Project Super Powers was selling at #51 on a list of 300... comics. Not too bad a showing... but I was hoping it would do much better.
I'm beginning to be concerned about not only the art... but also the story.
Has anyone read a good review about SP?? If so, could you please share it.
Here's one I got off the net... that ends like this:
....Hey, it’s THAT guy” going on, but without a lot of plot to confuse issues. I’m torn on this issue, in that it shows a real affection for some of the obscure heroes of the Golden Age (including The Green Lama, about whom even *I* know little, but have a soft spot for) but the execution isn’t there. It’s not awful, it’s just banal as hell, and the ham-fisted juxtaposition of archetypes really makes you aware of the brilliance and craft that guys like Moore, Grant Morrison, and even Joe Straczynski bring to their revamps of old heroes. When you boil Project Superpowers #1 down, it’s a disappointing affair, earning only 1.5 out of 5 stars. Still, there’s enough potential here to keep me onboard for at least a little while longer, if only for my standard rule of “Six Issues To Wow Me, Or I’m Out.”
The reviewer makes a number of good points in his review ....I'm in agreement that the "execution" of the story isn't there... it's "weak"!!
And the art is sub-par!!
We NEED a stronger story.... and better art. Alex Ross' covers will NOT make up for weakness in the interior art... or the weak story telling.
Nick, ya need "professionals" who know what they're doing... or this Super Powers line is not going to "take-off" like it should. You only get one chance to make a first impression.... and the impression you're leaving is losing a good number of readers.
What you've done so far is a good "first draft"... but it's not as good as it should be.
You can listen to these guys who like the book ... but I think you're not aiming high enough.
(This should get me kicked off, I guess.)