The stories will discuss what a hero is, what it means to be a hero, and what heroes mean to us; what is a hero’s role, in what ways might they manifest, and how can the role be problematic or subverted.
With the ubiquity of heroes in our lives as of late (see Marvel’s recent Hollywood coups, the many popular DC television shows, etc), they are clearly important figures in our current cultural consciousness. In this climate, we often forget that not all heroes wear capes or have powers, and there are everyday heroes around us all the time. The writers from The Phoenix Quill are taking up the significance of this figure and placing it in a variety of contexts to create a collective commentary on the topic.
Today we are also announcing the public release of the cover design for Heroes. The cover was designed by Adam Alldis, who will also be contributing a story to the collection.
The projected release date for Heroes is October 27th. Keep an eye on our blog for details and where you can pick up a copy as the release date nears.