New comic stars pitiful Toronto superhero
A new comic book takes the typical superhero tropes and smacks them right down in the middle of Toronto. Cartoonist Jason Loo has set up a Kickstarter page for issue 1 of his new graphic novel, which follows The Pitiful Human-Lizard from the Financial District and Y&D Square to Parkdale as he works some awful day corporate job by day and fights crime by night. Yeah, all the cliches abound - but with streetcars! And Dufferin Street! And failure. I'm sold, though I'm not sure how much of an audience the book will find outside TO.
The first tale of Lucas Barrett, the "struggling superhero making the best out of his shortcomings," will be printed in an edition of 1,000 copies if the Kickstarter meets its goal of $4,500, to which it's well on its way. A $5 pledge gets you the PDF, while for a mere $15 you can get the book delivered to your door, shipping included. Not a bad deal at all. Head over to Loo's Kickstarter page here, or watch his video about the book below.
More info at Kickstarter