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With great power, take no responsibility! Super Corporate Heroes slaps a satirical spin on everything we know about superheroes, money and power. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice…except one (and he’s the villain).
• Full color, 112 pages
• Genre: Humor, satire
• Audience: Young adult, adult
• Release Date: Jan. 8, 2014
• Digital:$6.99 (available here)
• Print: $19.99 (print on demand available from IndyPlanet)
• ISBN: 0-9778454-4-3
• ISBN 13: 978-0-9778454-4-6
After powerful corporations decimate the golden age of non-profit superheroes, new rules are designed for a new generation of who must use their extraordinary powers to earn a living. In this alternate reality, superheroes must be licensed by a mega insurance company called Superhero, Inc and people pay to be rescued. But the game is rigged and nobody seems to notice…except one (and he’s the villain). With tongue firmly planted in cheek, we lambast many ‘modern’ sacred cows like too big to fail corporations, the idea of superheroes being moral, as well as the working poor and the filthy rich.
Volume 1: Sticky Fingers
The narrative thread weaves around short vignettes detailing key moments in the lives of various superheroes that work for Superhero, Inc. The benefits of working for the company are fame and fortune. Their celebrity can dwarf the paparazzi frenzy of Hollywood stars and all-star athletes combined. The top earner and most famous is American Icon, a former country music star. His invulnerable strength is only matched by his binge drinking and playboy lifestyle. The hardest working superhero is Ms. Titanium. She’s just as strong as American Icon, but when she found out she’s only paid half his salary, she walks out to plot her revenge. Then there’s the working stiff heroes, who are overworked and often punished for saving people without a license. Enter Blue Collar (a.k.a. Hero in a Hatchback), a divorced father of three with more bills than cash, and Spinlar, a half fly, half spider Brazilian heartthrob who’s trying to live the American dream. His one problem? Spinning a web from his back end can keep even the best superhero’s career from advancing.
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Well bollocks to all that! Meet “Super Corporate Heroes” – superheroes who are more in line with the actual American Way…It’s a brilliant sendup of capitalism, fantasy, and everything else we’ve come to love and loathe about modern society. Face it – we all need a laugh right now, and unlike the not-so-superheroes handling bailouts and austerity plans, these SuperHeroes actually deliver…
Dr. Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics
One of the most important types of protest is creative protest. The standard measures for waking people up have been carefully blocked by the powers that be. So that leaves the unorthodox avenues of awareness as the way forward for people who want a better world. Suzy and Miguel have found one of those avenues and spray-painted the entire thing. I’m glad to live in a world with their creativity.
Lee Camp, comedian extraordinaire and host of Moment of Clarity Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money
The plot is absolutely brilliant and the art stays on par with it throughout. I love seeing creators take an original approach towards a genre that I’ve loved my whole life and books like SCH is the epitome of that. It has humor, action, real life struggle, and even manages to be a social dialogue along with all of that. Following the Nerd, Jake Tanner
Overall, I can’t praise Super Corporate Heroes enough. It made me laugh, examine some of my views on current political issues, and think about our world while giving me an enjoyable reading experience. Fanboy Comics, Jodi Scaife
This hilarious comic, the first of four volumes by indie comic publisher, 7 Robots, Inc., grabbed my attention within the first pages….There is no doubt that I strongly recommend this mini-series. Super Corporate Heroes (Vol 1): Sticky Fingers gets 5/5 stars. Comics To Read, La Cracha
The comic is thoroughly entertaining and very well written and illustrated by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias who are so clearly having an extraordinarily good time producing such an enjoyable story. The Examiner, Robert J. Sodaro
It’s really hard for me to get into any superhero title [anymore]. There’s just so much of it that it’s pretty common, but with Super Corporate Heroes I found that the story was easy to get into and enjoy. In fact I wanted to keep reading more. Comic Bastards, Dustin Cabeal
Super Corporate Heroes is not the first comic to delve into the dark possibility of heroes abusing their powers (see Alan Moore’s Watchmen and Warren Ellis’ No Hero. I’m sure Miguel and Suzy knew that, yet somehow they found a way to make a controversial topic into a page turning comic…The engaging artwork also helped a lot in making this indie comic a force to reckon with…Miguel and Suzy found a way to blend humor and captivating artwork to make a powder keg of a subject into something worth reading…another great Independent Comic done right! Comic Booked, Jacques Nyemb
Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias masterfully outline a superhero universe. You get a sense that this world is like City of Heroes, just teeming with superheroes looking to make a buck and eager to save lives. Superhero Inc. guarantees it. More than simply a political satire, Super Corporate Heroes sets a fascinating stage for some interesting characters. I found myself beginning to like or hate certain characters and am eager to see how their stories play out. I can’t wait to see what Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias have in store for issue #2, which will debut the Invisible Hand. Love it! 4 out of 5. Geeks of Doom, Bobby Cooper
…you can be sure Rush Limbaugh would have an aneurysm if the work of a woman and a Hispanic ever got their two cents in on the debate over insurance…Super Corporate Heroes is a well-thought-out comic book… Spandexless, David Anderson
I have been a fan of this series since I read the first issue. I have said it before and I still believe it, the creative team of Suzy Dias and Miguel Guerra are the epitome of the modern independent comic spirit…Dias and Guerra have a perfect execution and it would make Alan Moore, John Byrne and Jon Stewart all proud! The Pullbox, Eric Anderson
Comparisons of Super Corporate Heroes to Alan Moore’s mind blowing saga “Watchmen” are inevitable: both series parody the superhero genre and overlay serious political implications for alternative takes on society. The Mantle, Shaun Randol
What would neoliberal superheroes be like? Check out @SuperCorpHeroes hilariously disturbing comic. Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money