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ISBN:159687838X
Author: Steven Grant
ISBN13: 978-1596878389
Title: The Last Heroes
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Language: English
Category: Graphic Novels
Publisher: Byron Preiss Graphic Novels (December 1, 2004)
Pages: 112

The Last Heroes by Steven Grant



Originally published as Edge in the early 1990s, The Last Heroes collects and finishes Grant and Kane's testament to the world of superheroes. Change the world: this is the mission of the Last Heroes. them to test a process that would jumpstart human evolution and unlock their unique potential. the ills of the world. guarded, and someone is stalking the Last Heroes - a man wracked by conscience and guilt, with his own secrets and a forgotten connection to Carnell. true natures unchanged by Carnell's process.

Book y published as Edge in the early 1990s, The Last Heroes collects and finishes Grant and Kane's testament to the world of superheroes. They were ordinary men and women, until Professor James Carnell recruited them to test a proces. They were ordinary men and women, until Professor James Carnell recruited them to test a process that would jumpstart human evolution and unlock their unqiue potential. A new breed, engineered to the next evolutionary rung, dedicated to curing the ills of the world. But someone is now stalking these heroes, someone who doesn't believe they are the next step but are a dead end.

The Last Heroes by Steven Grant and Gil Kane was originally published as Edge by Malibu Comics under their Bravura imprint where it only lasted for three of its planned four issues before the imprint folded (and eventually the publisher itself when it was purchased by Marvel). In 2004, the entire four issues were published again as The Last Heroes in hardcover form, planned as the first book in a trilogy, though Gil Kane would not be providing the art since he died in 2000  . That's how I got The Last Heroes - a book that I bought because I so enjoy Steven Grant's weekly column. I vaguely remember liking it, but it didn't make a big impression on me. It's not hard to see why rereading it yesterday.

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Steven Grant (born October 22, 1953) is an American comic-book writer best known for his 1985-1986 Marvel Comics mini-series Punisher, with artist Mike Zeck (collectedas Circle Of Blood, ISBN 0-87135-394-6) and for his creator-owned character Whisper. Biography more � � less. Grant has a long history scripting for both major publishers such as Marvel Comics and DC, as well as smaller companies such as First Comics and Dark Horse. Beginning in the early 1980s Grant wrote a number of works for Marvel. Over the last several years, Grant has written numerous works for IDW Publishing including original comics featuring the characters from the television show CSI. He also wrote a one-shot about featuring an updated version of his character Whisper for Boom! Studios. In addition to comic book work, Grant has written a number of novels for young adults under the pen-name Frank W. Dixon.

Change the world: this is the mission of The Last Heroes. They were ordinary men and woman, until Professor James Carnell recruited them to test a process that would jumpstart human evolution and unlock their unique potential. A new breed, engineered to the next evolutionary rung and dedicated to curing the ills of the world. But now Professor Carnell is dead, his secrets forgotten or jealously guarded, and someone is stalking the Last Heroes-a man wracked by conscience and guilt, with his own secrets and a forgotten connection to Carnell. Who believes they aren't an evolutionary leap but a dead end, their true natures unchanged by Carnell's process. In his eyes, they are corrupting and subverting the world instead of saving it. And they must be stopped....
Reviews: 6
Meri
The book was left unfinished back in the 90s. Well, here it is. All of it. This is not a typical superhero comic. Gil Kane is a legend and THIS appears to be his final published work. Kane fans will love it. Others will be pleasantly surprised.
Shezokha
This collection offers a chance to read one of Gil Kane's last sustained works before his death. Though the overall story is unresolved, as it was only the 1st part of a 3 part series mini-series.it still has a satisfying climax. Sharp production values add some snap to the sharp draftsmanship that is Kane's hallmark.
Landarn
Superhero fans and those turned-off by superheroes should have this on their bookshelves. This is the story that gets the genre phenomenon right. It proposes the great risk of having such people in our society, righting our wrongs but ultimately acting like human beings and not idealized heroes.
Gil Kane worked in the superhero genre for decades but tried very hard to tell a more compelling story about people whether they were just regular men and women or extraordinary heroes. This book is a cautionary tale about what could happen if the superhero became a reality. Well scripted by Steven Grant , a regular friend and collaborator of Kane's this story ends with a new beginning. Frustrating as that may be enjoy what unfolds between these covers. You're not likely to see anything like this again. For the record, Gil Kane regularly commented on the risk of getting what the fanboys and girls wanted, using biblical references and other mythology as examples of the flawed human condition especially in regarding our supernatural "heroes", long before Alan Moore's Watchmen or V For Vendetta.
Tiainar
I like Steven Grant's writing, I like Gil Kane's art, I like grown-up takes on superheroes. I really did not like this book though.

The premise is strong enough, Dr. Carnell created a group of super-powered humans called the Ultimates hoping they would make the world a better place. Instead they've become drunk on power and celebrity leading Carnell's son Edge to try and take them down.

But the delivery is just awful.

Grant's script never takes the time to properly introduce the Ultimates, give them personalities or even clarify what their powers or names are. He moves from the present, to a flashback, to a flashback within a flashback without ever making the transition clear. Edge's ex-girlfriend turned Ultimate is an interesting character but disappears halfway through the book.

Kane's art is as dynamic as ever but he saddles the cast with some of the worst costume designs I've ever seen. Then, halfway through the book, he changes them completely. At first I had no idea that the green armored fellow at the end of the book is the same as the orange glowing guy in the beginning. I'm still not sure who some of the characters were supposed to be.

After the first 20 or 30 pages, once the characters are introduced and the setting starts to make sense, things get a little better. But the story remains cliched, filled with people fighting while also carrying on ethical debates and telling their life stories. There is a twist at the end but it seems more like a set-up for a sequel.

I got this for half price and still don't feel like I got my money's worth. Give it a miss.
Jaberini
"The Last Heroes" was a very congenial diversion from the 4 a.m. cell-phone ramblings of my dissonant next-door neighbor. The ending was entirely unexpected yet WASN'T a blemish to the over-all excellent quality of the tale. Yes, we ALL miss Gil Kane...fortunately, his spirit soars in voluble hue with this book. MAZEL TOV.
Darkraven
If you've never heard of Gil Kane, but you loved Green Lantern in the 60s, then you owe it to yourself to see this amazing later work he did with Steve Grant on a Watchmen-type of saga.