Alternate Heroes

 ALTB   (Prelude, 1986)

and 1986 Hal Jones

Alternate Heroes is an ambitious attempt by writer/artist Hal Jones to simultaneously launch three different comic series in one story. The Solar Knight is the result of exposure to experimental solar technology; Crimehater is a misshapen, deformed recluse raised in isolation; and the Equalizers are a top secret, government-funded group who become superhuman when outfitted with high-tech uniforms.

The three storylines are told in scenes that rotate sequentially and are tied together by the existence of an ancient evil that escaped its arctic wasteland confinement in 1935. The black and white art is serviceable, but the writing is undercut by stilted dialogue which punctures what might otherwise be somber moments.

George Haberberger

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1st Appearance of The Crimehater; 1st appearance of The Equalizer; 1st appearance of The Solar KnightHal JonesHal Jones