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Post by MajorHoy on Sat May 26, 2018 9:29 pm

After a couple of limited series written by Warren Ellis (PROJECT SUPERPOWERS BLACKCROSS) and Ryan Browne (PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS) that seemed to . . . stray from the original storyline, writer Rob Williams is now taking a crack at this.


PROJECT SUPERPOWERS VOL. 3 #0
Superpowers #0: Project Superpowers is Back! Written by Rob (Suicide Squad) Williams, illustrated by Sergio (Swords of Sorrow, Superman) Davila, and featuring an all-star roster of cover artists, this introductory priced issue is the perfect starting point for the most ambitious superhero story of 2018.
An all-new threat faces the Earth, while the team faces turmoil from within and must overcome all obstacles to prove their worth and value in a world that desperately needs its heroes. The Death Defying Devil, Samson, Black Terror, Masquerade, Green Lama, Scarab and more are all here as the adventure begins again.
Featuring an introductory story leading right into the all-new #1 next month, Project Superpowers #0 is action-packed and introductory priced. Includes bonus materials and 16 pages of original story.
Writer: Rob Williams
Art: Sergio Davila
U.S. Cover Price: $0.10
ON SALE DATE: 7/4/2018
https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513026872300011


PROJECT SUPERPOWERS VOL. 3 #1
The Project Superpowers heroes came from the past, now they have to prove their relevance in the modern world. A 21st Century threat is coming for us all. What dread secrets does The Death Defying Devil hold? The Lighthouse will rise and the Spirit of The American Flag will take on a new host. But will it be enough? Can superheroes still save the day?
Writer: Rob Williams
Art: Sergio Davila
U.S. Cover Price: $3.99
ON SALE DATE: 8/1/2018
https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513026872301011
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun May 27, 2018 2:19 pm

Always good to see Rob Williams getting work. Although he has some annoying tics, he's a decent writer.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun May 27, 2018 3:53 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Always good to see Rob Williams getting work. Although he has some annoying tics, he's a decent writer.
I don't recall reading much of his work, but after the Warren Ellis "Blackcross" fiasco, I'm hoping Dynamite gets this franchise back on the right track.
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Post by tony ingram on Sun May 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Might have to take a look, I remember quite enjoying the original.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun May 27, 2018 6:15 pm

tony ingram wrote:Might have to take a look, I remember quite enjoying the original.
And since DC isn't doing much yet with their Golden Age heroes, . . . Sleep
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Mon May 28, 2018 6:17 pm

MajorHoy wrote:And since DC isn't doing much yet with their Golden Age heroes, . . . Sleep

You young people — always so impatient! Razz
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Post by MajorHoy on Tue May 29, 2018 12:50 am

Lucy McGough wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:And since DC isn't doing much yet with their Golden Age heroes, . . . Sleep
You young people — always so impatient! Razz
And not very trusting these days, either!
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue May 29, 2018 10:02 pm

tony ingram wrote:Might have to take a look, I remember quite enjoying the original.

About the same here, which is odd given how closely I usually follow Ellis. I'll have to look.
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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Might have to take a look, I remember quite enjoying the original.

About the same here, which is odd given how closely I usually follow Ellis. I'll have to look.
It's odd that Dynamite have done so little with the concept, really. Or with superheroes in general, for that matter. They do tend to be the better sellers.
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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:45 pm

tony ingram wrote:It's odd that Dynamite have done so little with the concept, really. Or with superheroes in general, for that matter. They do tend to be the better sellers.
But are those "better sellers" in the superhero field more likely to be those from DC and Marvel? I don't know how many other companies (at least here in the U.S.) have had much traction in that area over the past several years, though there have been several attempts.

By the way, finally got around to ordering the TPB collection of Death Defying 'Devil from Dynamite (from back in 2009).



I had previously bought the Masquerade (formerly Miss Masque) tpb, but have stayed away from the Black Terror ones. (I picked up some random issues of Black Terror in discount bins in the past, and for some reason he was more like a pirate with a parrot and a flying pirate ship or something?)
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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:12 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:It's odd that Dynamite have done so little with the concept, really. Or with superheroes in general, for that matter. They do tend to be the better sellers.
But are those "better sellers" in the superhero field more likely to be those from DC and Marvel? I don't know how many other companies (at least here in the U.S.) have had much traction in that area over the past several years, though there have been several attempts.

By the way, finally got around to ordering the TPB collection of Death Defying 'Devil from Dynamite (from back in 2009).



I had previously bought the Masquerade (formerly Miss Masque) tpb, but have stayed away from the Black Terror ones. (I picked up some random issues of Black Terror in discount bins in the past, and for some reason he was more like a pirate with a parrot and a flying pirate ship or something?)
I must have missed that series. They did use the classic Black Terror in another series awhile back, but the title escapes me...
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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:25 pm

tony ingram wrote: . . . They did use the classic Black Terror in another series awhile back, but the title escapes me...
I know he was included in Masks and Masks 2.


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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:40 pm

That's what I was thinking of! Thank you!
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:58 am

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote: . . . By the way, finally got around to ordering the TPB collection of Death Defying 'Devil from Dynamite (from back in 2009).



