Author: Tini Howard
Artis: Devaki Neogi
A stylish, political adventure about a pair of hip, clever teens who fool the world into believing they have superpowers. Like X-Men: First Class meets Project Alpha. It is the 1960s. The Russians have the A bomb, the H bomb, and now the most terrifying weapon of all: a pair of psychically superpowered young people. Terrified and desperate, the US top brass scours from coast to coast in search of psychic Americans. Enter Dr. Isobel Santaclara, an eccentric illusionist and grifter who has recruited two teenagers and trained them to trick the US government, the Russians, and the whole world into believing they are dangerous psychics. The Skeptics is a pre-punk period piece, a sort of honest, unfuzzy, non-nostalgic look at the Cold War in DC. Like a cross between Kill Your Boyfriend and Hard Day's Night, but about politics and ethics and how punk rock it is to be the smartest person in the room.