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Jupiter’s Circle #3

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By Mark Millar, Wilfredo Torres, Davide Gianfelice, Francesco Mortarino, Ive Svorcina

“I see you’ve got a nubile young sidekick, Fitz.”

“Yeah, what do you think of her?”

“I think a married man should be more careful who he does a teamup with, Romeo.”

Have you every wondered what the personal lives of your favorite heroes are like? Where do they live? Do they have families? Are they secretly shady people behind those righteous masks? This is an idea writer Mark Millar plays around with in Jupiter’s Circle #3.

This issue focuses on The Flare as he meets a young girl looking to join the team, claiming she possesses some powers of her own. Flare has a family back home, but that doesn’t seem to cross his mind to often whenever he’s around April Kelly — which poses the question…  do heroes have to be “good” people?

Artist Wilfredo Torres is accompanied by Davide Gianfelice and Francesco Mortarino for pages 8, 13, 14, and 21 with Ive Svorcina on colors. A great page kicks off the story as Flare first meets the young April. Both are standing in front of the latest baddy as a massive puppet lay on the ground (one of those creepy clown puppets you see in your nightmares… you know the one). The art style and the colors give an old school look, as the colors aren’t vibrant, but still manage to pop from the page (first issue kicks off in 1959, so it’s a blast from the past the whole way through).

If you’re looking for a new read somewhere between Justice League and General Hospital then Jupiter’s Circle is just what you need! The action these heroes face doesn’t match up with the drama they’re facing in their own lives, which is a fresh take on the classic superhero formula.

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