Indeed, perhaps a might silly and just maybe a wee outside the laws of intellectual property, but if this series were real, it’d be a hoot (and that pun is very much intended). Image’s Guardians of the Globe’s ranks already include Spawn, Invincible, Rick Grimes of WALKING DEAD and the President. Why not Harry Potter?
There’s some debate about whether or not this is an altogether-hoax or a snarky parody of Marvel’s Avengers promos to promote a book that Image already had in the pipeline. Given the August 2010 part at the bottom, I’d almost expect - - and really, hope for - - the later, since comic needs a little more fun absurdity, in my opinion. Rather than debate if JK Rowling really has licensed her signature character, why don’t we start a fantasy draft? Who else should be in the Guardians of the Globe? Me, myself, I’d want to luchador El Santo, the enigmatic masked man who is Mexico’s all-encompassing equivalent to Hulk Hogan, James Bond and Superman. Hey - - the guy already moonlights as a mummy-suplexing superhero, so he'd fit right in.
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.