Meet Humanity’s New Protector In ‘Hyperion’ #1 [Preview]
Coming out of Secret Wars, Marvel is currently in the midst of a Squadron Supreme renaissance, and spinning out of the current series by James Robinson and Leonard Kirk is the first ever Hyperion ongoing. Written by New York Times bestselling author Chuck Wendig, with art by Nik Virella, Hyperion #1 features Marvel’s Superman analogue taking a truck-driving alter-ego to travel the country and learn more about its people.
This incarnation of Hyperion first appeared as a member of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, but the character goes all the way back to 1969, and over the years has had multiple incarnations, portrayed as a hero and a villain to equal degrees. The current incarnation was originally played as a benevolent hero stranded on an alternate Earth, while Robinson and Kirk’s take has given him more of an “any means necessary” philosophy, comparable to Man of Steel’s Superman.
This marks Chuck Wendig’s comics debut, coming on the heels of his hugely popular novel, Star Wars: Aftermath. When it comes to Marvel Comics about super powered truckers, U.S. 1 is still the gold standard, but judging by the solicitations, which promise that Hyperion will use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat, it looks to be off to a good start.
Check out a preview of Hyperion #1
Here's the full solicitation:
Chuck Wendig (w) • Nik Virella (a)
Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino
Variant cover by Emanuela Lupacchino
hip-hop variant by Shawna Mills
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY KERON GRANT
HYPERION IS BACK!
Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably!