Shadowline Presents "After The Cape," A Hero's Fall From Grace

Thu, December 21st, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

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How far can even a super-hero fall?

Ethan Falls was the man who had everything: family, fame, success, and super powers.The cape wasn't just a costume but a proud symbol of what he had become. Now a crippling addiction has taken it and everything else away from him, and he's spiraling towards a life of crime. Shadowline proudly presents Howard Wong and Marco Rudy's gripping tale of addiction and temptation in After the Cape, a three issue miniseries coming this March from Image Comics.

"After The Cape is a very personal story about the cost of success," says writer Howard Wong. "Ethan Falls is faced with the temptations of taking the wrong road. Marco and I are enjoying using the superhero tradition to tell a story about the harsh consequences we all could face, and how one man, who should be impervious to such dangers, succumbs to them."

"Marco's art is amazing. His high contrast film noir style is infused with painstakingly observed realism." says Shadowline's Jim Valentino "There's an underlying optimism and sincerity to Marco's work. The artwork hits you right in the gut with the tragedy that Ethan's life has become."

A powerful mix of super-hero action and real world drama, AFTER THE CAPE delivers an arresting vision of an extraordinary man pushed to his breaking point.

After the Cape #1 (of 3) carries a cover price of $2.99 ships March 14 and is available through Diamond Previews (JAN071919).

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