Bryan Hitch has spent so many years illustrating other people’s superheroes that it’s now time to unleash some of his own in the new Image Comics series Real Heroes.
My favorite comic of the week. The premise is pretty simple (GalaxyQuest meets the Avengers), but Hitch does it very well, both as an artist and as a writer. The aesthetic of modern superhero movies owes a lot to Bryan Hitch’s work on the Ultimates and the Authority, but this is a great reminder that A.) comics can still do a lot of things that not even the greatest CGI budget can pull of, and B.) they can do really good character stuff that those Hollywood budgeteers wouldn’t allow. Looking forward to more of this series.