The GeeksverseSupurbia #1-Advanced Review

Supurbia #1-Advanced Review
Published on Friday, March 2, 2012 by

What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! It’s the egos, the tantrums, and the betrayals of the super set. Find out what happens behind the masks as superhero families are faced with the sordid problems of everyday life – and then some! From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, this series takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it’s like to live with a superhero!

Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Letters by Steve Wands
Colors by Gabriel Cassata
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Check the comic shop shelves on 3-7-2012

Supurbia is similar to Jay Fearber’s Noble Causes peeking behind the glam and glitz of superhero life. It is not a new trope, but it is a fun one to explore. Soverign, Night Fox, Marine Omega, and all of the other standard superhero archetypes are presented in their home life. Omni-powerful super being, CEO with a basement of fancy cars and computers, woman from another society, and the military complex representation of goodness are all presented. Showing them at home and not in-action first does add a vulnerability.  Pills, sexuality, reformed villains, and sickness are all going to be explored in this series if the first issue is any indication. It should be an interesting ride. The first issue mine familiar archetypes as a way to speed up the story telling. The story moves quickly through the introduction and conflicts.

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