Return Of The Gods: Twilight Of The Super Heroes
Writer/artist: Terry Hooper-Scharf
Black Tower Comics
Comic Album format (A4)
black & white
Originally published, after 12 years, in Black Tower Adventure #s1-6, Return of the Gods: Twilight of the Super Heroes sees several storylines combined into one big event.
Heroes around the world disappear after being chased by glowing orange spheres -the world believes them dead though the hero community is pursuing every avenue of investigation, including the possibility that a super villain may be behind the disappearances. But the heroes have actually been transported to a huge walled city on a dimensional plane -Neo Genesis -the home of the pantheons of gods under Pax Olympus.
Unknown to the heroes, they are pawns in a game by the gods to use them to fight off the return of the Ancient Old Dark Gods.
Meanwhile, on Earth, an alien invasion beach-head action by the Boarmen has taken place. Huge impenetrable domes have concealed cities around the world and all within are trapped -which includes some long forgotten heroes.
The hero community as well as world governments find their resources stretched on several fronts: trying to penetrate the city domes, search for the lost heroes and in a last desperate attempt to stop the Boarmen, a team heads off into space. Meanwhile, Earth’s mystical heroes gather…
On Neo Genesis heroes and gods die while a mysterious figure looks on..awaiting the moment when for the first time in eons he must intervene for the sake of the balance between Light and Dark. A balance that can only be maintained by the sacrifice of a hero.
Join Black Tower’s Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Singaporean, British and other international heroes in the ultimate Black Tower adventure where heroes DO die and death is final.
No one comes back from the dead.
This book was originally made available in Europe and sales in one month totalled more than all BTCG sales for the previous six months! Fans in Belgium, France and Germany have made this a really unexpected hit.
Typical of the reaction to Return is the review posted on the Tales From The Kryptonian blog.
This edition contains five new pages of art that link this story with the 2014 (Black Tower’s 30th anniversary) “Green Skies” graphic novel.
Until 2nd August the title is being offered at a reduced cover price -£8.00 instead of the £10.50 it reverts to after the 2nd.
Paul H. Birch has mentioned the book on Speech Balloons:
Down The Tubes mention goes online at 1830 hrs:
And , of course, the nice long review here at Tales From The Kryptonian: