From the World of Minor Threats: The Alternates (Paperback)

From the World of Minor Threats: The Alternates By Patton Oswalt, Tim Seeley, Jordan Blum, Tess Fowler (Illustrator), Christopher Mitten (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Spinning out of the world of the hit Minor Threats superhero series created by Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, and Scott Hepburn comes a new tale of costumed underdogs—featuring a support group for superheroes, struggling to reclaim their mediocre lives after tasting their true potential.

Mary the Multi-Monster! The Tripper! Crab Louie! Kid Curious! Persona! These offbeat b-list superheroes, formerly known as The Alternates, seemingly sacrificed themselves to stop an invasion from another dimension. Instead they were transported to a mirror reality where they lived complex lives in a more four-dimensional existence—expanding both their powers and consciousness.

Five years later they've returned to Twilight City, struggling to reacclimate to their old lives in a traditional two-dimensional superhero world—in withdrawal from the vivid ones they left behind. When elements from this alternate reality turn up as a dangerous new street drug, some of the heroes band together to destroy it, while others succumb to its temptation.

Illustrated by Tess Fowler (Rat Queens) and Christopher Mitten (Hellboy, 30 Days of Night) and featuring pinups by Fabio Moon, Tony Fleecs, Ryan Browne, Martin Simmonds, and more!

Collects The Alternates #1–#4.

About the Author

Patton Oswalt is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning writer, actor and comedian, who co-created Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. with Jordan Blum. He has scripted comics for DC, Marvel and Dark Horse. Minor Threats marks his first foray into creator-owned works. He’s also worked with Scott Hepburn in a 4-issue M.O.D.O.K. series for Marvel, co-written with Jordan Blum.

Jordan Blum has been a writer and producer on multiple shows including American Dad for Fox & TBS and Community for NBC. Jordan co-created and was the showrunner of Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. for Hulu. He's also written several books for Marvel Comics. Minor Threats marks Jordan's first foray into creator owned comics as well as one of his many collaborations with co-writer Patton Oswalt and artist Scott Hepburn.

Tim Seeley is one of those "slash" people...a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I. Joe, Halloween, Wildcats and Ex Sanguine. His writing work includes New York Times-bestselling Hack/Slash, Nightwing, Batman Eternal and the critically acclaimed Revival. He resides in Chicago, Illinois and works at Four Star Studios where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.

Praise For…

"Minor Threats is exactly what one would expect from Patton Oswalt—it's intelligent, funny, and twisted.  I’m also worried about him."—Judd Apatow
“I was hooked from the first page! Minor Threats is delicious, villainous dark pop that churns up the world of the marginalized and serves up a decadent and dangerous feast, all presented in glorious bombastic visual eye-fuckery that has re-ignited my love of comics. At last, something cool in a world where nothing is cool.”—Taika Waititi
"Minor Threats is a hardcore blast from the bad brain of Patton Oswalt. I love the full-on collision of his grimy, superhero underworld; with eye-poppingly gorgeous splash pages of art by Scott Hepburn. A naughty peek under the cape that you'll devour like contraband.”—Edgar Wright
Product Details
ISBN: 9781506739540
ISBN-10: 1506739547
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 136
Language: English