Young Terrorists #1 – Pizzolo

Eye-catching title, right? The first, graphic novel sized, 80 page issue of Young Terrorists has more than an attention grabbing title and cover art.  The story has explosions, daring escapes, conspiracies, shadow groups, mega-media corporations, and a bombastic Web news reporter (think Glenn Beck) trying to link up all the details into a more honest picture than the mainstream media cover-up stories, but he’s also trying to make a buck by causing widespread paranoia and spreading hatred under the name of conservatism.YoungTerrorists_01_Proof-ThirdEye-600x928

Writer: Matt Pizzolo 

Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan

Color Artist: Jean-Paul Csuka

Letterer: Jim Campbell

Price: $6.99 (USD)

For this reason and many more, the first issue has sold out in most comic shops though it just came out on August 19th. Never fear, the publisher announced the title was going into second printing (Young Terrorists #2: APR151164 | Out on 9/16) and some issues are still at local book stores…got my copy from Barnes and Noble.

So, why do you want to read a comic about/called young terrorists? You mean to say you haven’t seen Homeland? That’s ok, this isn’t Homeland…this is something else entirely. In this story a terrorist can be a guy bent against Agricultural Corporations treating animals like less than nothing. Or documentary film director just using his lens to expose corruption in a world where censorship, restriction of freedoms, and lack of privacy falls under the blanket of security.

Young Terrorists is a mix of sci-fi, action, and political drama that you will love. I am anxiously awaiting the second issue.

From Black Mask Comics. What if “The Smoking Man” from The X-Files were a real person, and his daughter found out what he did for a living? The daughter of an assassinated globalist kingpin breaks out of an internment camp and leads her fellow escaped prisoners in a battle against an elitist conspiracy of shadow governments, megabanks, and military juntas in this edgy and subversive sci-fi thriller. Incendiary writer Matt Pizzolo and striking newcomer Amancay Nahuelpan unleash this tour-de-force that fearlessly assaults politics-as-usual. Young Terrorists continues the legacy of DMZ and The Invisibles as it manically rips the scab off life under the new world order and revels in the pus underneath.

The book opens up with a quote from NaS’ “N.Y. State of Mind“: “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” NaS also goes on to say: “Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined / I think of crime when I’m in a New York state of mind” As Marvel did, Black Mask Studios has hip-hop album cover variants of Young Terrorist but in much cooler fashion: here’s a round up of some of the originals with the homages from the good folks at Bleeding Cool

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