For the first time ever, indie powerhouse Unlikely Heroes Studios is taking on an entirely new property and a brand new team, and our unlikely heroes are…villains?
A new Kickstarter was launched earlier this week for a comic book series that I personally understand took years to develop. The Unthinkables is by writer Paul Hanley (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd), penciler Ian Richardson (Image Comics, 2000AD), inker Julien Hugonnard-Bert (Star Wars, X-Men), colourist Simon Gough (Snake Eyes), and letterer Thomas Mauer (Dark Horse, Image) and imagines a world in which all the superheroes have dropped dead. That leaves the super villains the only ones with super powers and any hope of saving the world! Talk about a steep learning curve.
From the preview you can read for the first issue (here) to the text accompanying this campaign, you just know its going to be a slick look, professionally produced comic book with plenty of humour too. The best of British but told through the very American genre of superheroes.
Of course, there are various pledge prices and stretch goals available, with some already sold out, such as original commissions from Ian Richardson. Which I’m not surprised about given I have always felt he is one of the biggest unsung artists working in comic today and with a very contemporary style I find hard to believe isn’t adoring more comics. But, with a recent return to the pages of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Magazine, as well as The Unthinkables, here’s hoping that may change.
For more on this campaign and how to back it, check it out here today.