Published on July 22nd, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
DARK HORSE PRESENTS A CYBERPUNK LOVE STORY IN “CYBERPUNK 2077: XOXO”
The writer of Netflix’s hit animated series Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners and Hugo Award nominated Cyberpunk 2077: Big City Dreams comic, Bartosz Sztybor (Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout) shares a love story tied to a gang war that just may take the Maelstrom and the Moxes down with it in Cyberpunk 2077: XOXO. Created in close collaboration with CD Projekt Red, Sztybor is joined by main cover and series artist Jakub Rebelka (Judas, Namesake, Dune: A Whisper of Caladan) and letterer Frank Cvetkovic (Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word). Variant covers for issue #1 are provided by Jeffrey Alan Love (Batman), Fabrizio De Tommaso (Morgan Lost) and Rion Chow.
Gang on gang violence rages towards a bloodbath when an ambush planned by the Maelstroms on the Moxes gets complicated. Corpo cargo worth a heavy sum is up for grabs, but loyalty only goes so far when love is on the line. One member of the Maelstroms has found something worth sacrificing for. He’s never known anyone like her. Jaw-dropping, eyes popping, pulse racing, could this be love at first sight?
Cybernetics can’t save you from heartbreak. Ensure you don’t miss this explosive love story: Cyberpunk 2077: XOXO #1 (of 4) will be available at comic stores October 18, 2023, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99.
Praise for Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout
Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #1 has all the spunk and rush of the original video games with a minor adjustment. As the issue follows Arturo through his work/life troubles and inner strife, the narrative maintains a steady pace that keeps the readers engrossed in the cogs and wheels of the year 2077.”—Cbr.com
“Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #1 is a crazy story that explores the darkest parts of humanity. If you enjoy dystopia literature, then this is undoubtedly a comic for you.”—Major Spoilers
“Writer Bartosz Sztybor builds the world for us, its flaws, its scratches and dings. The elevator bells that ring a ding ding in your head, the incessantly littered landscape of the ruined city, the downtrodden plebes and peasants. It ain’t pleasant, but Sztybor makes us feel for Arturo, the repairman. There are twists, turns, surprises, and rhythms to the pacing, making us slow down and smell the chaos.”—Fanboy Factor