The Hero died twenty years ago trying to save a family in a building collapse, but the implications of her death still linger, especially for Laura, a young reporter who’s doing a story on the anniversary of the Hero’s death.
Laura has managed to track down an old woman named Doris Weller, an eye witness to what happened. But Doris has no interest in remembering that day, let alone talking about it. As Laura coaxes the story out of her, we get to see what actually happened to the Hero, and the devastating effect her death had on Doris and the city.
A Hero’s Death is as much character study as it is a very traditional superhero tale. There’s action, danger and spandex, but the story also explores what happens when a hero fails. Our book doesn’t have a message, but it does have a feel good ending, and we hope when you read the last page and close the book that you’ll have a new perspective on caped heroes.
A Hero’s Death is an original 48 page graphic novel, hand painted by legendary artist Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Punisher) and written by Ricardo Sanchez (Resident Evil, Legends of the Dark Knight, RIFT.) It initially launched, and funded, on Kickstarter, and is currently available as an 88 page special edition through IDW that includes an illustrated short story as well as concept art and other production assets.