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Comic Review: Supurbia #11
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Supurbia #11Supurbia #11
Written by Grace Randolph
Art by Russell Dauterman
Colors by Gabriel Cassata
Letters by Steve Wands
Covers by Emily Warren
Boom! Studios
Release Date: September 18, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Supurbia follows the lives of superheroes and their families. All living in the same neighborhood, they lean on each other to train, help, and support each other. But like any other neighborhood and family life, the gossip, jealousies, and trust issues run rampant. In Supurbia #11 the Meta Legion is still looking for a kidnapped child, Zari, the daughter of Superhero Dion Jenkins and his wife, retired superhero Tia. Unsure if Sovereign live-in girlfriend and former supervillain Helen Heart is involved since she has also disappeared and since Helen’s ex, supervillain Hector Hunt, is the kidnapper. Also missing is Gio aka Agent Twilight, who disappeared during a mission.

All of the Meta Legion is out looking for them when an explosion happens in the neighborhood. Those left behind, run to find safety only to encounter more danger. And as the heroes return home, they start to find their loves ones in danger by those they thought they could trust.

Grace Rudolph‘s story is incredibly engaging. The characters are sympathetic and complex. What is nice is that the the families, whether former heroes or villains, potential heroes or villains, or just the people that love them, their stories are flushed out. They serve as more than potential victims in need of rescuing. Everyone is handled with care and it allows the nuances of each character to shine.

This book is well worth the read, but only if you have been following along so far. If not go back and catch up. Though it is well written, it is not able to stand on it’s own or a good one to jump into the series. But it is worth the time to read the previous issues. It will make the cliffhanger at the end that much better.

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