The Pander Brothers' epic 335 page graphic novel "The Dissident" (Formerly "XXX" from Dark Horse Comics) is now available for the first time in full color with remastered artwork and new story elements for this deluxe 21st century digital edition available at the Pander Brothers digital comics imprint FUSE Comics and TheDissidentDaily.comDon't miss this critically acclaimed political thriller deemed a "Comix Masterpiece" by Mondo 2000.

The DISSIDENT: Opt Out - (Variant Cover)  - Art by Pander Bros.

The DISSIDENT: Opt Out - (Variant Cover)  - Art by Pander Bros.

On New Year's Eve 2032, HANS NOBEL, a journalist with a photographic memory, finds himself at the center of a political uprising when an activist movement called ECHO rebels against an oppressive system that uses personal online information to oppress its citizens. When the national election is cancelled, the public is fed up and join the ECHO' activists who have "opted out" of social technology. Echo plans an uprising timed to coincide with a hack of the system's data hub called "The Nucleus" where all personal information is stored, in order to ensure the "Opt Outers" identities will remain anonymous and safe from reprisal. Hans is tasked to hack and destroy the Nucleus'. But as forces close in Hans must become a human back-up-drive, running into the heart of the uprising in Times Square to deliver the code to Fathom and save the Opt Outers from mass persecution.

Wacom presents a short documentary about the making of the THE DISSIDENT. Read it FREE: Produced and directed by Darren Higgins.

The Pander Brothers discuss their storytelling process of The Dissident for The Oregon Storytellers series in 1859 magazine online produced by Andy Batt.