Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Teen-Hero Month: Dynamo 5.

Captain Dynamo is the brave and powerful defender of Tower City. With his amazing powers, no villain can terrorize the city for long. So after his sudden death, the city is now undefended and is easy picking for all the deceased hero's enemies.
But Maddie Warner, Captain Dynamo's widow, soon discovers that even though her husband was one of the greatest heroes in history, he was not a very faithful husband. After going through his personal belongings, she finds out that he has at least FIVE children outside their marriage. She tracks them down, and makes them become Tower City's new defenders. None of them are as powerful as their biological father, but each of them has one of his incredible five powers(Super-vision, telepathy, super-strength, shape-changing and flight). As a team, they are ready to take on any villain.
Together, they are Dynamo 5!

As you may have figured out by now, Cap Dynamo is pretty much a Superman ripoff. And Image Comics has ridiculously many of those. Luckily, that is pretty much the only thing about this series that is a rip-off. The villains that Dynamo 5 must face is very varied, the action is superb, it's actually funny, and the element of drama that comes when five strangers finds out that they are siblings is simply to die for. This series is everything good about superhero tales and soap-opera without feeling forced. Unfortunately, the series was only 26 issues long, and only followed by a 5 issue limited series and a Christmas special. Which is REALLY weird, since this series is possibly the best thing ever printed as a Image Comic series.
All of it is collected in five paperbacks. So go to your local comic-shop and try and see if you can get this unappreciated series about the world's most powerful bastards.
Next time, the hero that I'm going to take a look at may not have any powers, but he can still kick ass.

I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

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