Exclusive Alter Ego Covers and Commentary by Nate Cosby & Jacob Edgar

What if one man was two superheroes at once? That’s the premise for Alter Ego, a new original graphic novel by writer Nate Cosby, artist and writer Jacob Edgar, colorist Kike J. Diaz, and letterer Rus Wooton. Later this month, a Kickstarter campaign will launch for this action-packed story. But first, Superhero Hype is going to exclusively premiere the Alter Ego covers! , and the varia

Before we get started with the covers, and the accompanying commentary from Cosby and Edgar, here’s the description for the story.

“In Alter Ego, LA’s scandalous crime wave inspires two strikingly different heroes to spring into action. By day, the streets are protected by Whiz-Bang, a grinning, gregarious defender of goodness. By night, the City of Angels is defended by an entirely different kind of hero: The Black Dog appears in a cloud of smoke, a mysterious vigilante determined to strike fear in cowardly criminals. And unbeknownst to the mayor, the police force, the entire city…these radically different heroes share an incredible secret: They are the same man.

Ace Adams is a cocky stuntman who can throw himself off 20-story buildings, or scrap with a legion of thugs. Ace is the kind of guy that has a motor that won’t quit. He thinks he’s got the world on a string; all he has to do is keep pulling. This superhero thing is a gas, and it allows him to perform, in ways that he’s not able to in movies, now that his acting career is stalled. Who knows…if he saves enough people, maybe they’ll make a movie about him, and maybe he’ll star in it.”

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And now, here are the covers by Edgar, Wilfredo Torres, Phil Hester, Declan Shalvey, Chris Eliopoulos, and SOZOMAIKA!

SHH: Additionally, we have a few unlettered pages by Edgar and Diaz, which should help readers get a feel for the story.

NATE: When our story begins, Ace Adams has been successfully fighting crime by day as Whiz-Bang for a year. Whiz-Bang and his can-do attitude are beloved by everybody. He’s on posters and lunch boxes. He stars in comic books, and even has his own breakfast cereal! But when Ace chooses to also defend the night as The Black Dog, the balance begins to shift and what was once a blast for Ace becomes a deadly tightrope act. He’ll be faced with impossible choices, forced to compromise his moral code, and begin to question the entire purpose of his quest to always be there and save everyone.

JACOB: In a lot of ways, Alter Ego is exactly the kind of project I got into comics for. I’m an unabashed superhero fan, particularly superheroes flavored with the kind of swashbuckling adventure tone that we’re going for. I love bringing this elevated, fantasy version 40s/50s Hollywood to life and I think readers will be really excited by the characters and world Nate and I are creating. We’re jumping from bombastic superheroics, to noir, to Old West movie sets and so much more. I think there’s an energy we’re putting into the book that I hope will leap off the page when people get ahold of it.

NATE: Alter Ego is all about what it means to be a hero. Can you do more good if you’re a role model to kids and the community? Or is justice best dished out by a mysterious vigilante operating in the shadows? And when one man tries to be three people…who is he, really?

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NATE: Alter Ego is also about what happens when you realize you can’t do everything. You can’t save everyone. But you can try. It’s the kind of story I’m passionate about and why I started Linney Incorporated.

The Kickstarter campaign for Alter Ego will begin on Monday, March 14. Click here for more info!

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