After the Cape

 AFTC   (Image, 2007)

™ and © 2007 Howard Wong

An alcoholic super-hero falls professionally and personally as he fails in his responsibilities to society and his family. He ends up pulling bank heists until his partners turn him over to a criminal kingpin who extorts his services. A good concept with fine writing by Howard Wong over a Jim Valentino plot. Marco Rudy’s chiaroscuro cover hints of Sin City, but settles on something more like AKA Goldfish with better sense of shape and shadow. It’s a good fit for the story, which could be a sleeper hit if it continues as strongly as it opens.

— Brendan McGinley

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#1

  3/1/2007
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B&WHoward Wong, Jim ValentinoMarco Rudy

#2

  4/1/2007
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B&WHoward Wong, Jim ValentinoMarco Rudy

#3

  5/1/2007
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B&WHoward Wong, Jim ValentinoMarco Rudy, Manny Trembley

Book #1

  9/1/2007
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Collects After the Cape #1–3Howard Wong, Jim ValentinoMarco Rudy, Manny Trembley