C.O.W.L. called MAD MEN-esque
Posted on June 26, 2014 by Kat Salazar
The second issue of the hit new superhero series sells out immediately, rushed to a second print
The second issue of Kyle Higgins (Batman, Nightwing), Alec Siegel (Captain America, Avengers), and Rod Reis’ (Justice League) all-new ongoing series C.O.W.L. has sold out and is being fast-tracked to a second printing. The tone of the superhero comic, which is frequently compared to that of Mad Men and The Wire, has been praised by critics and leading industry professionals alike. In order to meet customer demand, a second printing of the new superhero comic will be available on 7/23.
C.O.W.L. #2 picks up with more moles, murder, and mayhem. As the C.O.W.L. superhero labor union prepares to enter negotiations with the city of Chicago, scandal threatens the organization and The Grey Raven must keep C.O.W.L. from tearing itself apart. Plus, readers will learn more about what really happened between him and Sparrow.
Praise for C.O.W.L.:
“With the book's setup out of the way, Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel deliver some excellent character work here in issue #2, the world of C.O.W.L. affecting those powered and unpowered alike.” —IGN
“C.O.W.L. is a very solid and entertaining read. Higgins, Siegel, and Reis are providing a very fresh look on how super-heroes can function within the world, and the focus is so much more on the individuals, rather than what the individuals can do… One you’ll want to put onto your pull list.” —Comic Vine
“American history gets overhauled in C.O.W.L., a new series about the superhero labor union of 1960s Chicago that’s been described as Mad Men meets Avengers.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“This is no rebooted Justice League or X-Men. The characters deal with strikingly real issues.” —The Chicago Sun Times
“Mad Men with capes. C.O.W.L. isn’t just a compelling Superhero comic, it’s an authentic American story. Higgins and Siegel offer up engaging, sometimes hardboiled characters that Rod Reis paints with aplomb. Definitely a creative team to watch! " —Brian Buccellato, Detective Comics
"Part crime drama, part Chicago history, part superhero epic, Higgins and company have crafted something truly special with C.O.W.L. A refreshingly original debut with scope, mythology, and terrific characters." —Scott Snyder, WYTCHES, Batman
“Gorgeous stuff. Keep an eye out for this one.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY, Ms. Marvel
The first edition of C.O.W.L. #2 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, and on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
The second printing of C.O.W.L. #2 (Diamond Code MAY148215) will release on 7/23.
C.O.W.L. #3 (Diamond Code MAY140700) will hit stores on 7/30.