Every so often a bit of comic book news comes along that gets me giddy with excitement and the announcement this week of a new one-shot, launching a universe of regenerated classic British superhero characters, is one such piece of news.
To be published by Rebellion (publishers of 2000AD) on August 15, The Vigilant features classic heroes from the Fleetway/IPC comics of the 1970s – reborn and updated for a new generation to enjoy.
I've always had a soft spot for The Leopard from Lime Street, I remember Adam Eterno and I'm sure the others will shake some memories loose once I have the issue in my hands.
When the evil forces of Von Hoffman and Dr Mesmer team up and pluck the immortal Adam Eterno from the winds of time, all of reality is under threat!The one-shot is written by Simon Furman (Transformers) with art by Simon Coleby (Jaegir, Judge Dredd) and other guest creators, and is available to pre-order now.
Only The Vigilant – a mighty team composed of super-beings, warlocks, warriors and monsters – stand between civilisation and total chaos! Join The Leopard from Lime Street, Steel Commando, Dr. Sin, Pete’s Pocket Army, Blake Edmonds, Yāo and Thunderbolt the Avenger on their premiere adventure! The ‘Rebellion-verse’ begins here!
I'm loving the prospect of a new, Valiant-scale, universe of superheroes... but Brit-centric, and drawn from my childhood.