John Lees is a superhero historian, well known for chronicling the real-life history of superheroes in two best-selling books, The Mask Age: 40 Years of Flying and Punching Evil in the Face and Why, Yes, I AM Wearing Spandex. His particular area of interest and expertise has long been Gilbert Graham, the original Standard. He has spent years researching The Standard’s cultural impact, even spending a year living in Sky City to gain a deeper understanding of where and how the superhero phenomenom was born. This blog is the latest avenue through which he hopes to share his findings.
John currently resides in Glasgow, Scotland. Rumors that he leads a double life as crime-fighter Captain Clyde are unsubstantiated.
The Standard is a 6-issue comic book miniseries, the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world.
You can buy The Standard #1 in print from ComixTribe and Indyplanet, priced at $3.99, or digitally from Graphicly, Wowio, DriveThruComics and MyDigitalComics, priced at $1.99. You can also buy it in comic stores in Glasgow.
You can buy The Standard #2 in print from ComixTribe and IndyPlanet, priced at $3.99, or digitally from Graphicly, Wowio,DriveThruComics and MyDigitalComics, priced at $1.99. You can also buy it in comic stores in Glasgow.
Writer – John Lees
Artist – Jonathan Rector
Colorist – Mike Gagnon
Letterer – Kel Nuttall
Editor – Steven Forbes
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