THE STANDARD #1 of 6 (January 2013)
Over 40 years ago, mild-mannered scientist Gilbert Graham became The Standard, the world’s first real life superhero. When he retired, Alex Thomas – formerly The Standard’s sidekick, Fabu-Lad – took on the mantle in his place, transforming The Standard from superhero to celebrity. But somewhere amidst all the sponsorship deals and reality TV shows, Alex lost sight of what Gilbert created The Standard to represent. Now, a young girl is missing, and The Standard has promised to find her. Can Alex Thomas become a hero once more? Or does fate have other plans for The Standard?
DIAMOND ID: NOV121047 F STANDARD #1 (OF 6) (MR)
RATING: Teen + Up
FORMAT: 32 pages, color (1 of 6 mini-series)
WRITER: John Lees
ARTIST: Jonathan Rector
COLORISTS: Ray Dillon, Mo James
LETTERER: Kel Nuttall
EDITOR: Steven Forbes
COPYRIGHT INFO: © John Lees
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.