Youth is a new ComiXology originals series by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto about two queer teenagers who run away from their lives in a bigoted small town and then…something happens. It’s a science fiction story with its second issue out today (read the preview to issue #2 here). Before getting acquainted by reading the new series why not read a bit about the characters within with a handy, and exclusive, guide?
Comixology has offered us an exclusive “Before and After” superpowers art piece by Diotto with bios of teen characters written by Pires himself. Check out the art and bios below!
comiXology Originals: Youth cast of characters
From left to right (NOTE: The abilities of the five are incubational and new powers are manifesting and continue to manifest as time from exposure increases. The exact nature and scope of powers is, as such, impossible to predict at this moment):
FRANK – Introverted. Intelligent. A bit reserved and anxious about the way the world perceives him. Making a conscious effort to put himself out there more.
Powers: Flight. Remaining powers unknown.
RIVER – More of a hothead. Impulsive but still has a good heart.
POWERS: Flight. Super Strength. Heat vision.
TRIXY – Outgoing and flirtatious. The most sexually liberated of the group. Also very empathetic and smart.
POWERS: Energy absorption / redistribution.
JAN – Smart and Acerbic. She’s sort of the smartest of the group and functions more of a planner as far as things go than any of the others.
POWERS: Temporal Manipulation. Telepathy.
KURT – Loosey Goosey. Plays fast and loose with life. Better to ask forgiveness than permission.
POWERS: Flight. Super Strength.
In addition to the exclusive “Before and After” we have an exclusive look at an early character design sheet from Alex Diotto. Check it out below!
An interesting concept around superpowers and issue #2 of Youth which is available today.