Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #1

Welcome thrill-seekers, to Libertyville, USA. If you are unfamiliar with Dynamite Entertainment’s Project Superpowers series, and its subsequent spin-offs, that ok. A good spinoff doesn’t rely on it’s source material too much. You don’t need to watch Cheers to enjoy Fraser. Smooth Willie Williams Jr., Mayor of Libertyville, catches you up on the important details in a short “expository seminar” which basically comes down to the fact that Libertyville has “too many $&@#(! Heroes”

When the full blown heroes are busy trying to get a piece of the spotlight, what hope does a sidekick have? That’s basically the story we have when Captain Battle Jr., Sparky, and Tim (you’ve heard of, Tim, haven’t you?) are the first on the scene when Dr. Baron Von Physics’ submarine surfaces just off one of Libertyville’s truly lovely and romantic boardwalks.

The sidekicks manage to defeat the villainous Doctor, but when The Black Terror shows up to take credit YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! Well, you might, but I’m still not going to tell you.

Ryan Browne’s story is full of cheeky quips and snarky goodness, with just a hint of serious social issues. The art by Pete Woods is clean and simple, and evokes the history behind most of Dynamite’s Golden Age hero roster.

I’m giving this issue a 3.5 of of 5, and look forward to what is coming next.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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