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DC's New H-E-R-O By Brian Jacks
What would you do if you had powers beyond comprehension? If you could soar high above the earth with the birds? If you could move objects just by thinking about it? Would you help others? Make some cash? Spend all day on Slushfactory.com?
What if you found a device that gave you such powers?
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H-E-R-O — a new ongoing DCU series that poses these questions to everyday people working everyday jobs and living everyday lives — is written by Will Pfeifer (FINALS, BIZARRO COMICS) with art by Kano (ACTION COMICS) and painted covers by John Van Fleet (BATMAN: THE CHALICE). In H-E-R-O, each person’s attitude toward newfound power varies, and those solutions won’t always be right ones.
DC Comics says Jerry Feldon is one of those people. Describing the book, the publisher says "He's a young man living in a town where prosperity and industry have dried up, stuck in a lousy job without a future. A brush with Superman makes him even more depressed — Jerry could never be like him. And Jerry's depression is driving him toward one fateful decision, one he can never change. That is, until he finds a device that changes him. It gives him power. It gives him hope. But is that enough?"
“The characters in H-E-R-O aren’t experienced super-heroes,” says editor Peter Tomasi. “They’re new to the job. They make mistakes. They also still feel the excitement and wonder of ordinary people who are suddenly granted extraordinary powers. Will Pfeifer and Kano are giving H-E-R-O a look, mood and feel unlike any other super-hero book out there.”
Updating the popular and classic DC concept DIAL “H” FOR HERO, this new series isn’t just about Jerry Feldon. Rather, it’s a series of story arcs exploring many different ordinary people who, thanks to the H-E-R-O device, become extraordinary.
H-E-R-O #1 (DEC020768) is solicited in the December issue of Previews (Volume XII #12). The 32-page premiere issue arrives in comic-book shops February 12 with a cover price of $2.50 U.S.