Superb Volume 1
Life After the Fallout
by David F. Walker; Sheena C. Howard
Pub Date 02 Jan 2018
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After the Earth survived annihilation from an asteroid which was destroyed by a group of heroic astronauts, the resultant meteor shower turned Youngstown, Ohio, into a Level 5 impact zone. After a Columbine-like incident in which a superpowered teenager exploded and killed other youngsters, the Foresight Corporation took over Youngstown to find and regulate any other teenagers with emerging powers. Kayla Tate has returned to Youngstown because her parents are scientists for Foresight. Kayla has reunited with her childhood friend, Jonah Watkins, a young man with Down syndrome. Kayla and Jonah are learning about each other again, as a mysterious new superhuman named Cosmosis has become the Internet sensation as the hero of Youngstown. Kayla discovers that Cosmosis . . . is Jonah! Based on his favorite comic book hero, Jonah is using the secret powers he gained from the meteor shower to help people and fight bad guys. To protect Jonah, and discover the sinister mysteries of her town, Kayla uses her own powers gained from a meteor fragment to fight alongside Jonah as the hero Amina. When Amina and Cosmosis discover that young superpowered people are being kidnapped and trained to become Earth's best line of defense against the possibility of an alien invasion, the two teenage heroes use their abilities to stop Foresight, all the while helping each other navigate through resentment, naivete, and the awkward steps of rekindling their friendship.
A Note From the Publisher
STRANGER THINGS meets X-MEN David Walker, co-writer of POWER MAN AND IRON FIST and OCCUPY AVENGERS, leads a creative team about a book starring superpowered teenagers. Perfect for the audience buying MS. MARVEL, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN with Riri Williams, TEEN TITANS, SPIDER-MAN with Miles Morales, and NIOBE by Stranger Comics. Lead superhero with Down Syndrome, representing an expansion of representation in the genre Co-writer Sheena Howard is an Eisner-Award winner Young Black girl superhero presence is important and timely symbolism. This is a NEW Black Girl Superhero, unlike RiRi Williams. Retailers and fans are tiring of their White male heroes going through ethnicity changes and gender flips. SUPERB has a potential audience outside of the comic book stores, because of its main heroes.