2020 Visions


2020 Visions

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publisher=Vertigo
date=May 1997 - April 1998
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creators=Jamie Delano
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ISBN= 0-9742713-4-9
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ISBN1= 0-9737039-9-7
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"2020 Visions" (sometimes called "20/20 Visions" ) is a science-fiction comic book written by Jamie Delano and drawn by four artists. Originally serialized as a twelve-issue full-color limited series from 1997 to 1998 at the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, it was later collected as a black-and-white volume in a 2004 hardcover from Cyberosia Publishing and a 2005 softcover from Speakeasy Comics.

Overview

The series was four different stories of three issues each, each having its own artist, and each blending a different genre with prospective science-fiction:

# "Lust For Life" - horror-like (art by Frank Quitely)
# "La Tormenta" - crime-like (art by Warren Pleece)
# "Renegade" - western-like (art by James Romberger)
# "Repro Man" - romance-like (art by Steve Pugh)

Taking all place in the future world of the year 2020, the four stories were loosely connected by a genetic relationship between the main protagonist of each tale.

Reception

"Publishers Weekly" described the story as "William Burroughs-influenced squalor and grotesquerie [...] There are plenty of clever ideas here." [Backcover of the collected edition.]

Collected editions

The series has been collected into a couple of volumes:

* "2020 Visions" (12-issue series, DC/Vertigo, 1997-1998) collected as:
** "2020 Visions" (hardcover, Cyberosia Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-9742713-4-9)
** "2020 Visions" (softcover, Speakeasy Comics, 2005, ISBN 0-9737039-9-7)

Notes

References

* "Afterword" by Jamie Delano, in "2020 Visions" (softcover), Speakeasy Comics, 2005, ISBN 0-9737039-9-7, pp. 294-295
*comicbookdb|type=title|id=3030|title="2020 Visions"

External links

* [http://tci.homestead.com/DELANO.html A 1999 interview of Jamie Delano w/ color art from "2020 Visions"]
* [http://kvltsite.com/content/view/399/66/ Review of "2020 Visions: Lust For Life" arc on KvltSite]
* [http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/reviews/110672749141545.htm A 2006 review of the "2020 Visions" collection]


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