We rather enjoyed the Top Cow series Genius, here at Bleeding Cool, published in 2014. Reading a conspiracy theory about urban rioting, while urban rioting was going on the streets of Ferguson gave it a heady topicality, as the series unfolded alongside reality by Marc Bernadin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson.
And now, it's back. Genius, that is. From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman and new-to-the-series, artist Rosi Kampe (Afua has been snapped up by Marvel) comes a sequel series, five issues, starting in August.
In Genius, 17-year-old Destiny Ajaye took on the LAPD in her South Central Siege and paid for it—not with her life, but with her freedom. Now, in Genius: Cartel, Destiny is sequestered in the Madrasa Institute, a government school for prodigies. But will she use her gifts to wage war at the military's behest—or is she already planning another revolution?
Genius: Cartel #1 is published on Wednesday, August 16th. You can read the first issue of the 2014 series, right here.