Meet the L.I.S. (intro)

October 17, 2011

As previously mentioned, John Hilgart, creator of the comic-book detail galleries Comic Book Cartography and 4CP, has a new project: Supertype!. Here’s a news flash!

In the course of his research into comic book mastheads, Hilgart has discovered a motley crew of what he calls “implicit superheroes” — superheroes who were there, all along, in our comic books… if only we’d noticed them. Like a sculptor who sees a sculpture implicit in a block of stone, he is now chipping them free of their prisons. Whether or not this is a good idea remains to be seen.

In fact, Hilgart has discovered so many of these there-but-not-there heroes that he’s announced the formation of… yes, The League of Implicit Superheroes. Beginning tomorrow, for the next ten days we’ll reveal the members of the L.I.S. in all their heretofore-unexpressed glory.

Get ready! This could get crazy.


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