Dynamite Entertainment has announced Superpowers will be the next project for Alex Ross and Jim Krueger. Apparently the project has been under development for the past three years and the first issue should see the light of day before the end of 2007.

“SUPERPOWERS will be unlike anything that Dynamite has done to date,” said Dynamite Publisher Nick Barrucci in a prepared statement. “Not only in terms of the subject matter, but in terms of every approach we’re taking with the series. After all, it’s not everyday you get to work with Alex Ross. Although, I should throw in a tease that I’m living the dream of two lifetimes as this is just one of the projects we have cooking with Alex in 2007 and 2008!”

Ross will be co-plotting the series and do the cover work and character designs, with the series written by Jim Krueger.

Take the jump for more information and the first painted piece for Superpowers that will also be a print available at Alex Ross’ booth at next week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.

From the dawn of the 20th Century came a new chapter in mankind’s history, unleashed during a time of great war and destruction.

It was the beginning of the Age of the SUPERPOWERS, yet with the closing of the Second World War, this new spark seemingly flickered and died.

Until now…

Now the story can be told of the great lost Superpowers — men and women with incredible abilities who changed the course of mankind forever . . . and who had been thought lost . . .

Until now . . .


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  1. July 19, 2007 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Looks like the Black Terror and the Green Lama, behind the boomerang guy in the foreground. I’ll need Matthew’s obsure hero recognition powers to figure out the rest. . .

  2. July 19, 2007 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    Black Terror is indeed in the black suit, Green Lama above him. Yellow suit and red cape is The Flame, the boomerang guy is Daredevil (the original), the woman in the hat to his right is Miss Masque, I believe that the bow and arrow guy is The Arrow, in the upper left is the vilainous Claw, the green-skinned head in the background is probably The Face, the purple cape could be The Owl, and even I’m in the dark about the man with the blindfold at bottom left.

    It should be noted that most of these guys (since they’re in public domain) have been revived before, and that Miss Masque & Black Terror were simultaneously in print by AC Comics and by America’s Best Comics in ‘Terra Obscura.’

  3. July 19, 2007 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    And this is why I’m glad Matthew is on our team.

  4. July 19, 2007 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Just imagine my powers used for evil… :)

  5. Brent F.
    July 19, 2007 at 5:00 pm — Reply

    The old man with the blind fold is Samson.

  6. July 19, 2007 at 5:29 pm — Reply

    Samson as in Gold Key’s “Mighty Samson?” He’s not in public domain… is he?

  7. Brent F.
    July 19, 2007 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    No, Samson from Fox Features Comic, he was created by Will Eisner.

  8. July 19, 2007 at 6:16 pm — Reply

    Samson from Fox Features Comic didn’t wear a blindfold, but Mighty Samson did…

    Of course, this then begs the question of the Blue Beetle. Obviously the character in the upper right is based on him (and The Flame, Samson, and BB appeared together in Fox’s “Big 3” comic.) What are they gonna call him?

    (Silly trivia: When AC Comics lost the rights to the Charlton characters, Blue Beetle’s place was taken by Scarlet Scorpion…)

  9. Brent F.
    July 19, 2007 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    Well it is indeed the Samson of Fox Feature Comics.

    Most comic book “Samson” heroes are inspired by the biblical character. Fox Feature Comics’ Samson was a distant relative of his namesake and his powers were a result of that ancestry. The biblical character also had no eyes so it would make sense for his ancestor share a similar fate and put on a blindfold.

  10. July 19, 2007 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    Well it is indeed the Samson of Fox Feature Comics.

    Feh… More likely, it’s what Alex Ross’ mind thinks that character should have been like. :) Either way, I’m on board. I’ve always liked Green Lama and The Flame’s costumes.

  11. Brent F.
    July 19, 2007 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    I’ve always liked the Black Terror, though I’m sure his name is the reason he fell into obscurity.

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