Cover image for Calexit. [Vol. 1] / Matteo Pizzolo, writer ; Amancay Nahuelpan, illustrator ; Tyler Boss, colorist ; Dee Cunniffe, flatter ; Jim Campbell, letterer ; Richard Nisa, map designer ; Robert Anthony Jr., flag designer.
Title:
Calexit. [Vol. 1] / Matteo Pizzolo, writer ; Amancay Nahuelpan, illustrator ; Tyler Boss, colorist ; Dee Cunniffe, flatter ; Jim Campbell, letterer ; Richard Nisa, map designer ; Robert Anthony Jr., flag designer.
Title Variants:
California Sovereign Republic
ISBN:
9781628751819
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
LA CA : Black Mask Studios, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
159 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
General Note:
Previously published in single issue form as Calexit 1-3.
Abstract:
"In Calexit, the citizens of California struggle to seize power back from an autocratic government. Jamil, a 25-year old courier (aka smuggler), and Zora, a 27-year old leader in the Mulholland Resistance, attempt to escape from Occupied Los Angeles, where martial law has been in place for the past year -- ever since America's demagogue President signed an executive order to deport all immigrants, and California responded by proclaiming itself a Sanctuary State."--Page [4] of cover.
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M / Mature.
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Summary

What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1...a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California's LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters?

What if California refused to be ruled?

From the creators of YOUNG TERRORISTS, Matteo Pizzolo (GODKILLER) and Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This topical ongoing series, collected in a first volume, presents a scenario in which a thinly veiled Donald Trump is reelected and orders the deportation of all immigrants who are living in California illegally. California subsequently secedes and becomes a sanctuary state, leading the government to cut off resources and declare martial law as the region divides into several disparate factions. Fugitive refugee Zora Donato, a resistance fighter with a half-million-dollar bounty on her head, enlists the reluctant services of drug dealer/courier/smuggler Jamil to transport her to a safe house. They're dogged by Homeland Security enforcer Father Rossie, a sadistic nationalist. The insightful script is drawn with taut, four-color artwork, as Pazzolo (Godkiller) and Nahuelpan (Young Terrorists) weave a tense too-close-to-home nightmare with visuals that ground it in gritty detail. The collection is supplemented with interviews with the author and artist, a cover gallery, and other materials that bring into focus the political climate and factors that inspired the series. This rock-solid dystopian comic is thought-provoking and highly recommended. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.