The Standard #1: Cover


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Are you ready for another glance at a brand new independent comic book mini-series?  If so, then we have a lengthy preview below for you to peruse.

The official press release from ComixTribe:

THE STANDARD is an award-winning series created by Scottish scribe John Lees (Best Writer – Scottish Independent Comics Awards 2012) with art by Jonathan Rector. Until now, THE STANDARD has only been available at conventions, via mail order, and digitally. Earlier this year, ComixTribe signed a distribution deal with Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. to bring its books to shops worldwide. The Diamond release of THE STANDARD #1 (NOV121047) features a stunning new cover, and will be available in shops January 2013.

Over 40 years ago, scientist Gilbert Graham became The Standard, the world’s first superhero. When he retired, Alex Thomas – formerly his sidekick, Fabu-Lad – took on the mantle in his place, transforming The Standard from superhero to celebrity. Now, a young girl is missing, and Alex has promised to find her. Can he become a hero once more? Or does fate have other plans for The Standard? THE STANDARD is a six-issue mini-series that will release bi-monthly.

The Standard #1

Description: THE STANDARD is the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision.

Written By: John Lees

Art By: Jonathan Rector

Cover By: Jonathan Rector

Release Date: January 2013

Cover Price: $3.99

So what do you guys think?  Is this an independent mini-series that you’d be interested in supporting?  Does it have enough narrative value to be a worthwhile purchase?  Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

SOURCE: ComixTribe

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