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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.


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Brisbane based artist Paul Mason is the writer/artist of The Solider Legacy, the saga of a World War II Superhero which doff’s the hat to Kirby’s comics of the 1940’s and 1960’s. Here he presents two recent pieces, Marvel 1962 from the 43rd Comic-Con Souvenir book and DC New 52 Superman vs. OMAC. You can find more of Paul’s work at his blog and DeviantArt gallery.