20XX #1

Writer: Lauren Keely, Jonathan Luna Artist: Jonathan Luna Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating


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.

  • 9.6
    The Daily Fandom - Megan Prevost Dec 4, 2019

    20XX #1 is packed with world-building, but not in an in your face kind of way. It is peppered with hints and comments that clue you into the world that you're reading about. It's so subtle that by the end of the issue you don't even realize how much you've learned about the world so far. By the second half, I was scrambling to get to the end. I wanted to know more about the story and more about Meria. Every new thing I learned seems to hold a new thing I wanted to know more about the inside of it. Laced with wonderful art, 20XX #1 is at the top of my comics to keep reading list. I wish the first issue had been longer, and I can't wait to learn more about the world that Keely and Luna have created together. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Dec 4, 2019

    20XX succeeds with a mix of excellent artwork and well done characters. It is a timely comic executed with a high level of craft, and I am confident recommending it to any and all readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Zachary Whittaker Dec 3, 2019

    Luna and Keely waste no time establishing a relatable protagonist in Mer, and a believable and immersive world in 20XX. Together they've created an interesting piece of science fiction that allows them to investigate real issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 4, 2019

    20XX is a dark story of desperate people with unwanted psychic powers living in a treacherous and dangerous world where everyone is a potential enemy, whether they are infected or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Dec 4, 2019

    Stories like this always end up being less about what is happening and more about how the characters handle the situations. This is about human nature, and what people resort to when they are mistreated and cast aside. In desperate times we resort to desperate measures. What would you do to survive? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 4, 2019

    With a cliffhanger ending that leaves room for the story to advance in a number of directions, 20XX #1 certainly gives readers plenty of incentive to tune back in for issue two. I hope the creative team of Luna and Keely can continue to find traction with this story. It feels like this book could tell a powerful tale if it's given the chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 28, 2019

    '20XX' is described as a "sci-fi thriller" but it's more than that. Keely and Luna mesh elements of science-fiction, medical thriller, horror, superheroes with a subtext of a prejudicial dystopian society. This is a smart and exciting new series that looks fantastic.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Dec 4, 2019

    The black-and-white debut will launch readers on a roller coaster of emotions as they are introduced to a world on the brink. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Dec 7, 2019

    The story has me clamoring for more, the art not so much. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Dec 6, 2019

    "20XX" #1 is a tense thriller that grows more intriguing as the issue progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 5, 2019

    While it feels like there's still a missing ingredient to really make this narrative stand apart, the execution makes 20XX a decent read. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...