I had previously bought the Masquerade (formerly Miss Masque) tpb, but have stayed away from the Black Terror ones. (I picked up some random issues of Black Terror in discount bins in the past, and for some reason he was more like a pirate with a parrot and a flying pirate ship or something?)
I must have missed that series.
Finally got delivery of the book and read it the other day. Wasn't as interesting as I was hoping it would be, and actually didn't feel like much of a complete story to me. (Definitely preferred the Masquerade series, and even the four issues of The Owl by J.T. Krul that came out in 2013.)
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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:46 pm

MajorHoy wrote:After a couple of limited series written by Warren Ellis (PROJECT SUPERPOWERS BLACKCROSS) and Ryan Browne (PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS) that seemed to . . . stray from the original storyline, writer Rob Williams is now taking a crack at this.


PROJECT SUPERPOWERS VOL. 3 #0
Superpowers #0: Project Superpowers is Back! Written by Rob (Suicide Squad) Williams, illustrated by Sergio (Swords of Sorrow, Superman) Davila, and featuring an all-star roster of cover artists, this introductory priced issue is the perfect starting point for the most ambitious superhero story of 2018.
An all-new threat faces the Earth, while the team faces turmoil from within and must overcome all obstacles to prove their worth and value in a world that desperately needs its heroes. The Death Defying Devil, Samson, Black Terror, Masquerade, Green Lama, Scarab and more are all here as the adventure begins again.
Featuring an introductory story leading right into the all-new #1 next month, Project Superpowers #0 is action-packed and introductory priced. Includes bonus materials and 16 pages of original story.
Writer: Rob Williams
Art: Sergio Davila
U.S. Cover Price: $0.10
ON SALE DATE: 7/4/2018
https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513026872300011
Issue #0 is due out this week.

Variant covers are by John Royale, Philip Tan, Sergio Davila, Ed Benes, and J. G. Jones. (They all appear to be portions of images based on covers for issue #1; ComicList has them labeled as "Sneek Peek Variant" covers.)
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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 pm

Hang on...10c? Hmmm...
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:58 am

tony ingram wrote:Hang on...10c? Hmmm...
And with issue #1 it goes to $3.99 (U.S.) cover price.
(Dynamite had previously started some titles, like Sheena and the current run of Red Sonja at 25¢ for the #0 issue.)
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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:10 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Hang on...10c? Hmmm...
And with issue #1 it goes to $3.99 (U.S.) cover price.
(Dynamite had previously started some titles, like Sheena and the current run of Red Sonja at 25¢ for the #0 issue.)
Thanks to the exchange rate, 10c American is about 6p in pounds sterling, so my local comic shop probably won't even bother to charge for them! Another freebie! Very Happy
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:27 am

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Hang on...10c? Hmmm...
And with issue #1 it goes to $3.99 (U.S.) cover price.
(Dynamite had previously started some titles, like Sheena and the current run of Red Sonja at 25¢ for the #0 issue.)
Thanks to the exchange rate, 10c American is about 6p in pounds sterling, so my local comic shop probably won't even bother to charge for them! Another freebie! Very Happy
And I'm guessing they may have gone with the 10¢ price instead of 25¢ because 10¢ would have been the typical cover price for a regular comic book back in the Golden Age.



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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Well, I read the 0 issue last night and...I'm not really that impressed. The art's ok, though not outstanding, but the story basically went nowhere, and given how long it's been since the last series, I'd have expected them to make more of an effort to reintroduce the characters and recap the story so far, for new reaers or those who've just forgotten the details. Sloppy, I felt. Anyone not familiar with the characters would be none the wiser as to who the Green Lama or (Dare)devil were after reading this, and tbe others were just background fillers.
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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:10 pm

tony ingram wrote:Well, I read the 0 issue last night and...I'm not really that impressed. The art's ok, though not outstanding, but the story basically went nowhere, and given how long it's been since the last series, I'd have expected them to make more of an effort to reintroduce the characters and recap the story so far, for new reaers or those who've just forgotten the details. Sloppy, I felt. Anyone not familiar with the characters would be none the wiser as to who the Green Lama or (Dare)devil were after reading this, and tbe others were just background fillers.
I'm hoping to get to a store and pick this up in the next week or two.
As for your criticisms, well, I believe this #0 issue supposedly was only 16 pages of story. Maybe they just wanted it to be more of a tease and there'll be more of what you expected in the actual issue #1?
(But then again, the way many <American> comics seem to be written these days, . . . )
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:17 pm

The point of a teaser issue like this, though, is surely to draw the reader in. It's difficult to do that if the reader has no idea what's going on, who anyone is, or why he should care.
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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:26 pm

tony ingram wrote:The point of a teaser issue like this, though, is surely to draw the reader in. It's difficult to do that if the reader has no idea what's going on, who anyone is, or why he should care.
Sometimes writers seem to use teasers to make people ask questions, then hope those people will want to buy future issues to find the answers.
It's like movie trailers where they show cool action scenes but don't really explain what the hell the movie is actually about. But it looks awesome!
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:46 pm

In this case, it didn't look awesome enough. It doesn't help that I have no sentimental attachment to the concept of America and therefore just found the floating flag rather silly and the gravitas it was treated with vaguely irritating.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:20 am

tony ingram wrote:In this case, it didn't look awesome enough. It doesn't help that I have no sentimental attachment to the concept of America and therefore just found the floating flag rather silly and the gravitas it was treated with vaguely irritating.

Same here.
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