Straight from comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment, comes the new project from the incredible team of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, ‘Super Powers.’
Krueger and Ross have left a definable mark on comic book heroes with their navel gazing ‘Earth X’ for Marvel Comics and the explosive ‘Justice,’ for DC Comics so it’s only natural that they would turn their attention to the Golden Age characters such as the Fighting Yank, Green Lama, The Death Defying DareDevil, the Black Terror, Masquerade, The Flame, Mister Face, Samson, The Scarab, The Owl, the Claw, Pyroman, the Arrow, the American Spirit, the Crusaders, and even the F-Troop.
I dunno about you, but even though I’m a wealth of comic book info and I only know the Green Lama, Daredevil and The Flame. This one completely blindsided me.
The project has been in development for over three years now and answers the ‘whatever happened to’ questions regarding these stalwart defenders of the free. The series is sure to be an intelligent and thought-provoking tale that reinvents these characters and provides a deeper look into the world they lived in… and there are sure to be lots of colorful explosions.
“‘Superpowers,’ for me, is a chance to do things with characters that don’t have to live by the end of the series,” said writer Jim Krueger. “To a degree, this project is the best of two worlds — the characters here are vital parts and icons in the history of heroes and comics. But at the same time, they can bleed, they can die, they don’t have to remain the good guys.”
The featured Ross artwork is the first painted for “Superpowers” and will be available through the AlexRossArt.com booth #2419 at the July Comic-Con International in San Diego. A special preview comic of ‘Superpowers’ will also be available at the booth.
Ross and Krueger will act as the co-creators of the series. Ongoing artists have not been announced yet but rumor is that the entire project will begin with the much-loved BIG EVENT mini-series.
I’ve been very happy with everything these two have done so I’m anxious to see how this shakes down.
Earth X TPB (New Printing)
Justice, Vol. 1
Justice, Vol. 2
Green Lama Mystery (Mystery Puzzlers, No 20)