The acclaimed indie film All Superheroes Must Die gets its own comic book written by its star and director, Jason Trost, and DC and Image Comics writer Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne). Now the two have teamed up again to pen a prequel comic to the film. The comic is CHARGE: An All Superheroes Must Die. The comic is about The Four — the team of heroes, from the film. In the comic book series, we find Charge and the rest of the Four, just learning to control their new-found powers.
A new designer drug called 90S is destroying their city. It gets its name from the amount of seconds you have left to live once you ingest it. Charge, the leader of The Four, stood by powerless as a child when his mother was murdered. Now that he has the power to make a difference, he’s not going to stand by helplessly.
Along the way, Charge discovers there is more to his friends’ powers than they know. It’s a power so great it dates back to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and has been on display during some of the most infamous moments in myth and history including Excalibur and the bombing of Hiroshima. Poulton assures us that fans won’t have to have seen the movie to enjoy the comicbook, because everything they need to enjoy the story is presented in the book.
The comic was written by Jason Trost and Mark Poulton with artwork by Gavin Smith.
Jason Trost: is an actor, director and writer, known for The FP (2011), All Superheroes Must Die (2013) and How to Save Us (2014). Fans may also know him from his roles in Hatchet III and This Is The End.
Mark Poulton is a freelance comicbook writer and children’s book author who most recently worked on Savage Hawkman for DC Comics and Avengelyne for Image Comics.
Gavin Smith is a Joe Kubert School graduate who is the artist on the Accelerators series by Blue Juice Comics.
To sweeten the pot, there are plenty of great rewards to choose from including digital and printed copies of the book, mp3 commentary track, digital copy of the script, signed Jason Trost trading card, and for the $50 reward tier, you can get a Charge sketch from Mark Poulton. Below is an example of what you can expect. A new tier has just added; Smith has agreed to do 30 headsketches of Rickshaw or a member of the Four at the $50 reward level. Plus, at the $150 tier you can get drawn into issue 2 of the book.
This project will be funded on Sunday, April 5, 2015.