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Comic Book Mini-Series 'Home' to Explore U.S. Immigration Policy and Border Patrol Through a Superhero Lens

Debut creators Julio Anta ( Frontera , forthcoming HarperCollins 2023) and Anna Wieszczyk weave a deeply grounded and heartfelt story in the forthcoming comic book Home . This five-issue miniseries will explore the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers, and will launch from Image Comics in April. Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.  “As the son and grandson of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, and now a parent myself, the news of the government's family separation policy both broke my heart and filled me with anger,” said Anta in an exclusive scoop on the announcement at The Hollywood Reporter . “ Home is an attempt to channel those complicated feelings about what it means to be an American into a story about empowered Latinx characters dealing with the c

REVIEW: 'Horizon' #4 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, and Frank Martin


★★★★☆ (4/5)

'Horizon' #4 is off and running as Zhia and her team are on the run from the law and it's the most exciting opening sequence you'll find in comics. 

Penciller Juan Gedeon and colorist Frank Martin know action. If you've been following the series you know Gedeon has a unique art style, built on expressing motion that sometimes sacrifices detail for sheer visceral excitement. In this newest chapter, the opening car chase is a shot of adrenaline that builds and builds until coming to an explosive end. Gedeon's shaky frenetic lines give each panel a sense of movement and the layouts perfectly choreograph the pulse-pounding pursuit. It's the highlight of the issue.

Meanwhile, Brandon Thomas' script bursts out of the gate with that great chase and slowly turns Zhia's group from the hunted to the hunter. There's also a heart to the issue amid the frenzy. Getting Finn back from the agents galvanizes the team and adds an emotional element to all the exciting twists and turns in the issue. The introduction of a new game-changing character sets up the next issue with a brief but effective scene. 

'Horizon' continues to build on a larger narrative that while exciting in pieces should probably be enjoyed as a whole when the trade paperwork arrives. Nonetheless, this latest chapter is a masterpiece of explosive action with a unique look and feel from Gedeon and Martin. Hold on to your butts, and get this series. 

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