In 2007, Dynamite Entertainment launched a new comic series, Project Superpowers, which featured Golden Age characters like Black Terror, the Green Lama, the Death-Defying Devil, Masquerade, The Owl, and dozens more. Creators like Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Warren Ellis were among those to reimagine these heroes for a modern audience. Now the baton is being passed to Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) and Pete Wood (Robin, Deadpool), for a satirical take on the classic superhero mythos with Project Superpowers: Hero Killers.
Welcome to Libertyville, USA… home to too damn many superheroes! When all crime is soon eradicated, a handful of heroes leave for greener pastures, but most stay for the affordable housing, hoping to rise to the top and become the legendary hero who saved the world's greatest metropolis. Captain Battle Jr., Sparky, and an unfortunate crime-fighter named Tim try to stand out, but it's hard to do in a city full of capes stopping every misdemeanor with a spandex-wrapped flourish. Things get weird when these three lad companions try to get to the criminals before their bosses do!
Ryan Brown says, "These ain't your great-great-granddaddy's superheroes… unless your great-great-granddaddy is super-cool and has a wonderful sense of humor. Then these actually are your great-great-granddaddy's superheroes."
"We're taking characters and concepts that have been around since the beginning of comics and turning them upside down," says Pete Woods. "This is going to be a fun ride for the readers and the creators alike. I'm having a blast."