Super Hero Happy Hour, the new comic book published by GeekPunk, is now available. Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beer as you listen in on the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood bar &
grill. But, this establishment is unlike any other tavern. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. The bar serves as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes it is “a place where everyone knows your name”, secret identity or not.
It is at the bar known as The Hideout, where the heroes pull off their masks and lower their defenses, and we mere civilians really learn what it is like to be a super hero. Besides thwarting the evil schemes of malicious madmen and acting as the first line of defense against invading aliens, the heroes are regular folk that need to unwind too.
Told with humor in a matter of fact nature, Super Hero Happy Hour explores the trials and tribulations of modern day super heroes as they attempt to unwind. This title is unlike any other super hero book in that we do not witness the epic battles and daring deeds, but instead we simply “hang” with the heroes on a personal and familiar level. This is a book for fans that have read super hero comics over the years. The heroes say the kind of things that comic fans always think and wish they would say as familiar super hero stereotypes and icons are explored, dissected, and challenged.
An additional feature of every issue is the Super Hero Happy Hour Super Bar Feat. Paying homage to the “rainy-day” activity sequences of Saturday morning super hero cartoons, this one-page vignette features a new actual bar trick explained and demonstrated by the bartender.
Super Hero Happy Hour is currently planned as a finite series of ten or twelve black and white stand-alone issues. While the series does not consist of a sequential story arc, familiarity with the characters is increased with each issue. The first issue is written by Dan Taylor, illustrated by Chris Fason, additional art by Avian Bakotich, and cover by Scott Morse (Soulwind, Magic Pickle, Elektra: Glimpse & Echo). Super Hero Happy Hour #1 (b/w 40 pages) is currently available for order online at http://www.geekpunk.com.
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