Media Release — The celebrity stars of the blockbuster The Olympians films are about to take “method” to a whole new level. In Bryan Hitch’s all-new six-issue miniseries REAL HEROES, a group of actors who are used to playing superheroes on film are forced to don their capes and cowls in real life when a nefarious foe endangers their city.
REAL HEROES #1 is Hitch’s first foray into writing and drawing his own work, and hits the ground running with an explosion and a brutally-orchestrated fight to the death.
Hitch explained that there is more to REAL HEROES than just another superhero series. The characters are average celebrities faced with an enemy meant for their fictional counterparts. “The real stars of this story are the very fallible, very real actors. It’s those characters that shape the story when they find themselves doing it for real,” said Hitch. “Robert Downey Jr. isn’t really Tony Stark, Hemsworth isn’t Thor, and Cavill isn’t Superman. Imagine if they got to be? Very different story.”
To read more from this exclusive interview with Hitch on the making of REAL HEROES, visit: www.imagecomics.com.
REAL HEROES #1 arrives in stores on 3/26 and is available for $3.99.
REAL HEROES with Cover A by Bryan Hitch can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140533. Cover B by Frank Cho can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140534, Cover C by David Finch can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140535, and Cover D by Travis Charest can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140536.