News: Bryan Hitch to pit superhero celebs against each other in Image Comics’ Real Heroes #1, available in March 2014
It’s always a good day when you find out that there’s a new Bryan Hitch comic coming out, and it’s even more exciting when you find out it’s going to be his first foray into writing. The artist behind the awesome Ultimates and Americas Got Powers is finally getting behind the writers desk with Bryan Hitch’s Real Heroes #1 and it will be hitting the apps in March next year, but we’ve been given a fantastic preview from Image Comics.
The celebrity stars of the blockbuster The Olympians films are about to take “method” to a whole new level. In Bryan Hitch’s all-new six-issue miniseries Real Heroes, a group of actors who are used to playing superheroes on film are forced to don their capes and cowls in real life when a nefarious foe endangers their city.
Real Heroes #1 is Hitch’s first foray into writing and drawing his own work, and hits the ground running with an explosion and a brutally-orchestrated fight to the death.
Hitch explained that there is more to Real Heroes than just another superhero series. The characters are average celebrities faced with an enemy meant for their fictional counterparts. “The real stars of this story are the very fallible, very real actors. It’s those characters that shape the story when they find themselves doing it for real,” said Hitch. “Robert Downey Jr. isn’t really Tony Stark, Hemsworth isn’t Thor, and Cavill isn’t Superman. Imagine if they got to be? Very different story.”
To read more from this exclusive interview with Hitch on the making of Real Heroes, visit imagecomics.com.
Real Heroes #1 will be available from ComiXology and the Image Comics app and DRM store on 3/26