Here comes the latest creator-owned story coming in the pages of Megazine #340, available 18 September. It’s coming from the same creative team bringing us one-third of the Trifecta saga, Low Life’s Rob Williams and Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker (They did the stuff with Dirty Frank).
Ordinary is the rare superhero story done for either 2000 AD or Judge Dredd Megazine. The press release touts that “creators publishing stories in the Megazine’s creator-owned slot receive both a page rate AND full control of their property.” That may be enticing for UK-based comics creators. What follows is the “Ordinary” plot description from the press release:
What if one day everyone on the planet woke up with superpowers? Except one. Middle-aged divorcee plumber Michael Fisher is from Queens, New York. And has just become THE most ordinary man in the world. But super powers don’t lead to utopia – suddenly every argument, every slight, every crime on the planet leads to massive loss of life, and it soon becomes clear that a cure needs to be found for this plague if humanity is to survive. And the cure is inside Michael, who quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet.
The Megazine’s creator-owned slot promotes the best new work by some of the industry’s top talents and was already the first to publish Andy Diggle and Jock’s Snapshot, later reprinted by Image Comics, and Simon Spurrier and PJ Holden’s Numbercruncher (recently collected by Titan Comics).
Yes, Megazine #340 begins the followup of the 2012 Dredd movie. Be sure to read the Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 review.