FEATURES : COLUMNS : REVIEWS : NEWS : FILM & TV : FORUMS : UGO

ABOUT




New Doc Ock Hits Spider-Man
Have you seen the new Doctor Octopus, designed by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos? Click to dig the Doc.
Marvel Hires New Publisher
Following such rumors, Marvel today announced that Bill Jemas has been replaced as Publisher. Now read who took his job.
CrossGen's Solus #7
CrossGen thinks you'll love George Pérez's new issue of Solus. And to prove it, here's a five-page preview.
Marvel Searches For She-Hulk
Writer Geoff Johns and artist Scott Kolins reunite for Marvel's Avengers as they search for She-Hulk.
Virtex Returns For Digital Webbing
A comic about a cybernetic cowboy that hunts outlaws riding dinosaurs? Where do we sign up? Read on and find out.
Marvel's Mutants Gains New Penciler
Marvel's New Mutants has a new artist onboard, and we've got a five-page preview. See if he's got the chops.
Image Rocks Out With Shangri-La
Are you ready to rock and roll? Image is, with their upcoming graphic novel Shangri-La. Read the details here.
Marvel Teams Up For A Good Cause
Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk team up for charity in a special December one-shot. Read all about it.
Davis' Marquis Returns In December
Guy Davis' sin-slayer is back in The Marquis: Intermezzo, coming from Oni Press. Read all about it.
Marvel Unveils '04 FF Plans
Marvel plans three Fantastic Four series for 2004, and we've got the details and preview art. Check this out.
2F2F DVD Contest
The hit street racing film 2 Fast 2 Furious is driving to DVD players near you. Win a free copy from Slush and Universal.
 








News::
DC's New H-E-R-O
By Brian Jacks

01.14.03


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?


Article continued below advertisement


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.

 

 
E-Mail Author  |  Archive  |  Tell A Friend

 

 



 
Sword of Dracula
Slush launches our Halloween countdown with the first in a series of spooky reviews. First up? New series, Sword of Dracula.
John Byrne's IMO
This week John points out that fans cannot read the minds of creators, although you wouldn't know that by listening to some of them.
The Dead Zone
Flesh-eating zombies battle the last remaining police officer in Image's new series, The Walking Dead. We review the first issue.
Steve Niles Interview
Slush interviews Steve Niles, the acclaimed writer of 30 Days of Night, who tells us about the relaunch of Fused.
A Spidery Preview
Have you seen the new Doctor Octopus, designed by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos? Click to dig the Doc.
Kill Bill Review
Slush reviews the first installment of Quentin Tarantino's kung fu slasher masterpiece, Kill Bill.
Viper Interview
Slush takes a look at new publisher Viper Comics, and interviews the guys behind two of its hottest books.
Peanuts Collected
Cartoon fans rejoice. Fantagraphics is reprinting the entire collection of Charles Schulz' Peanuts. Read on for details.


CHANNELS:  Features | Columns | Reviews | News | Film & TV | Forums | Slushfactory.com

Copyright © 2003 Slush Factory Entertainment (E-mail)
All Rights Reserved : No portion of Slush may be reprinted in any form without prior consent