Collecting together chapters 6-9 of his webcomic, Vanguard Volume 2 is where Dan Butcher’s Brit superhero comic really begins to mature and evolve and become more than just another wannabe Big Two book – instead it becomes a compelling mix of gritty action and smart social satire with a really strong sense of where it’s heading.

There’s been a long history of comics and wrestling locking up – it must be something to do with the colourful costumes and the idea of good versus evil battling it out. The latest comic to step into the squared circle is El Marvo, the debut book from Hawk and Cleaver Comics, featuring art from Vanguard’s Dan Butcher – but can this comic deliver a power slam or will it be counted out?

We are in the middle of another Kickstarter bonanza for indie comics right now, but one which stands out from the crowd in our minds, is the awesome El Marvo from newcomers Hawk and Cleaver – the tale of a super powered Mexican wrestler fighting evil in a dystopian future, it has an awesome premise that is backed up with art from Vanguard’s Dan Butcher so it has winner written all over it. We catch up with El Marvo’s masters Ben Errington and Luke Kondor to find out the secrets of the masked man!

fb806016cc2b3c95d8b8cd8795c5cb5d._SX360_QL80_TTD_Dan Butcher’s Vanguard started life as a twice-weekly webcomic about a team of British superheros. But in recent months it has morphed into a devastatingly bleak, highly self aware, post-modern take on the superhero genre that is a million miles away from where it began. With a lot fewer characters too! We caught up with Dan to discuss his influences, self-publishing, and how Vanguard has evolved into the book it is today and how it has turned into the book Dan always wanted it to be.
(SPOILERS AHEAD! Be warned this interview contains HUGE spoilers for any new readers!)