James Kochalka’s ‘SuperF*ckers’ Is Returning From IDW
Way back in 2005, James Kochalka launched SuperF*ckers at Top Shelf as a four-issue miniseries, and it was fantastic. If you’ve never read it, it’s essentially a parody of DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes that takes the idea of super-powered teenagers forming a club so that they can hang out with each other (and exclude everyone who doesn’t mean their relatively arbitrary standards of having cool powers) and combines it with the very true fact that teenagers can be genuinely horrible people. So basically, if you need an elevator pitch, imagine It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but with teenagers who can shoot lightning at each other.
With the end of the series in 2007, Kochalka has been mostly focusing on all-ages comics like Johnny Boo, but as IDW and Top Shelf announced this week at Emerald City ComiCon, SuperF*ckers is returning for a five-issue series in August.
In addition to Kochalka, the new series will also feature backup stories by other cartoonists. Here’s the word from the official press release:
“In an era of ongoing over-the-top comic-book events, Superf*ckers Forever out-events all others,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “Or it will at least out-crazy them, likely out-curse them and maybe even out-shock all the others, too. And even better than Kochalka unleashed here, the series also has contributions from additional amazing talents, all of whom are only too happy to get silly within the confines of the world James has created.”
August’s SUPERF*CKERS #1, in addition to the lead story by Kochalka, features a variant cover by Invincible artist Ryan Ottley and a back-up story by Jake Lawrence. Subsequent issues will see covers and stories by the likes of Laura Knetzger, Box Brown, Rachel Lindsay, Julian Glander, Daryl Ayo, Debora Cheyenne Cruchon, Levin Jihanian, and Michael Fiffe.
That’s right, y’all. Michel Fiffe’s SuperF*ckers. For a certain kind of person — and I pretty much mean me here — that’s exciting news.