Next month, Scout Comics will release Junction Jones and the Corduroy Conspiracy #1. The debut issue of the cyberpunk neo-noir series comes from writer T.C. Pescatore and artist Luciano Cruzado. The series follows a pair of scavengers who accidentally become embroiled in a massive conspiracy. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive first look at the issue.

Here’s how Scout describes Junction Jones and the Corduroy Conspiracy #1:

In the derelict slums of the multidimensional town of Junction, Mister Nibs and Junction Jones scour the dangerous alleyways in search of illicit organic material to sell off at the local black market chopshops and transmutation garages, until an anonymous tip leads them to the remains of a murdered Earth hobo. The evidence they uncover on the body points to a vast government cover-up, a conspiracy of which they’re now inexplicably at the center. Their first instinct? Run and hide! But a suspicious maintenance team that just so happens to arrive at the same time, looking for the same body, may hamper that. In the ensuing stand-off Jones decides the best option may be a joke; will it fall flat or land?

Junction Jones is the first Scout Comics work for both T.C. Pescatore and Luciano Cruzado, and the first collaboration between the two. The first issue of the series will sport a main cover by Cruzado, as well as variant covers by Patrick Sparrow and Ewan McLaughlin.

Check out the exclusive preview, as well as Sparrow and McLaughlin’s variant covers, below. Junction Jones and the Corduroy Conspiracy #1 is due out in stores on Wednesday, February 22nd.