Creator-Owned Heroes #2
Written by Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Art by Phil Noto, Kevin Mellon
Letters by Bill Tortolini
Release Date: July 4, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
Creator-Owned Heroes is Imageâ€™s new monthly series that highlights the original content of established comic book talent. More than â€œjust a comic,â€ itâ€™s a feature-packed magazine that celebrates creative independence. How appropriate that the second issue was released on the 4th of July. You definitely get your moneyâ€™s worth; this book is loaded with content with two ongoing comic series, interviews, editorials, and how-to features.
The comic book portion, which makes up about two-thirds of the book, continues the Triggergirl and American Muscle series that kicked off last month. American Muscle is a post-apocalyptic, zombie-ish story where human immune systems have completely stopped functioning. The comic follows a small group of survivors and their search for a safe, permanent place to start a new life. In the last issue, they made their way to Los Angeles only to discover that it has become a zombie-riddled wasteland thatâ€™s falling into the Pacific Ocean.
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