COMICS: Bryan Hitch Announces AMERICA'S GOT POWERS

Following his departure from Marvel Comics, artist Bryan Hitch has revealed that he will next collaborate with writer Jonathan Ross for an upcoming project from Image Comics.

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By Jolt17 - 1/2/2012


After the announcement that Bryan Hitch would leave Marvel Comics after nearly a decade of service, many were left wondering what the artist's next move would be. Although there's still a day left until the countdown on his Twitter account reaches an end, earlier today both he and writer Jonathan Ross revealed their upcoming project America's Got Powers.

"Am beyond excited to announce that Bryan Hitch and I are publishing new comic with Image this spring," Ross told his followers. "'America’s Got Powers'. Full on superhero angst and action as America's most gifted superpowered teen wannabes slug it out on TV for a place in the worlds only official super-team." Hitch revealed the same thing, confirming that the official first story and artwork will be revealed tomorrow.

Bleeding Cool has seemingly managed to get a few more details about the story, which you can check out below.

The comic tells the story of Tommy, a San Franciscan teenager who works selling merchandise at the stadium that hosts America’s Got Powers, a TV reality show that recruits new members for America’s number one superhero team. Tommy was one of the many San Franciscan children born eighteen years ago, when every pregnant woman in the area gave birth simultaneously. No matter how far along they were, and all the children survived. And prospered. And all with super powers – all that is, except for Tommy. Who now finds himself working at a booth in the stadium watching all his powered peers, and in love with Ice, a superheroine who works on the show. And in the shadow of his powered twin brother. But somehow, this season, he finds himself finds himself successfully entering the show – powerless. And about to uncover the big conspiracy behind the interdimensional snowflake that caused the event, those who are the real power behind the super team and those behind Tommy’s own lack of powers.


Sounds like quite an interesting idea if you ask me, but what do you think of this? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual spot below. Look out for more details on the project tomorrow.



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StuckInPanels - 1/2/2012, 6:30 AM
this sounds pretty cool. This is the kind of ideas I expected from Image, not ripping off DC and Marvel.
UncleTee - 1/2/2012, 7:05 AM
Just the title has got me interested!
Sparrowsabre7 - 1/2/2012, 7:09 AM
This is a pretty unique and topical idea. I'm intrigued, but I hope Jonathan Ross has the writing skill to do something like this.
FrankGarret - 1/2/2012, 7:12 AM
Sounds like something out of The Boys, or thought up by Millar.

But Bryan Hitch? I am there.
continuezero - 1/2/2012, 7:29 AM
So basically America`s Got Talent featuring the superpowered?....


Weak.
Killscreen - 1/2/2012, 7:32 AM
So underwhelmed.
Triptheorist - 1/2/2012, 7:53 AM
After reading the synopsis, I might give it a go.
Newbus - 1/2/2012, 7:55 AM
Aside from being a TV presenter Mr Ross aka Mr Jane Goldman has always been into comic books so this should not be uncharted territory for him. But the plot does not sound orginal.
darkknightlegend - 1/2/2012, 8:01 AM
Ross also wrote Turf, in my opinion and in the opinions of many others, one of the best Graphic Novels of last year.
126thst - 1/2/2012, 8:04 AM
You left Marvel for this S%*t?? Right.....
tracydavis001 - 1/2/2012, 8:14 AM
I'll check it out!!
TheShakeBake - 1/2/2012, 9:19 AM
Sounds like something Millar would do haha but I'm in
headlopper - 1/2/2012, 9:57 AM
Nothing unique here.

Looking forward to 'Red Sonja/ Witchblade' team-up.
McGinnis - 1/2/2012, 10:07 AM
Reminds me of Rising Stars by JMS.
headlopper - 1/2/2012, 10:20 AM
When I saw that blue & white star ,I honestly though at first he was super-powering Tony Romo.
airbeyonder18 - 1/2/2012, 10:32 AM
I LOVE this idea. Sounds awesome!
astromerc - 1/2/2012, 10:34 AM
This sounds alot like my idea called 24hour heroes. The story centers around a game show that gives its contestants the chance to have superpowers for 24 hours.
jazzman - 1/2/2012, 10:42 AM
America’s Got Powers = America's Got Talent LMFAO
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/2/2012, 12:02 PM
@headlooper lol me to I thought that was tony romo's logo lol
ScottishAl - 1/2/2012, 12:04 PM
No no no! Stick to hosting crap telly chat shows Wossy! And get your missus to write kick arse 2
astromerc - 1/2/2012, 1:11 PM
Although after reading the premise, the idea does sound more like Rising Stars meets Americas Got Talent.
Ancar - 1/2/2012, 2:24 PM
NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
Oxbow - 1/2/2012, 6:00 PM
Is this the same interdimensional snowflake that Warren Ellis wrote about in Planetary? I thought that was published by Wildstorm comics...

The idea has potential though. Look at what Spaceman is doing...referencing reality tv, internet culture/language and other topical issues while telling a great crime story. I want to check it out. At best, it's a great new title that actuall has something to say about our society. At worst, I've found a hero book that my parents would actually read lol

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