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First Look: C.O.W.L. #3

The future of C.O.W.L. hangs in the balance.

Things get tense for the superhero labor union in this third issue of the new series people are calling Mad Men-with-capes.

The third issue of Kyle Higgins (Batman, Nightwing), Alec Siegel (Captain America, Avengers), and Rod Reis’ (Justice League) all-new ongoing series C.O.W.L. reveals an unexpected plot twist and things become dire for the threatened superhero union. Likened to popular television shows Mad Men andThe Wire, C.O.W.L. explores heroes in a time of tumultuous change, as they struggle to combat corruption, navigate politics, and maintain the public’s faith.

In C.O.W.L. #3 readers will learn more about Radia and her struggle to gain respect in the the organization and the city. Geoffrey discovers that C.O.W.L.’s future is anything but guaranteed and that its survival hangs in the balance. At the same time, John’s investigation into the union takes a much darker turn.

"With 11th hour negotiations failing, C.O.W.L.'s future has never been bleaker…” said Higgins. “Which makes this quite the turning point for the book. This isn't a series about the birth of the first superhero labor union—it's a series about the death of it."

"With all the plot and betrayal, the tone of the series will get darker and this will definitely be reflected in the art..." added Reis. "You can expect more red in the future issues!"

"Geoffrey Warner, Radia, and John Pierce make decisions in Issue 3 that are going alter the course of their lives—as well as C.O.W.L.'s future," hinted Siegel. "To say things are about to get more complicated is an understatement."

C.O.W.L. #3 arrives in stores on 7/30, and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAY140700. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 7/7.

16 Comments
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Dat art

so good. SO GOOD!

Posted by longbowhunter

Nice, Radia hasn't been featured much yet. Look forward to reading this one.

Posted by Nahuel

DAT ART!

Posted by Netshyster

Dat art

so good. SO GOOD!

Lol, I'm laughing hysterically right now because I LITERALLY said "DAT ART!" as I was scrolling down to the comments.

What else can you say right? DAT ART!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

dat art

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I read the first issue, like the art, but its kinda boring imho. Was issue 2 better?

Posted by InFamous_Wolf

Her face was like "Did.....Did he just dismiss me?" lmao

Posted by catfightfan

Nice looking gal here.

Posted by nappystr8

The art is awesome.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

@g_man: Cool seeing a first look/preview for an Image book here. I'd love to see more on the site if you can get them.

Posted by J_HickmanIsGod

looking forward to this series getting all of the awards possible for comics under the sun next year.

never seen another comic off to such an amazing start with just two issues...(like maybe Saga, but thats a stretch)

Kyle Higgins n Co. are killin' it!

Posted by HolySerpent

@allstarsuperman: Im not surprise if they're comparing this series to mad men. Mad men is not known for its action, but more on lines of meetings, drinking and womanizing.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@holyserpent: oh. Then ill probably not be catching up on this.

Posted by LiveForever

@allstarsuperman: If you thought #1 was boring, you'd probably think #2 was as well. This is going to be a slow burn I think. Maybe grab the first volume when it hits TPB.