A young man, obsessed with fighting street crime, is invited to join the ranks of America's superheroes, but at the terrible cost of his physical body, his mental state, and possibly the lives of every other hero in the world.
Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by a man whose unique new drugs gave them incredible powers. For five generations, they've stood for the rights of freedom and safety, and invited other like-minded individuals of sound mind and unflinching dedication to stand with them. To these young men and women, they ask, "How much do you want to be a superhuman?" One young man, obsessed with the need for street justice, wants it badly... perhaps even enough to bring on the last days of an American legend. See, the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories once their luck finally runs out. A revolution in masked heroes by Warren Ellis, the award-winning creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY.
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Warren Ellis is the award-winning British author of comic books, novels, and television, most often recognized for his sociocultural commentary and ground-breaking work in the genre of science fiction. His most recognizable works include Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority. He maintains a consistent online presence which includes the weekly delivery of the FREAKANGELS web comic to millions of fans. Ellis has published over 25 different creator-owned projects through Avatar Press (including BLACK SUMMER, IGNITION CITY, and GRAVEL, the last of which is in development as a film through Legendary Pictures), with many more planned.
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