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2021 Lost Children
Contributor(s): Betbeder, Stephane (Author), Bervas, Stephane (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 178276738X     ISBN-13: 9781782767381
Publisher: Titan Comics
OUR PRICE: $14.44  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: August 2018

Annotation: Four superpowered children are the only hope of the USA retaking the breakaway city of Detroit.

It's 2021. Detroit has seceded from the United States and its citizens are under the control of a madman with extraordinary abilities. The only hope of retaking the city lies with four superpowered children. But their powers come with a price - using them means aging instantly and prematurely. Can they save the city before their powers use up their lives?
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- Comics & Graphic Novels | Science Fiction
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 6.5" W x 10.1" (0.55 lbs) 104 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Stéphane Betbeder was born in Pau, France in 1971. He is a comics writer responsible for numerous volumes.

Stéphane Bervas was born in 1971 in Diégo Suarez, Madagascar.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 July #4)

Young mutants embark on a mission of political assassination in this melancholic near-future dystopian graphic novel. In 2017, the city of Detroit is denied aid by the government due to national industrial and financial collapse. The city secedes from the United States as the Independent Territory of Detroit under the martial law leadership of blind psychic Ike Mercy, a declared "enemy of the nation" who drugs food shipments to mind-control Detroit's citizens. Mercy's dissidence throws a wrench into the 2021 Presidential race, so the government dispatches four mutant children with orders to terminate the troublemaker. Possessing "infinite" powers, the kids join a grandfather/grandson pair of anti-Mercy freedom fighters and battle their way to their objective, encountering startling revelations about their history. They're dogged by premature aging and senility brought on by the deployment of their abilities, which will inevitably lead to their deaths. In action-packed color panels, the creative team plays with tropes familiar from decades of X-Men stories, but this French import wields fresh realism in its characterizations and political aspects, bolstered by elegant artwork and rich color tones. Involving and tragic, this dramatic addition to the mutant superhero genre has a refreshingly grown-up sensibility. (Aug.)

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