A few weeks ago, Image Comics sent out a series of teasers with the title Bounce splashed across them. Today, we learn that Bounce will be written by Joe Casey with art by David Messina.
He’s young, he’s fit, he’s got a gal who’s interested — and he’s superpowered. Jasper Jenkins, star of the new superhero Image Comics series THE BOUNCE by Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, SEX) and David Messina, pretty much has everything going for him. Why complicate things by taking things too seriously? Jasper’s about to embark on the greatest trip he’s ever known, and he’s going to ride it all the way…!
Described by Casey as a “slacker superhero comic for the 21st century,” THE BOUNCE gets underway in May with dynamic art, acrobatics, and an unabashed love of fun.
“As a storyteller, you pose the question, ‘What would it be like if you were a typical guy in your early 20’s and you had superpowers?’ and then you try to answer it honestly,” Casey related in a mini-interview posted on the Image Comics blog.
With a nod toward Spider-Man’s innovative, early days and Invincible’s origin era, Casey has added something all his own to the superhero mix with the mature-rated THE BOUNCE, hinting, “Sometimes the idea of ‘fun’ can get a little heady… as it does right off the bat in issue #1.”
THE BOUNCE is a full color, ongoing series. Issue #1 will be in stores on May 22. It will be available for pre-order from the March issue of Previews (MAR130444).