Marvel’s ICON line marches on, and so do the dynamic team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who are taking a five-month break from their acclaimed CRIMINAL to give us INCOGNITO.
What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn’t apply to you? Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn’t stand it? What would you do then?
INCOGNITO – a twisted mash-up of noir and super-heroics – by best-selling creators Ed Brubaker (The Death of Captain America) and Sean Phillips(Marvel Zombies) with Val Staples on colors.
The duo have posted a preview of the five-issue series, and Brub blabs more to Newsarama:
Ed Brubaker: Incognito is a dark exploration into the nature of good, if that makes any sense. It’s about a completely amoral guy with super-powers forced to pretend he’s a normal law-abiding citizen, because he’s in Witness Protection, and how that shapes what he becomes. It’s also a brutal noir twist on the super-hero/super-villain genre that delves more into their roots in the pulps, and it’s going to be pretty over-the-top and action-packed.