John Lees

The Standard #1

The Standard #1 by John Lees
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fiction Comic, Suspense
For readers of:Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Stephen King
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About the Book

Over 40 years ago, mild-mannered scientist Gilbert Graham became THE STANDARD, the world’s first real life superhero. When he retired, Alex Thomas – formerly The Standard’s sidekick, Fabu-Lad – took on the mantle in his place, transforming The Standard from superhero to celebrity. But somewhere amidst all the sponsorship deals and reality TV shows, Alex lost sight of what Gilbert created The Standard to represent.

Now, a young girl is missing, and The Standard has promised to find her. Can Alex Thomas become a hero once more? Or does fate have other plans for The Standard?

The Standard is the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world.

The Standard is a six-part superhero miniseries written by John Lees and drawn by Jonathan Rector.

Writer: John Lees

Artist: Jonathan Rector

Colorist: Ray Dillon & Mo James

Letterer: Kel Nuttall

Editor: Steven Forbes

Standard Full Color Comic 32 pages

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