JONATHAN ROSS & BRYAN HITCH LAUNCH AMERICA’S GOT POWERS AT FORBIDDEN PLANET

JONATHAN ROSS & BRYAN HITCH will be launching their new comic AMERICA’S GOT POWERS (Image Comics) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 14th April from 1 – 2pm.


This project sounds like it could be an absolute blast to read. Do not miss out on a chance to meet the guys

 

JONATHAN ROSS & BRYAN HITCH SIGNING AMERICA’S GOT POWERS

FORBIDDEN PLANET LONDON SATURDAY 14th APRIL 1 – 2pm

JONATHAN ROSS & BRYAN HITCH will be launching their new comic AMERICA’S GOT POWERS (Image Comics) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 14th April from 1 – 2pm.

Welcome to America’s Got Powers!

It’s the biggest TV show on Earth, where the chance to win fame, fortune and get laid are dangled in front of a generation of super-powered teens. All they have to do is Win. Who is the fastest, the strongest or the greatest? Who survives? Young Tommy Watt’s dreams of being the greatest hero of them all might just be shattered when the greatest show on the planet begins to reveal it’s dark heart.

Needing no introduction, JONATHAN ROSS is not only a national celebrity but a lifelong comics fan – who made his writing debut with the fantastic Turf!

BRYAN HITCH may well be the most prolific and accomplished comics artist working today. His credits include Ultimates, Fantastic Four, Stormwatch and The Authority. He has also worked as a concept artist for the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who for the BBC.

 

From Comic Book Movie:

“What interested me here is the exploitation of those who are encouraged to take part,” writer Jonathan Ross told Comic Book Resources“In ‘AGP’ there’s more than just a little pressure on them – these kids with powers don’t have that many other options in a society that finds them fascinating and irresistible but ultimately scary. So it deals a little I hope with the dark side of these shows – the way talent is used up and, when it no longer feels novel or fresh, thrown away. As for superheroes, well, as readers we love to see them in action, fighting, protecting the weak and smiting the strong. In this scenario, thats a given. Like ‘Rollerball’ or ‘The RunningMan,’ it’s built into the format – a certain amount of danger, of blood and guts. But it’s when it escalates and people get to see the REAL purpose of the show that things will get interesting.

“There are three men at the centre of the story, then three women who kind of mirror and complement their storylines. But outside of the core arc, there’s room for any number of weird and wonderful guest stars – so i’m hoping they’ll be lots of surprises!”

Meanwhile, artist Bryan Hitch added: “All he said was ‘AMERICA’S GOT POWERS, X-factor for super heroes!’ That was all it took. I got the hook immediately and saw the full potential. I have to say that Jonathan’s a very good writer and working to improve all the time. He knows story. He knows movies, pacing, drama. He knows TV and he knows comics. You can see a tremendous learning curve in ‘Turf’ as he worked out how to handle the medium. I certainly wouldn’t be involved in this without an absolute certainty he could write and write well. He’s not precious, neither of us are. We’ve spent months working this story out together and he’s written the script for issue one fully twice at least. I have enough pages of art I’ve discarded to make a whole different first issue. This book is from two creators completely devoted to delivering the best work they can manage. Personally, I’ve only felt this twice before, on ‘Authority’ and ‘Ultimates’ so that gives you a little clue about the level we’re playing at.”

Source: Forbidden Planet, Comic Book Movie
GS Reporter: Montoya

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