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Illustrated by Ayhan Hayrula and Chris Visions
Published by Black Mask Studios
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A sci-fi thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: ‘subliminal hitmen’ injected into your mind who hunt down the demons that haunt you. Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corp’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a- he’s a killing machine, and b- he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma. From writer Tony Patrick (Batman And The Signal) and artist Ayhan Hayrula. Collects issues 1-5.

"If you like smart, high-octane sci-fi, you'll love X'ed. Patrick and Hayrula create a thrilling world, where hitmen injected into your mind hunt down your inner demons - A book with as many twists and turns as there are in the labyrinth of the human brain. A huge achievement!" -Scott Snyder (Batman, Wytches)

About The Author

After a brief stint as an NBC page, Tony Patrick sold a feature-length screenplay to Hollywood and worked as a staff writer on a network sitcom. After a six-year hiatus in Europe and Southeast Asia, Tony returned stateside with two short documentaries, an album, and numerous TV and feature film scripts underneath his belt. His short, Black Card, has aired on HBO and Cinemax following a lengthy film-festival run. The first volume of his creator-owned comic book, X’ED, was published by Black Mask Studios (2015) and he's currently the co-writer of DC Comics' Batman and The Signal (2018) along with New York Times best-selling author Scott Snyder. Not only is he a proud alumnus of the 2016 DC Comics Writers Workshop and Sundance Institute's New Frontier WorldBuilding Residency, he's also the founder of the Tenfold Gaming Initiative. When he's not working on WorldBuilds for Sundance (Future of Work:LA), Ford (CES 2018 Keynote), or the Future of Work: Brooklyn...Sir Tony Patrick is adapting his latest graphic work--Whitepaper -- for all audiences to enjoy.

About The Illustrators

Product Details

  • Publisher: Black Mask Studios (January 26, 2021)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628751154

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Raves and Reviews

"Inception with a twist is a great way to describe X'ed… we're kept on our toes and there's some nice twists."

– Brett Schenker, Graphic Policy

"A never-ending ocean of pure, unadulterated fun."

– Nikki Sherman, Comicosity

"The plethora of new characters, concepts and scenarious is ultimately no more confusing than a journey through Lewis Carroll's Wonderland, one where the abstract images of dreams are accepted just because they are present. Patrick has maintained the tens

– Richard Gray, Newsarama

"A crazy sci-fi adventure. It's a cross between classic Michael Crichton and today's James Cameron… X'ed has the action you're looking for along with the story and artwork to back it up."

– Dan Leicht, All Comic

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