If you missed out on the critically lauded series Ordinary from Titan Comics when the first few single issues arrived in shops, the first collection is now complete, and the creators, Rob Williams and D'Israeli, have offered the first issue for free on ComiXology as an introduction to new readers.
The series clocks the development of extraordinary events on earth where everyone receives not to be desired superpowers. Everyone except one man, that is. And being human might just be his own super power.
The book is described thus:
When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it's seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates a truly horrific point. The world is tearing itself apart – every trouble spot becomes a monstrous war zone and nuclear Armageddon looms.
The plague MUST be cured if humankind is to survive. The key lies in the blood of the only human being who DIDN'T get powers when the plague hit. A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth.
It's a visually stunning, detailed, and all too human book and well worth picking up this first issue, free here on ComiXology, as well as looking into the first collection, available digitally here and in print here.
And if you happen to be in the UK, there's going to be a signing with Rob Williams for the volume at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on November 1st from 1 to 2PM.