If power corrupts, then surely with great power comes even greater corruption. New York Times-bestselling author Joe Hill’s darkest creation returns in an unsettling new tale!
Writer Jason Ciaramella and artist Zach Howard uncover new folds in Hill’s cautionary anti-superhero tale with a story that takes place between the scenes of the original series. Eric’s already killed one person and soon he’ll go after his mom and brother. But first he’ll go missing for three torturous days. What other atrocities will Eric commit? What violent secrets does the Cape still hide? There’s no telling, but the answers to those questions will further underline The Cape’s central theme–that no amount of power will make a bad person good.
It’s 1969 and the war in Vietnam rages on. Captain Chase, a Medevac helicopter pilot for the US Army, is shot down over enemy territory. He and his crew are in a fight for their lives as they play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Vietcong… but they soon learn that machine guns and grenades aren’t the only terrors hiding in the jungle. Find out what happens in this origin prequel to the Eisner Award-nominated hit, The Cape.
Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away… but what if one day that dream were to come true?
Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. The Cape explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric–a confused and broken man–takes to the skies… and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him.
This critically acclaimed, Eisner Award-nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, smashes the classic superhero myth, and wraps the bloody wreckage in a bright blue shroud: THE CAPE.