Top Cow Announces ‘Syphon’, A New Fantasy Noir Series Dealing With Social Injustice And Inequality

by Olly MacNamee

Comic book documentarian Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, The Image Revolution) and artist Jeff Edwards (G.I. Joe), team up to produce a new comic book story from a story by Mohsen Ashraf, for the forthcoming three-issue fantasy noir mini-series, Syphon, from Image Comics/Top Cow.

But what’s Syphon all about?

“Syphon introduces a new supernatural empath who is entrusted with the power to sense and siphon pain from others. Sylas, a fast-living EMT, is now able to directly ease the suffering of people around him. But the more he uses this gift, the more it curses him with carrying the miseries of those he’s helped. Tormented by his solitude, Sylas is befriended by a drifter who eventually draws him into an ages-old war that has raged for control of the human condition.”

Ashraf added about this socially conscious new series:

“Syphon is a very personal story for a generation that’s dealt with a myriad of injustice and inequality over the years. We all carry trauma with us, and this new series examines the fragile state of our collective psyche and how best to deal with it. Ultimately it delivers a message of hope, that we can be the change-makers we seek.”

Syphon #1 will be available on Wednesday, July 21st from Image Comics/Top Cow, with a first look to share with you all now:

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