Dynamite is sending the Project Superpowers characters into the future this spring in an all-new series. Writers Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Green Lantern) and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy) reunite following their fan-favorite crossover at DC, Justice League: Endless Winter.
The publisher shared details:
“In Project Superpowers: Fractured States, readers will follow a mysterious John Doe as he awakens in the year 2052. Without memories – or clothes – he will enter a United States ravaged by environmental disaster and fragmented into constantly warring regions led by superheroes, villains, and mega corporations. Can he figure it all out?”
“When we were digging into the previous material, we noticed a plethora of patriotic characters,” said Marz. “Obviously, that makes complete sense, as many of them date to the 1940s when America was fighting real-world fascism. That seemed like a viable avenue to explore since America is dealing with its own fascist impulses right now. It allows us to dig into larger themes like the American dream, and what it means to be American. It’s all presented in the guise of a superhero story, but we wanted to make sure we had underpinnings of some meaty stuff in there.”
Further, patriotic heroes are being hunted down by a mysterious force. And the mantle of Black Terror now being taken up by countless individuals fighting to save the republic. Returning readers of the Project Superpowers saga, and newcomers alike, will be excited to see more exciting takes on their favorite heroes like the Green Lama, The Claw, and many more.
Marz is most known for multiple beloved long runs on titles, shaping their characters and worlds. His most prominent include Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, and Witchblade. Alongside Project Superpowers, Marz’s return to Silver Surfer in 2022 is already being met with fervor from fans. Lanning played a pivotal role in defining the Guardians of the Galaxy as seen in blockbuster films and video games today. Argentinian artist Emilio Utrera, colorist Arthur Hesli, and letterer Tom Napolitano complete the creative team. The series is edited by Brian Cunningham, formerly of DC and known for hits like Doomsday Clock and countless other blockbusters. On the covers, look for entries by artists Mike Rooth, Geraldo Borges, Paula Andrade, Rus Wooton, and the legendary Gary Frank. Subsequent issues will feature covers by Scott Kolins (Flash).
Lanning said, “For anyone who likes a good old-fashioned tale of classic Golden Age heroes cast into a dark dystopian future world where the country has literally fallen apart around them and malevolent forces have risen to take control of the divided states with a main character who’s got amnesia and must undertake a perilous journey across the dangerous, fractured landscape… then this one’s for you!”
“Getting to play in the PSP Universe has been a blast with Ron, Andy, and Emilio,” said Cunningham. “Since this story is set 15-20 years in the future, it’s always fun telling a ‘what if’ scenario where the readers decide if it sticks. I can’t wait to find out!”
Project Superpowers: Fractured States #1 is slated for release in April 2022. Fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!