The year is 2023, Hudson City, New Jersey. The gap between the haves and have-nots has grown at an exponential rate since the attacks of September 11th 2001. Anti-mutant sentiment spread like a wildfire after pro-mutant terrorists claimed responsibility for the attacks. A new and stricter set of laws governing mutant rights passed into law under the Patriot Act.

We’re still living in the shadow of that day and all that followed. Food, security and survival preoccupy our time. Marginalized and oppressed tommorow’s mutant may not even be able to hope for that much. As Fordham Chemtech, Strake Industries International and other corporate scumbags compete for the most lucrative government contract ever awarded. The goal, to develop a prenatal scan for mutation.

Is the solution to sway public opinion, appeal to the oppressors and convince our countrymen that mutants are part of this society? Or failing that to take as many of them with us before we’re hauled of to the incinerators.

Boxtown

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