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No Hero is a seven-issue serialized graphic novel written by Warren Ellis and featuring artwork by Juan Jose Ryp.
In 1966, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. Calling themselves The Levellers, this unified front stood against street crimes and corruption, in defense of their city against any and all assault. Years have passed, and we fast-forward through the tumultuous events of those early years to today, where the idealistic Levellers have gone through four incarnations to become The Front Line. But the team is not the only thing that’s advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out…
No Hero is typically regarded as the second part in Avatar's and Warren Ellis' "Superhuman Trilogy" dealing with the creation of superheroes. The other two books include Black Summer (which also featured art by Juan Jose Ryp) and Supergod (featuring art by Garrie Gastonny). In an interview before the release of the first issue of Supergod Warren Ellis said "Black Summer was about superhumans who were too human. No Hero was about superhumans who were inhuman. Supergod is about superhumans who are no longer human at all, but something else. The third leg of a thematic trilogy if you like." [link]
- No Hero (trade paperback; collecting all issues)