Sunday, May 5, 2013
27. Hypernaturals Vol. 1
Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artist: Brad Walker
First Publication: 2013
Challenge: Graphic Novels Challenge (#14)
Boom! Studios has published some very good super hero titles. I enjoyed the Mark Waid universe (“Irredeemable”, etc.) and one of my current favorites is “Deathmatch”. “Hypernaturals” is filling a gap in my current comic book reading. One of the first comics I ever read was a Legion of Super-Heroes story in the original “Adventure Comics”. I have been a fan ever since. Sure some of the years were not as good as others, but the Legion always kept my interest. The only time I quit reading was after Paul Levitz left and Keith Giffin did the “5 Years Later” storyline. At some point I am going to go back and try reading it again. The current Legion book has not been as good. Luckily, Abnett and Lanning are giving me the “Hypernaturals”. Some of the same basic concepts fill this book. The team consists of a large group of heroes in the far future. When the current team disappears, a mix of retired heroes and ones who are not ready have to fill the void. The science fiction concepts fill this fully realized future series. It is one of my current favorites.