When Image Comics sent out a press release about a new comic from superstar creator Bryan Hitch coming in 2014, the first thing we asked ourselves was: will Bryan Hitch be able to produce six comics in a single year? But whether or not Hitch is able to meet the tight demands of a six issue per year schedule, it should be pretty cool based on the description of the comic from Image's press release:
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.
Sweet! So, basically Galaxy Quest with superheroes! We can get down with that. Let's hear some more:
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.
What?! An artist who thinks he can write comics too? What is this, a company founded by superstar artists who... oh, okay.
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.”
Wait, what? What the fuck do you mean Chris Hemsworth isn't Thor?! Next you'll be telling me a fat guy in a red suit isn't spying on me from the North Pole to decide whether or not he's going to break into my house and leave me presents in a a few weeks!
Well, my day is ruined. Let's just see the rest of the press release
To read more from this exclusive interview with Hitch on the making of REAL HEROES, visit: www.imagecomics.com.
REAL HEROES #1 arrives in stores on 3/26 and is available for $3.99.
REAL HEROES with Cover A by Bryan Hitch can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140533. Cover B by Frank Cho can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140534, Cover C by David Finch can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140535, and Cover D by Travis Charest can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140536.