Buzzkill tells the story of Ruben, a superhero. Strong, enhanced senses, nigh-invulnerable, he has only one weakness: the source of his powers. Ruben derives his power from alcohol and drugs; the more, the better. But after a drag-out, city-destroying battle, he begins to realize he has a problem. After the destruction his addiction has cause, to the world and to his own personal life, Ruben is ready to get clean.
“A surprisingly smart and honest look at fighting addiction. Cates and Reznicek writes honest characters with genuine emotions that elevates this book from your typical cape comic. Shaw’s art is one of the strongest parts of the book. His twisted version of the heroes and villains of this world bring it to life. His action scenes hit hard and read clearly.” -Drew
Danny Cates is a comic book writer, whose other works include The Paybacks, Star Trek Waypoint and the upcomin God Country. Mark Reznicek is the drummer for the band, The Toadies. Geoff Shaw is a comic artist who has worked on the Paybacks and the upcoming God Country.
Being a superhero is never quite what you expect. First you get a cape, maybe from a second hand store, and a mask to protect your secret identity, but where do you find a supervillain? It’s not like they’re growing on trees! In fact, being a superhero is a lot of work, and a lot more mundane than you’ve ever realized. For something on the lighter side of the superhero fare check out The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks.
“Faith Erin Hicks has always been able to capture the humor in quiet, simple moments. Her characters look and act like real people, with real emotions. This book is broken into one page stories, which grow and connect as the book goes on. The laughs are everywhere on every page. ” -Drew
Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. Her current project is The Nameless City, a three book series with First Second Books.
Faith is coming to the library! Join us on Wednesday April 20 at 7:00pm for An Evening with Faith Erin Hicks. Click here to register for this free program.