Time to be Vigilant once more!
Announced earlier, 2000AD and Rebellion are bringing some absolutely classic Brit super-types back in their brand-new one-shot The Vigilant, coming in August.
It features a wealth of classic (or possibly just weird) superhero types from the archives of the Fleetway and IPC back catalogue, now happily home at Rebellion. These characters once thrilled many of us back in the 70s in the pages of Lion, Tiger, Valiant, Eagle, and Buster, but now they’re being brought back, as a brand-new super-team, The Valiant!
The team includes such weirdness as Adam Eterno (16th Century alchemist’s apprentice cursed with eternal life, killed only with pure gold weapons, only to awake in another time), Blake Edmonds (Deathwish, the once vain F1 driver, disfigured in a nightmare crash, now travelling the world doing ridiculous stunts), Thunderbolt the Avenger (activates his superpowers through electrocuting himself with his very special watch!), and best of all, the wonderful Leopard from Lime Street (a boy bitten by a radioactive leopard at his local zoo, getting spectacular leopard powers in the process!)
They band together to face down the combined threat of the evil forces of Von Hoffman and Dr Mesmer who’ve kidnapped Adam Eterno from time and in doing so, put all reality under threat!
The Vigilant will be written by Simon Furman (Transformers) and Simon Coleby (Jaegir) along with other guest creators, and will be released on August 15th.
Rebellion and 2000AD have been doing great things with these long-forgotten comics, mostly as part of the Treasury of British Comics line, which thus far has brought back classics such as Faceache, The Dracula Files, Marney The Fox, The Leopard from Lime Street, Misty, and Monster.