THE STANDARD #2 of 6 (March 2013)
Once, Gilbert Graham was The Standard, the world’s first and greatest superhero. Now an old man and long retired from crime-fighting, he lives a quiet life as a high school chemistry teacher. But when Alex Thomas – his former sidekick and successor to the Standard mantle – is murdered, Gilbert is haunted by old memories… and faced with a serious decision.
WRITER: John Lees
ARTIST: Jonathan Rector
COLORISTS: Gulliver Vianei, Mike Gagnon
LETTERER: Kel Nuttall
EDITOR: Steven Forbes
COPYRIGHT INFO: © John Lees
RATING: Teen + Up
FORMAT: Single issue, 28 pages, color (1 of 6 miniseries)
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.