Gen 13: Ordinary Heroes

September 13, 2004 | Trades


Gen 13: Ordinary Heroes
Adam Hughes, Mark Farmer, Alan Davis, Kevin Nowlan
Wildstorm/DC Comics
$22.95/$14.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Adam Hughes has a way with women.
In recent years, this outstanding American artist has become the go-to guy for sexy pin-ups and hot covers, often featuring beautiful female characters. No matter what was on the inside, Hughes’ covers were often the only reason needed to pick up a book.
But before he became known as a specialist, Hughes could tell a heck of a good story with his lush, round … um … art.
Ordinary Heroes, an interesting little Gen 13 tale from 1996 that was also written by Hughes, is combined with a stand-alone tale from the Wildstorm Thunderbook #1, the first two issues of Alan Davis and Mark Farmer’s Gen 13: Bootleg and seven full-page pin-ups to make a very compelling package.
Hughes’ requisite sexy women abound, as do those by Davis, and the wacky fun that was ever-present in most Gen 13 tales may make you nostalgic for the super-team’s heydays.
Now if someone could just convince DC to collect Hughes’ terrific early-’90s run on Justice League America, everything would be right in the world.

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