The dark and sordid world of Superheroes.
Pull down the trunks.
You won’t like what you see.
When supermen go rogue, you call on the Court of Last Resort.
The government have commissioned living weapons of mass destruction to wage war on terror.
The survivors return home broken, bitter, insane.
Some form gangs.
Some go psycho.
Some turn into ‘A’ list celebrities with ‘A’ bomb fists.
The city is now a war zone.
San Futuro needs a Super Cop to enforce summary justice.
His eyes will reflect the rocket’s red glare.
He is Twilight’s Last Gleaming.
A bad choice is better than no choice.
Deluxe hard cover collected edition. DC Comics Late April
CAPITALIST SUPERHEROES – Caped Crusaders in the Neoliberal Age
By Dan Hassler-Forest, Zero Books
Just read this excellent book which echoes my mind-set in Marshal Law. Law was always more than a satire on men in capes, it is also a critique on the fortresses of the establishment – hence the hero hunter’s attack on the US corporations trading with the enemy in World War 2 and the role of the US in Vietnam. Continue reading →
Delighted to confirm that Marshal Law is due out in the UK at the end of April, and to show you all the new cover that Kevin O’Neill has specially created for this deluxe edition.
The sadistically crafted, classic barbed wire-wrapped adventures of Marshal Law will be collected for the first time in a single hardcover edition. Featuring over 450 pages of cape-crushing action, this deluxe volume also includes an appreciative introduction from British TV personality and longtime Law fan Jonathan Ross as well as a new afterword from me and a special gallery section from Kevin.
Hatched from classified military labs to fight in America’s vicious secret wars, genetically modified “heroes” roam San Futuro’s broken streets in super-powered gangs, tripping each other’s hair-trigger reflexes in a never-ending binge of adrenaline-laced fury.
One of these discarded veterans, however, has made it his personal mission to bring law and order back to this urban battlescape. He feels no pain. He shows no remorse. His burning hatred for superheroes is all that keeps him warm. He is San Futuro’s finest. His name is Marshal Law.
“I’m a hero hunter. I hunt heroes. Haven’t found any yet.”