2000 AD don’t tend to do stories involving superheroes which means it’s time to get excited because starting next week, they have a new series that promises to take on the superhero genre in amazing new ways.
This is Ordinary, a creator-owner series by Rob Williams (Iron Age, Ghost Rider) and Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker (SVK, Lazarus Churchyard).
I’m sold just at the idea of 2000 AD doing creator-owned superheroes but check out this breakdown:
What if one day everyone on the planet woke up with superpowers? Except one.
Middle-aged divorcee plumber Michael Fisher is from Queens, New York. And has just become THE most ordinary man in the world. But super powers don’t lead to utopia – suddenly every argument, every slight, every crime on the planet leads to massive loss of life, and it soon becomes clear that a cure needs to be found for this plague if humanity is to survive.
And the cure is inside Michael, who quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet.
And just look at how cool these pages are:
What’s always been particularly cool about the Creator-Owned slot of the Judge Dredd magazine is that not only does it promote the best new work by some of the industry’s top talents but creators also receive both a page rate AND full control of their property. So you know you’re getting the untainted good shit.
Ordinary will begin in Judge Dredd Megazine #340, which will be available digitally through the 2000 AD iPad app, DRM-free from the 2000 AD webshop on 18th September, and in print from all good retailers.