By: Jim Krueger (Writer), Alex Ross (Art Direction, Cover), Stephen Sadowski (Art)
This week’s new releases have been nothing but great read after read. I thought something had to give. Usually when I pay $1.00 for a comic book (these days), I expect to get maybe five pages of story, some dossier files and some character sketches. Not this time!
Project Superpowers caught me completely off guard. I expected some Golden Age silliness and mayhem, but what I got was a well crafted story and a character in the form of the Fighting Yank who is probably more fleshed out than his original character of yesteryear. It’s an explosive tale that centers around World War II where it’s believed that Hitler and his obsession with the occult has uncovered Pandora’s Box. Now, I’m not going to go on about the rest of the story, but it’s a really good read and the ghost that haunts the modern Fighting Yank (now in his old age), makes you wonder if he was delusional or if he was doing the right thing.
Like Marvel’s new series, The Twelve, Project Superpowers shines a new light on old characters, giving them a more dark and interesting modern spin. Shame on me for underestimating Alex Ross and Jim Krueger. Don’t be fooled by the price tag on this book, you get a full 20+ pages of fantastic story and beautiful art. Easily the most bang you’ll get for your buck this week. (Grade: A)