b2s pick: Analog by Gerry Duggan, David O’Sullivan & Jordie Bellaire

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Analog by Gerry Duggan, David O’Sullivan & Jordie Bellaire (Image Comics, 2018- )

Agent: Gerry Duggan

Status:

Summary: Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men,” like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back—because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.

Notes: I probably would have called this something like Doxed. One man doxed the world and no one knows it, They just think that the cloud crashed. Jack did it to stop the world from being corrupted by a tech oligarch but is it any better? No one goes online anymore unless they want everyone know it. Hence the idea of everything being ‘analog’. Flashing back to 2018 to explain why Jack did what he did and what the world has become 10 years later. Very John Le Carre with a light sci-fi element.

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