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Join the First Ever Superhero Labor Union in C.O.W.L.

In the 1960s, Chicago superheroes must fight to regain the public’s confidence.

Press Release

What happens when superheroes are no longer the beacon of hope they once were in the eyes of the public? Join Kyle Higgins (Batman, Nightwing), Alec Siegel (Captain America,Avengers), and Rod Reis (Justice League) in their all-new ongoing Image Comics series C.O.W.L. Set in 1960s Chicago, a labor union of superheroes must work together to regain the confidence of the public and ferret out threats inside and outside their offices.

Higgins explained that the enemy the superheroes must face in C.O.W.L. is not the typical maniacal villain. “The biggest threat facing C.O.W.L. in 1962 is one of purpose. With the last of the great villains taken down—and their contract with the city about to expire—the union faces questions about their role in Chicago,” said Higgins. “On top of new mob-manufactured villains, jurisdiction battles with the Police, internal leaks, and a secret history that—if exposed—could topple the entire organization.”

Additionally, Reis’ art for C.O.W.L. departs from the traditional superhero-comic-style and was influenced by different time periods and mediums. "The idea is to use some of my influences of 60s' illustration, noir movies, and Graphic Novels from 80s to emphasize the feeling of politics and intrigue,” said Reis. “You will see super heroes in the book, but not the way you are accustomed."

A mystery of history, crime-fiction, and superheroes, C.O.W.L. has something for every reader. The first issue of C.O.W.L. arrives in stores on 5/28 and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: MAR140477.

35 Comments
Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Come on, you know I'm going to be all over this book like a tramp on chips.

Edited by longbowhunter

I wanna see some more Rod Reis art.

Posted by LyraFay

Ooh I want to read this!

Edited by mak13131313

I definitely will be getting this.

Posted by Fenderxx

I love the concept, very exicted for this one.

Posted by MissJ

This book, you guys. So good.

Staff
Posted by LiveForever

This book has so much potential. Definitely giving it a shot.

Posted by Teerack
@missj said:

This book, you guys. So good.

It's not even out.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@teerack said:
@missj said:

This book, you guys. So good.

It's not even out.

She is staff, she has all the hook ups, right?

Posted by Teerack

@teerack said:
@missj said:

This book, you guys. So good.

It's not even out.

She is staff, she has all the hook ups, right?

Oh yeah.... I guess...

Posted by havok85h

@teerack: or she's dating one of the writers :P

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by fables87

This look great, but why am I getting a Watchmen vibe here? Hope it's not another Watchmen.

Posted by Teerack
Posted by AlwaysTheBigSpoon

Definitely getting this! This is one of the Image Expo announcements on my list!

Other Image Expo titles on my list:

  • Nameless
  • Ody-C
  • Wytches
Posted by DonFelipe

@teerack said:
@allstarsuperman said:

@teerack said:
@missj said:

This book, you guys. So good.

It's not even out.

She is staff, she has all the hook ups, right?

Oh yeah.... I guess...

Check this out -- an interview with Higgins plus a few interiors on Newsarama; from January.

Posted by lykopis

More of this please, comics industry.

Edited by Lvenger

@teerack said:

@havok85h: That's rude.

Not really because she does lol

Why is this the first I've heard of Jen and Kyle dating? Odd that I never connected the dots till now lol.

As for this series itself, I am really interested in what Higgins is doing here. The interviews seem to suggest the use of 1960s unionism and social unrest in America coupled with a seemingly noir flavour to the story and of course the traditional superhero formula reworked into a completely new fashion. I loved how the ranking system amongst the superheroes was described which is a nice parallel to the capitalist hierarchy in America in the 60s. This'll be the first Image series I commit to given how new and fresh it is and I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@lvenger: Do you not listen to the podcast? They talk about it all the time. Also first Image series?

Posted by Lvenger

@jonny_anonymous: I don't always have time for the podcast let alone listening to it the whole way through. I'll have to rectify that in the future. Also, to lessen your disapproval, I have dabbled in Peter Panzerfaust and Invincible and will probably dabble in Lazarus at some point. I really like what Rucka is doing there.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@lvenger: dabbling is not enough Sir, you have to commit mind, body and soul!!1!

Posted by Lvenger

@lvenger: dabbling is not enough Sir, you have to commit mind, body and soul!!1!

I'll get round to it eventually. It was only 3 years ago that my entire pull list was comprised of DC and Marvel and I had little knowledge of anything else. Now I'm paying attention to all companies to find the best of the bunch. So I'm sort of on my way :P

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Edited by Akindoodle

@lvenger: dabbling is not enough Sir, you have to commit mind, body and soul!!1!

Hear, hear! This man has sense and Lazarus is beyond awesome.

Posted by CoryNick

This looks really good! Image is raising the bar this year.

Edited by Teerack

@lvenger said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@teerack said:

@havok85h: That's rude.

Not really because she does lol

Why is this the first I've heard of Jen and Kyle dating? Odd that I never connected the dots till now lol.

As for this series itself, I am really interested in what Higgins is doing here. The interviews seem to suggest the use of 1960s unionism and social unrest in America coupled with a seemingly noir flavour to the story and of course the traditional superhero formula reworked into a completely new fashion. I loved how the ranking system amongst the superheroes was described which is a nice parallel to the capitalist hierarchy in America in the 60s. This'll be the first Image series I commit to given how new and fresh it is and I'm looking forward to it.

Quit stalking her you creeps.

Posted by Lvenger

@teerack: It's just one remark, I never heard of it till now.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@teerack said:

@lvenger said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@teerack said:

@havok85h: That's rude.

Not really because she does lol

Why is this the first I've heard of Jen and Kyle dating? Odd that I never connected the dots till now lol.

As for this series itself, I am really interested in what Higgins is doing here. The interviews seem to suggest the use of 1960s unionism and social unrest in America coupled with a seemingly noir flavour to the story and of course the traditional superhero formula reworked into a completely new fashion. I loved how the ranking system amongst the superheroes was described which is a nice parallel to the capitalist hierarchy in America in the 60s. This'll be the first Image series I commit to given how new and fresh it is and I'm looking forward to it.

Quit stalking her you creeps.

Steady, they talk about it on the podcast all the time

Posted by Teerack

@teerack said:

@lvenger said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@teerack said:

@havok85h: That's rude.

Not really because she does lol

Why is this the first I've heard of Jen and Kyle dating? Odd that I never connected the dots till now lol.

As for this series itself, I am really interested in what Higgins is doing here. The interviews seem to suggest the use of 1960s unionism and social unrest in America coupled with a seemingly noir flavour to the story and of course the traditional superhero formula reworked into a completely new fashion. I loved how the ranking system amongst the superheroes was described which is a nice parallel to the capitalist hierarchy in America in the 60s. This'll be the first Image series I commit to given how new and fresh it is and I'm looking forward to it.

Quit stalking her you creeps.

Steady, they talk about it on the podcast all the time

Learn to detect humor.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@teerack: realize humor does not always translate through writing

Posted by Teerack

@teerack: realize humor does not always translate through writing

That's why you need to LEARN how to DETECT it.