Title: The Loners #1
Writer: C.B. Cebulski
Artist: Karl Moline
The Loners is a book about a group of superheroes that you probably used to somewhat enjoy their stories but forgot right after the series ended. Now, they’re forming their own superhero team; Superheroes Anonymous.
The issue starts off with Phil Urich (the former good Green Goblin), Michiko “Mickey” Musashi (New Warriors’ Turbo), Johnny Gallo (a.k.a. Ricochet), Chris Powell (Darkhawk), and Mattie Franklin (the fourth Spider-Woman) discussing their superhero careers. Mattie explains her little history of being used as a high for some drug users until Julie Power from Power Pack intterupts. They do the usual AA meeting stuff (Mattie cries, Julie cries, and Mattie cries more) until Mattie leaves and Chris chases after her.
Once outside of the meeting, Mattie reveals she was faking it and was still running around in her Spider-Woman get-up. Her and “Drughawk” (that’s awesome) go after the drug dealers who captured Mattie from before until they discover Nekra (the albino, almost-nude, third person-talking villain who looks like she’s from a Lady Death comic) battles them but they’re saved by Ricochet. Afterwards, the three decide to stop the drug ring once and for all without the aid of the others.
This was a damn good issue as while these superheroes have no moral problems, they’re all a bit lame and C.B. and Karl does a good job of having that come across. Moline’s art is very nice (like a non-T&A obessed Terry Dobson) and Cebulski gives each character their own voice making sure they’re all equally lame in the most humane way possible. Go pick this book up, you lazy bum.
Posted originally: 2007-04-16 10:19:07