Heroes Anonymous

    (Bongo, 2003–2004)
™ and ©2003 Bill Morrison and Scott M. Gimple

Super-heroes have it tough: they have to deal with bills, rent, doctor appointments – the stuff of life, and they have to face unspeakable evils, like “men with big cheetah heads, women that fire heat-seeking missiles out of their heels, aliens, belligerent talking fish, [and] psychotic dancing robots.” But who can identify with that? Well, other super-heroes, of course.

That’s the premise behind this entertaining series from Bongo Comics, Bill Morrison, and Scott Gimple. Every Wednesday night, the heroes of Gothopolis – led by Golden Ager the Blitz – come together to share their tragedies and their triumphs over coffee and donuts. The first issue focuses on Attaboy, a teen sidekick who’s tired of living in the shadow of his mentor, a Batman-type called The Midknight. He thinks he’s ready to step into the spotlight, but he’s uncertain and angst-ridden.

This is good, insightful stuff, and a nice spin on traditional superheroics.

— Thomas Moudry
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July, 2003
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