The critically-acclaimed, award-nominated UK indie smash is coming to America…
THE STANDARD is 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.
THE STANDARD is a six-part superhero miniseries written by John Lees and drawn by Jonathan Rector, debuting in select comic stores in the US & Canada in August!
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Diamond ID: Coming Soon
US Release Schedule
THE STANDARD #1 – January 2013
THE STANDARD #2 – March 2013
THE STANDARD #3 – May 2013
THE STANDARD #4 – July 2013
THE STANDARD #5 – September 2013
THE STANDARD #6 - November 2013
“The indy market for comics just now is just so fresh and rewarding and it’s fitting that John’s named his title “The Standard”…..he’s managing to throw down the gambit and compete against some of the bigger titles flooding the comic book shelves these days with a lot of success.”
Gary Watson, Comics Anonymous
“Overall, both issues of The Standard have been a fresh new take on some old comic book themes with a fantastic story that combines drama and action with a nice touch of humor and that’s complemented well by the eye-catching art. If you’re a fan of superheroes at all I can’t recommend enough that you pick this up. The Standard is worth a piece of your comic budget and Lees is a writer that I hope to see a lot more of in the future.” ****1/2 / *****
Bil Janzen, Comics Bulletin
“The art is fantastic bringing crisp, clean, and beautiful work on every panel. Just like the art, the writing is excellent and panel by panel I found myself feeling as if I was familiar with the characters and developing a bond with them.” ****/*****
Stephen Jondrew, Project Fanboy
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ABOUT THE CREATORS
John Lees is a writer from Glasgow, Scotland. As well as writing THE STANDARD, John also writes extensively about comics at ComixTribe and ComicBuzz, and is a founding member of comic creator network the Glasgow League of Writers. Visit his blog at johnleescomics.wordpress.com, or follow him on Twitter @johnlees927.
Jonathan Rector is an Illustrator and Comic Book Artist based out of Ontario Canada. His work focuses on power, motion and action. Story telling is something he works very hard to achieve. Projects he has done include, The Standard (Published by John Lees), The Hero Code (published through Jamie Gambell, Jesop King (Self published), Concept work for the Mutants & Masterminds tabletop RPG Game, Political Powers: Joe Biden (published through Bluewater Productions), Varied Scaries (published through Ronin Studios), Turok Xbox 360 (Concept Artist). And many other free lance projects.