She’s A Hero But Is She A Supe? Jesse Returns In Street Angel: Superhero For A Day

by Hannah Means Shannon

Street Angel features the legendary 13-year-old female hero Jesse Sanchez who spends her life trying to keep up with school and keep her environment safe. Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca have created an iconic character in Sanchez and she’s coming back to print this October from Image Comics.

In Street Angel: Superhero For a Day, we finally see how Jesse measures up in the world of superheroes when she’s used to be quietly being the hero–alone–every day. When she and her friends find a powerful alien artifact, however, they learn that being a superhero is not all fun and games.

Image says: “Is this an extraterrestrial plot to destroy their middle school friendship or a gift from above that Jesse can pawn for a hot dog?”

Rugg explains why this is a significant development for the comic:

Although Street Angel is the toughest superhero ever, her stories don’t look like traditional superhero comics. In STREET ANGEL: SUPERHERO FOR A DAY, we finally see Jesse with Angel City’s other champions—and we see how she responds when her role in her circle of friends is threatened. It’s an exciting, new take on the superhero genre, guaranteed to shake up the status quo like Watchmen and Dark Knight did generations ago.

Street Angel: Superhero For a Day (Diamond code: AUG170741, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0553-3) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, October 25th and bookstores Tuesday, October 31st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, September 4th.

Street Angel: Superhero For a Day is also available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.