30 Day Comic Book Challenge Day 3: An Underrated Comic – Supurbia
It’s day 3 of the 30-day comic book challenge! Every day I cover a different comic book question, along with the other members of the IGN Assemble Facebook group.
Day 3: An Underrated Comic
This answer was easy. There’s a monthly ongoing comic right now that I think is absolutely fantastic, yet it has a criminally small audience. Although it reviews exceptionally well, so those already aboard know it’s something special but far too many are ignoring it. The last person I recommend the series to turned to me and said it’s one of the best super hero stories she had ever read. The series I’m talking about is Supurbia, by Grace Randolph.
Supurbia answers the question of what happens when a super hero takes off the tights? What about their family? What goes on back at home? The members of the super hero team The Meta Legion all live on the same street. It’s an idea that makes a shocking amount of sense that’s never occurred to me. If you work on the same super hero team then why not keep all your loved ones in the same place? That way if they’re ever endangered you’ve got an entire super hero team living there to look out for them. The cast is made up of incredibly diverse characters who are far more than the typical archetypes.
To say that the series is just about the afterhours and domestic politics of super hero life would be to sell it excruciatingly short. Supurbia also has its fair share of action that takes place far from the safety of their homes (speaking of which, who’s to say that their homes are actually safe? Hint-hint!)
If you want to check out this series, which you should, there’s a 4-issue mini series that leads into the current ongoing. The mini is collected in trade and is also over on Comixology. I highly suggest giving it a try.