A nod. A wink. A knowing look.
Whether it’s your sibling, your spouse, a best friend, a fellow pop culture enthusiast – there are those people that you are just completely sympatico with, aren’t there?
Maybe it’s more than that. Maybe it’s dare we say, a super-power?
Whoa whoa whoa! Let’s keep that to ourselves, if at all possible. Do you know what society would be like if word got out that some people had a sort of telepathic ability? The world would go absolutely cray cray. Hell, people might even go off the deep end and rate Mel Gibson’s (newly christened all-time classic and decades-ahead-of-it’s-time) What Women Want.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Instead, let’s start with today’s release of a new classic in science fiction: Telepaths!
Telepaths, a new six-issue miniseries, is written and illustrated by comic book luminaries and fan favourites, J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One, Babylon 5) and Steve Epting (Captain America, Avengers, Velvet) and published via independent publisher, AWA Studios – a company known for its work with some of comicdoms best talents.
Set in would-be present day, Telepaths tells the story of an electromagnetic disturbance that awakens telepathic powers in one-tenth of the world’s population.
Of course, everything changes. Villains become heroes, the seemingly heroic become villains, and the majority of the world seeks to hunt the outcast telepaths.
In the world of Telepaths, when no secret is safe , no one is safe. It’s a fascinating premise that has roots in the issues and societal problems investigated in the stories of comic books past, with a firm grasp of the topics, questions and communication quandaries that we all wrestle with today.
Make the run to your local, better, comic book shop. And when you pick up Telepaths #1, give a little, knowing nod to the shop keep.
But then again, they already know what you’re thinking, don’t they?