"I’m very excited about this book. It’s certainly the most adult and emotional superhero comic I’ve ever attempted, the result of a ton of research I’ve been doing for the past eighteen months on Detroit, including a visit last year when I was in the States to take an endless amount of photographs. The idea of a city where (literally) half the street lights aren’t working, police stations and schools are closing and banks have grass growing out of the windows just seems like the perfect contemporary setting when we’re used to New York or Metropolis. This is about kids who have NOTHING, each one based on a real person I met in my research and I’ve got about 200 pages of notes on their thoughts on America crammed into these five issues. What happens when the most powerless suddenly have power? That’s what the series is about, told through the eyes of America’s poor (an ethnic mix of white, African American, Hispanic and mixed race teenagers) who look beyond the aspirations of their friends and try something a little different.
Anyway, I’m super-jazzed about this one. I feel it’s maybe the best thing I’ve done. This isn’t Spider-Man. This isn’t Superman. It’s definitely the most powerful thing I’ve ever written, serious as Hell but the most uplifting thing too. More as it happens, but here’s a first taste…”
- Mark Millar