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What began as an idea for a super villain inspired by a famous 20th century artist has evolved into a full-fledged comic book publishing company.
Here is how the story goes...that one artist-inspired super-villain spawned a team of super-powered super villains, each who's identity is also inspired by a famous 20th century artist. They come together at the behest of an unidentified benefactor. All being master artists as well as master thieves, this benefactor dubs this new super villain team, The Masters, and contracts them to steal five very specific portrait paintings from around the world.
The paintings individually hold insignificant value, but collectively they are priceless to the benefactor who plans to use their power and influence to perpetrate a scheme only known to him.
Standing in their way, though, is a team of Golden Age super heroes led by Black Owl and includes: Arrow, Airman, Plymo the Rubber Man, Fly-Man, and Twister. Together they form The Power Corps and are dedicated to foiling The Masters' evil plan.
Who is this unknown benefactor? Why does the benefactor need these specific paintings to carry our his ultimate plan? How can The Power Corps stop The Masters? All will be revealed in the upcoming five-issue series: The Masters.
The Masters will be available for purchase via Kickstarter on, or around, December 10, 2021, with the first issue due in April 2022. More details to follow.
The format of the story is an homage to the Bronze Age series The Brave and The Bold drawn so beautifully for nearly 100 issues by legendary artist Jim Aparo. As in The Brave and The Bold, each villain is confronted by the main hero (in this case a re-imagined, modernized version of Golden Age, public domain hero Black Owl) along with a guest hero from the Golden Age of Comics (who has also been re-imagined and modernized).
Each villain has their own chapter. And, each chapter is drawn by a different team of artists. Teams that we know would make Jim Aparo proud.
Artists were asked to choose their favorite villain and with that came the tasks of drawing their individual chapter AND re-imaging the Golden Age super hero that confronts them in their chapter. Artists were given complete creative freedom in recreating and modernizing these heroes of the past and we cannot wait to unveil them. They are all spectacular!
We have assembled a literal “who's who” of over 40 artists from the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages of comics through to modern day. These artists, and samples of the art they have created for The Masters, will be revealed over the next few weeks leading up to the Kickstarter.
Regarding what will be offered via the Kickstarter, here is a sneak peek of what we have planned:
Issues 1-5 (each with alternate covers);
Trade paper back and hard cover (collecting all issue plus more!);
Treasury Edition/Limited Collectors Edition a la Marvel and DC Comics in the 1970s;
Posters and pin-ups of famous comic book cover recreations;
Black light poster a la 1970s Marvel black light posters;
Power Comics Wall Calendar; A comic book-and-record set a la Power Records of the 1970s; action figures; Autographed original pieces of art; and MORE!
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Peace, Love, and Comics!
THE MASTERS: COVERS
THE ACTION FIGURES
and the Legendary Artists who inspired them