One of those comics from my youth that has always stuck with me was the dense and unusual twelve issue Squadron Supreme series that really went the distance in dealing with some good material in a serious way, as could be done at the time in the 80’s .With the property getting a revival in Secret Wars, it looks like the team is going to make its way in a slightly different form into the mainline continuity this fall with a new ongoing series. it’s got a lot of clout behind it with it being written by Eisner Award-winning writer James Robinson (Fantastic Four, Starman) along with artwork from critically acclaimed artist Leonard Kirk (Fantastic Four). And if that’s not enough, it’s even getting Alex Ross covers.
“They’re willing to do a lot of things that turn people off,” says writer James Robinson in an interview with Marvel.com. “They can seem a little cold blooded and ruthless but their idea is ‘we have a planet to save’. And if that means we have to sacrifice a few people to do it, we will. So they’re definitely at the darker end of the heroic spectrum.”
Plot concept: Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (The Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Warrior Woman (Squadron Sinister) don’t care what the rules are, and they’re not out to ask for permission. Each hailing from different universes, their Earths were all destroyed. But there is no time to grieve for the loss of their homes – because they’re out to make sure it never happens again! All that matters is the safety of our Earth, and if you stand in the way – they’re going right through you!
Their first target? Namor! Responsible for the destruction of Dr. Spectrum’s reality, it’s time Namor paid for his crimes. But at what cost to the people of Atlantis?
This Fall, the Marvel Universe has new protectors. You may not like their methods. You may not like that they cross the line. But the Squadron gets results. And if you try to get in their way, you’re going down! Don’t miss their epic debut this fall in SQUADRON SUPREME #1!
SQUADRON SUPREME #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Coming Fall 2015!.