TELEPATHS #1 Review

The brand new epic from comic book legends J. Michael Straczynksi (The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor) and Steve Epting (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). An electromagnetic disturbance results in the sudden awakening of telepathic powers in a tenth of the Earth’s population. In the moments after the world comes to grip with this development, newly-telepathic Boston police find themselves sent against a wrongly convicted prisoner who becomes a hero and leader of other telepaths trying to escape a world in which their powers will make them targets. Both are heroes of their own story, and the future may depend on whether or not trust can be found between them.”

Here’s what I love about this book: it’s thick with set-up from cover to cover. J. Michael Straczynski continues to prove the wealth and worth of his ideas by giving us Telepaths #1. Imagine a normal Earth touched by something extraordinary and that’s where we find our cast of primary characters.

What really turns this opener into a crowd pleaser is the art done by Steve Epting. Whether it’s a birthday surprise or a global disaster unfolding we have a feast before our eyes. Seriously, when you nab a new comic book you hope the art matches the story in quality but this honestly elevates it.

With titles like this AWA is quickly becoming synonymous with quality. Telepaths #1 offers a world we know with a twist. The script is engaging and the pictures are fire so should you pick this up? I’m sending you my psychic answer… if that didn’t come through: YES. You really really should!

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