By Staff Reports
Coming October 26th from your friends at Black Mask Studios, The Skeptics is a sharp new series about teenage grifters who trick all sides at the height of the Cold War. Think the adolescent political mischief of Wargames meets the 60s style and hip tone of X-Men: First Class. Check out a preview after the jump!
“Beautifully subversive like classic Grant Morrison, The Skeptics is Cold War paranoia rendered with great characters and a warm heart.” – BRYAN HILL (Postal, Romulus)
So what’s the story?
It is the 1960s. The Soviets have the A bomb, the H bomb, and now the most terrifying weapon of all: a pair of psychically superpowered teens.
Terrified and desperate, the US top brass scours from coast to coast in search of psychic Americans.
Enter Dr. Isobel Santaclara, an eccentric illusionist and grifter who has recruited two teenagers and trained them to trick the US government, the Russians, and the whole world into believing they are dangerous psychics.
“The Skeptics is a frantically paced Cold War underdog story featuring a pair of inspiring female scientists and the most charming con artist this side of John Constantine. It’s an espionage/alternate-history tale with character.” – LOGAN DALTON (The Mary Sue)
Tini Howard (Power Rangers: Pink) and Devaki Neogi (Curb Stomp) will transport you through time for a unique comic that crosses Kill Your Boyfriend with Hard Day’s Night, but about politics and ethics and how punk rock it is to be the smartest person in the room.