Writer: Frankee White
Illustrator: Kat 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?
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.