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Great Capes

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Paul Mason

Tokyo-based Australian expat writer/journalist Andrez Bergen shares some of the interior art to his forthcoming novel, Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? Andrez describes the book as a “futuristic/retro superhero romp that mixes and matches 1930s Art Deco architectural lines with gung-ho Soviet formalist propaganda style, twisted into 1960s pop art sentiment and the huge influences of Jack Kirby. Think golden and silver age American comics channeled unto a dystopic future via Japanese manga, and then skewed by the ’60s comicbook legacy of Jack Kirby, along with Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Jim Steranko and their ilk”.

Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? is currently with the publisher and Andrez’s previous novels, One Hundred years of Vicissitude and Tobacco-stained Mountain Goat, are available from the usual outlets. For more information about the comicbook influences behind the novel you can find articles by Andrez here and here.


Giovanni Ballati