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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #5



"It's first and foremost a human story, with psychological and spiritual dimensions. The story of a flawed man whose very belief system is challenged, shattered. Seeing where that shattering leads Savior 28 is the crux of the story. And as much as the book is something of an anti-super hero diatribe, it's also a loving tribute to the genre. I couldn't have written as many super hero stories as I have without genuinely loving the genre and, even in a story that attempts to expose some of the ugliness and stupidity that underlies the super hero concept, that love, I think, manages to shine through."

J.M. DeMatteis

Peace on Earth )
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"Keep in mind that, thirty-something years later, I think I’d approach that story with more subtlety and nuance. But the essential idea about not physically attacking someone who espouses viewpoints we find despicable? I feel exactly the same way now as I did then. I think this past weekend’s marches illustrate the right way to respond: with passion, with political action, but not with violence."

J.M. DeMatteis

The Same Old Story )
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Our main character, Savior 28, is a hero from the Golden Age, the same era that gave us the original versions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America. We follow his evolution through the decades—-reaching the crisis point where a series of traumatic events conspire to push S-28 over the edge. He finally sees that the way he's been doing things all these years isn't just wrong, it's insane.

He realizes he has to find a New Way to live, to work for change in the world. Problem is, after seven decades of solving problems with his fists, he has no clue what that Way is. And when he finally does find The Way, he discovers that most of the world isn't ready to go along with him.


J.M. DeMatteis

Peace is the way )
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 was an IDW miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro, where a superhero named Savior 28 starts a peace movement and everyone hates him for it. Yes, it's more complicated than that.

savior 28 #1 cover

Good and evil. )
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Last week, I speculated that some superheroes might like "the rush and the crunch" of violence more than they would like to admit. After the cut is some speculation about the MCU Captain America, the MCU Spider-Man, and some pages from the mini-series THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28. (I'm not sure this qualifies as NS or not, since it is a bit general.)

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The Life and Times of Savior 28 was a five issue miniseries from IDW, written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Cavallaro. DeMatteis based the idea on his original plans for CAPTAIN AMERICA #300, where Cap would start his own peace movement and get assassinated.

Violence is bad. Or something. )
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 was a miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro, where a superhero named Savior 28 starts a peace movement and everyone hates him for it. Yes, it's more complicated than that, and I posted sections on the old board. But I'm posting a few pages where the story is takes a rather dark dig at BATMAN BEGINS.



Here, show how evolved you are by killing this criminal. )

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