20 FISTS, ISSUE #1

Writer: Frankee White

Illustrator: Kat Baumann

Publisher: Self-published

20 Fists #1, cover, self-published, White/Baumann
20 Fists #1, cover, self-published, White/Baumann

WHAT IS IT?

20 Fists is an upcoming, self-published Action/Romance OGN consisting of 5 chapters over 3 black-and-white issues, before the graphic novel is published. The chapters mentioned above are 3 "rounds," where the action mainly takes place, and 2 "interludes" where the romance backstory is explored.


This review covers the first issue, which collects the first two chapters, Round 1, and Interlude 1.


20 Fists is like a '70s New York Teen Gang film, like The Wanderers or The Warriors, meets an early 2000s "will they won't they" rom-com, but gay.


WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

(Minor Spoilers)


The No Names, led by quiet and mild Chel, and The Big Coats, led by the loud and punky Billie, are two rival fist-fighting gangs. The gangs can't stand each other even a bit, and whenever both groups are in the same place, there's no way there won't be a fight.