Imagine being the children of the world’s greatest superheroes. They’re not as brave or beloved as their parents, seeking fame and fortune instead of the altruism of the old guard and more interested in sponsorship deals and being photographed in the right places than rescuing cats from trees. But as the old heroes die and stocks slide and the environment crumbles, the world looks for answers and these arrogant, spoiled twenty-somethings decide to take matters into their own hands. The problem is, just because you can fly doesn’t mean you can balance the budget. Just because you have heat-vision doesn’t mean you know how to create jobs. America tumbles and the heroes are the problem. Will the villains come back and save us from the superheroes?
“Jupiter’s Legacy” was originally a comic series co-created by industry veterans Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Millar is producing the film adaptation with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers,” “Constantine”). Screenwriters Mark and Brian Gunn — who are “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn’s cousin and brother — are on board to pen the script.
The first volume of “Jupiter’s Legacy” is currently available on ComiXology for free, but only for a 24-hour window. The digital book usually retails for $7.99.
After the success of the original “Jupiter’s Legacy,” a prequel series called “Jupiter’s Circle” was released in 2015. A sequel series, “Jupiter’s Legacy 2,” launches at the end of the month, from the same creative team of Millar and Quitely.
The “Jupiter’s Legacy” film adaptation does not yet have a release date.
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