Here’s the second part of my list of comics on the radar this year. Make sure to check out part 1 if you have not done so yet…
Title: New Universal: Everything Went White
Why it makes the list: In the midst of all the stories out there about people with superpowers, this one manages to add a unique twist while making the characters believable.
Why it makes the list: This is one of those comics that will likely redefine the superhero genre. Incredible concept and story. What would happen if the world’s most powerful superhero got fed up with “normal people issues” and went rogue? What would be his reasons? Who would be safe?
Title: The Gift
Why it makes the list: This comic, and the one I will discuss last, are the closest thing I have read so far to the types of stories I want to tell. In particular, what happens when ordinary people are given extraordinary abilities? What role does/should one’s experiences and outlook play in how he or she chooses to use their gift?
Title: Rising Stars: Compendium
Why it makes the list: This is another fresh take on the “people with superpowers” story. One hundred and thirteen children are born around the same time, with each having a unique ability. These children were studied and tested. Then they grew up. What does the world think of them? What do they think of the world?
Title: Ragged Capes
Why it makes the list: Hands down, this comic most closely matches the purpose of R-Squared Comicz: To tell Christian-themed stories centered around the lives of believable and relatable characters. Stories that focus on the common aspects of human nature, and to view those things through a Christian worldview.
So there you have it. Stay tuned as I come across more great concepts and stories…
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