Image Expo: More Batman family writer goodness as Kyle Higgins’s C.O.W.L is revealed

Details for Nightwing writer: Kyle Higgins’s Next Project “C.O.W.L” have been revealed, Joining him on the superhero series will be Alec Siegel (Captain America, Avengers), and Rod Reis (Justice League), And the so far the title has a groovy 1960’s vibe.

Announced via press release Image’s blurb on the title says;

A rise in “super powered” individuals dates back to the closing days of World War II after the deployment of the atomic bomb. In response, Geoffrey Warner (then known as The Grey Raven) spearheaded the campaign to bring heroes together in Chicago…and struck a contract with the city for the heroes’ services. But while C.O.W.L. once stood as a beacon of hope against an epidemic of organized crime and a loose “brotherhood” of villains, the organization is now in a position where it must prove its worth to an ever more disillusioned public…while overcoming great threats from both inside and outside its offices.Although Geoffrey, aka The Grey Raven is the character responsible for first organizing the heroes under one banner, C.O.W.L., he’s not the only character readers will get to know.“While Geoffrey is definitely a major player, both within C.O.W.L and within the story, the book is very much an ensemble piece, allowing us to explore C.O.W.L. from a number of different viewpoints,” said Siegel.

“These characters range from some of the “top tier” heroes, to members of the Investigations and Patrol Divisions. We’ve also got spouses, reporters, Chicago Police Detectives, jailers, and City Hall.”The concept for C.O.W.L. has been marinating with Higgins for quite some time. Its first appearance was in his college film, THE LEAGUE. “As someone who loves history, comics, and crime fiction, 1960s Chicago was always the perfect era for C.O.W.L. In fact, it’s what got me to take the idea of organized superheroes seriously,” said Higgins.“Between the politics and labor unions in Chicago, and the rise of Marvel Comics, the early ’60s are one of my favorite periods in American History.”

Sounds exciting and quite a thematic departure from Nightwing, I for one am totally digging the Justice League: New Frontier/Sternko era SHIELD/silver age feels that are coming off this. Plus is that sly little nods to the creators previous work on the released artwork for the series?

C.O.W.L  is projected to debut in May 2014 from Image Comics, We will keep you posted on this one.

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The writer of this piece was: GARYav
Gary Kane aka (GK)
Article: Where are They Now.
GK tweets from @Kanoclassic


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