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The Unheroes is a five page story I illustrated for New York comic artist Neil Kleid, which, if a publisher picks up, may become a 12 issue series. Some people may be suprised to see me doing this kind of story; a superhero comic not steeped in irony, cynicism, and ridicule of everything surrounding it, but hey, I'm like multifaceted and shit. Over the next few months I'm going to post some comics I've done that have long been off this website or have never seen the light of day. Below is the plot summary. Enjoy.

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THE UNHEROES is the story of Simon Weiss, formerly known as the Seraph, and the "Power and Loss" support group he attends Tuesdays from 8-10 PM. There, he copes with "god-withdrawal" and blackouts amid a group of ex-heroes and power addicts while searching for a way to become the Seraph once more. But when the bodies of ex-superheroes begin to litter the streets, Simon worries that his blackouts are happening for a reason ­ and perhaps the Seraph is possessing him while he sleeps. He enlists the help of his support group to figure things out and help stop the Seraph... before the Seraph stops him.

"Do gods dream? Some faiths claim the mortal soul returns to god's presence each night, gaining wisdom at the feet of its creator. But what of those who once were gods- what do their dreams tell them? Do they speak of power, loss, emptiness and hope? Or do they fear the power ­ hoping beyond hope that they never have to hunt down another supervillain, fight another serial killer or face another day of loneliness and emptiness?

"Or maybe they just want to talk to someone who can relate.

"Feel free to join them. Front Street Community Center, Room 613. Tuesdays from 8-10 PM."

Read the five page preview.
08.09.2005 |