Check Out John Lees' The Standard

John Lees is a smart fellow. He wrote an excellent piece on Scalped for the blog awhile back. He has a comic book coming out in January called The Standard (with art by Jonathan Rector) that you can tell your local comic book retailer to order on this month's order form. Here is how Lees' describes the Standard:

Over 40 years ago, scientist Gilbert Graham became The Standard, the world’s first superhero. When he retired, Alex Thomas – formerly his sidekick, Fabu-Lad – took on the mantle in his place, transforming The Standard from superhero to celebrity. Now, a young girl is missing, and Alex has promised to find her. Can he become a hero once more? Or does fate have other plans for The Standard? THE STANDARD is a six-issue mini-series that will release bi-monthly.

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