Eventually, even the shine falls of superheroes. They spend so much time saving the day that sometimes, all their good ends up being too much good for the people they're protecting. What's next after that? Unionization of course! In C.O.W.L. from Image Comics by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis, a labor union of superheroes in 1960s Chicago must work together to regain the confidence of the public and ferret out threats inside and outside their offices.
“The biggest threat facing C.O.W.L. in 1962 is one of purpose," said Higgins. "With the last of the great villains taken down—and their contract with the city about to expire—the union faces questions about their role in Chicago,” said Higgins. “On top of new mob-manufactured villains, jurisdiction battles with the Police, internal leaks, and a secret history that—if exposed—could topple the entire organization.”
"The idea is to use some of my influences of 60s' illustration, noir movies, and Graphic Novels from 80s to emphasize the feeling of politics and intrigue,” said Reis. “You will see super heroes in the book, but not the way you are accustomed."
A mystery of history, crime-fiction, and superheroes, C.O.W.L. has something for every reader. The first issue of C.O.W.L. arrives in stores on 5/28 and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: MAR140477. Full press release below.