The End League #1

February 25, 2008 | Comics


The End League #1
Rick Remender, Mat Broome, Sean Parsons
Dark Horse Comics
$2.99 CAN/US
**** (out of five)

Astonishman was the hero that everyone looked up to, that perfect symbol of honour, nobility and integrity — until the day he killed over half the people on Earth.
After being duped into delivering a nuclear missile into the heart of an underwater alien city, this paragon of heroism did everything he could to save the world from utter destruction and he succeeded.
Sort of.
While billions died in the blast and resulting fallout from the explosion, Astonishman managed to keep the planet from drifting off into space and inadvertently helped usher in a new era for humanity as cosmic radiation bombarded the Earth, given many people strange new abilities.
Now, in a world where even the brave heroes of the Squadron of Righteousness go hungry due to food shortages, endless battles rage between groups of powered beings over what little resources remain.
The question is: How long can the good guys last in such a terrible place?
Writer Rick Remender (Strange Girl, Sea Of Red) and artists Mat Broome (WildC.A.T.S.) and Sean Parsons examine how harsh a world full of powers might be in utterly gripping fashion.

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