Society has always feared the different, a tale told in many stories over the years. However, Matthew Klein and Morgan Beem are able to tell the tale in a very unique way with Crashing from IDW Publishing.
House meets Gotham Central in this powered up medical drama featuring a prized physician caught amid recovery from addiction and a polarizing campaign aimed to strip superpowered humans of healthcare rights. Rose Osler is a specialist. Her focus? Patients with Powers… at a hospital with a No Powered Patients policy. When a battle between Boston’s protectors and destroyers erupts, Rose is trapped between saving the city’s beloved hero by day and greatest villain at night. Except Rose could become a casualty when she’s forced to risk her recovery. As Rose pushes past her limits to save everyone else, will she be able to save herself?
Witness the downward spiral conceptualized by debut writer Matthew Klein with art by Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches, The Family Trade), colors by Triona Farrell (Ms. Marvel, Shang-Chi), and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Edits by Heather Antos.
Klein and Beem’s retelling of a familiar story showcases fresh perspectives and captivating layers. With diverse art styles, colors, and text boxes, the addition of Otsmane-Elhaou enhances the uniqueness of the tale. Experience a refreshing change of pace in this imaginative masterpiece.
With themes that may stir emotions in some, Crashing offers a powerful exploration of addiction and its impact on those around the afflicted. Through the selflessness of protagonist Rose, readers can connect on a deeper level and become captivated by her story. As a New Englander, the comic set against a backdrop of Massachusetts General Hospital just adds to the story.
Discover a unique twist on the classic superhero tale that earned a place on the Capes and Tights Top Comics of 2022 list. This standout story has captured the attention of readers and leaves them wanting more with each reread.
The Crashing trade paperback, collecting issues #1-5, is set to hit bookstores everywhere on July 4, 2023 with local comic shops getting copies on July 5. Be sure to let you local shops know you want a copy of the trade prior to FOC (final order cut-off) on May 29.
Matthew Klein and Morgan Beem joined the Capes and Tights Podcast on Episode 68 to discuss the early issues of Crashing. Klein will return for Episode 111 on June 7 to discuss the conclusion of the series and promote the upcoming release of the trade paperback.
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