For Immediate Release
“Furia” To Step Aside For The Greater Group
GEORGIA – (June 17, 2017) – Battlerock Comics has announced that comic series “Furia and the Guardians” will end with issue #25. Writer/Creator/Editor/Publisher David 2 says the decision to end the series featuring the purple-haired superhero has mostly to do with the kind of stories being developed rather than any perceived lack of interest.
“When you have a title like ‘Furia and the Guardians’, it’s sort of implied that Furia would take a lead role in the comic. But of late, many of the stories being developed for the comic have focused on the ‘Guardians’ part. And the future stories under consideration show a greater emphasis on those other characters than on just the one who happens to be specifically named in the title. So it’s natural to want to transition the comic to one that features that greater group.”
“Furia and the Guardians” #25 will feature Furia Powers, the former hero from the Praetorian Universe that has been struggling to survive in the so-called “City of Heroes” as both a hero and as a civilian.
“It’s only right that the last issue of the series be predominantly Furia’s,” said David 2. “And it’s going to touch on a few things that have affected Furia and even helped define her as a hero since the very first issue.”
According to David 2, Issue #25 will involve an old adversary making a return for one last battle against our main heroine.
The real question, then, is who that adversary would be.
“Furia has faced people from two different universes and from two different planets. From her fellow Praetorians Matt Burke and Neuron, as seen in ‘The Guardian Powers’, to Destitution, to telepathic clockwork robots, to cybernetic punk gangsters, to the corrupt cops in the Paragon City police force, and even with aliens from her appearance in the COX Comics series ‘The Crucible’. There’s no real lack of villains for her.”
David 2 says that readers should not feel sad, though, about the series ending.
“Issue #25 is something of a milestone for Battlerock Comics. We’ve had only one other comic reach this point, which was ‘Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight’, and it happened to feature Furia’s other-universe sister, Galatea Powers. So we’re going to end this in a way that I think people will like. And then we’ll get ready for the larger series next year.”
Following the publishing of “Furia and the Guardians” #25, there will be a mini-series called “Task Force: Twilight”, which will feature several members of Furia’s superhero group, the Guardians of the Dawn, as they deal with their ongoing battle with the city’s corrupt police officers. After that, the focus will then turn to that new group series that has yet to be given an official title yet but will be released in early 2018. More information about these new series will be available at the Battlerock Comics website.
“Furia and the Guardians” is a fan-made not-for-profit comic series which uses material derived from the now-defunct “City of Heroes” MMORPG through a combination of other programs including Titan Icon, Paragon Chat, GIMP, and demo-recording. It is published for free by Battlerock Comics, a comic subsidiary of Get Brutal Productions.