The last word on superheroes continues
“What would you do with the rest of your life?” With its central trio given only six months to live after developing superpowers thanks to the sexually transmitted G- Plus virus, Death Sentence’s high concept perfectly fitted its initial six- issue span. But according to author Monty Nero, there’s so much more to tell as Verity, Wessel and Monty are returning in new ongoing monthly, Death Sentence: London.
“To start with, we learn more about them, as they become more powerful and dangerous,” reveals Nero, who will be joined by artist Martin Simmonds. “So we’ll see the effect of the virus on the wider population, and the American response with new characters like Jeb Mulgrew, an undercover FBI agent.”
As the subtitle indicates, the English capital is at the heart of the story. “There’s a lot of stuff influenced by the London riots, and some new characters such as a London mayor you may recognise,” says Nero, who will also look at the wider global picture. “We’ve always got multiple threads interweaving so events in London are intercut with what’s happening elsewhere as the virus proliferates.”
With Weasel resembling Peter Doherty, Nero will continue to mesh pop culture with superhero action. “It’s about our culture, our values, and our lives,” he explains. “We live in crazy times, and superpowers are simply a fun way to talk about it.”
Death Sentence: London # 1 is published by Titan Comics on Wednesday 10 June.
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