The Sire

    (AfterShock, 2006, 2008)
™ and © After Shock Comics

Michael Dolce writes, colors and presumably letters his creation The Sire, as penciled by Dan Leister. Fan favorite Talent Caldwell provides the covers (Leister has a similar style, so Caldwell collectors buying it to complete their collection won’t be disappointed by what’s inside).

A news cameraman gets superpowers meant for someone else, and is compelled against his own inclinations to fight crime. Good timing, too, because three convicts on their way to jail also receive powers, and feel equally moved to destroy Sire. If that didn’t make his day hard enough, the reporter he usually works with (and crushes on) shows up and recognizes him. It’s a nice restoration from the decompressed trends of late: a 1990s-style debut, in which plenty happens, some of it resolved to satisfy the reader, and some threads left untied to bring one back. There’s also a Dave Johnson pinup and a cartoon by Rickey Purdin.

— Brendan McGinley

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 Michael DolceDan Leister

#1 Variation A

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Wizard World Chicago 2006 Exclusive; “Red” preview variant; B&WMichael DolceDan Leister


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Includes a Pin-Up gallery; CA. 2006Michael DolceDan Leister


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CA. 2007Michael DolceDan Leister

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Collects Sire #1–3 and Sire Revelations #1–3; ca. 2008Michael Dolce, Alex PicarelliDan Leister, Jose Holder, Talent Caldwell, Tyler Kirkham, Tony Donley, Kris Carter, Willard Torres, Andrew Mangum