Luna. “Lauren and I have spent over a year developing this series. It’s evolved quite a bit over that time, having gone through multiple iterations, and we ultimately took what we loved from those iterations and created something we hope everyone will enjoy. Everyone over 18, that is.”

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Keely added: “20XX is a very ambitious first project for me. But that’s what I love about it. I love diving headfirst into something that’s a bit outside of my comfort zone. I’m so excited for readers to experience the world that Jonathan and I have created, and I hope that this story and the themes we explore—belonging, prejudice, and morality—will resonate with readers in a way that stays with them long after they’ve put the books down.”

 

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