"Even heroes face battles they cannot fight alone"
March 14, 2010 12:07 PM   Subscribe

"In the safety of The Sanctum, where they depend on each other for anonymity, superheroes unveil the personal circumstances that have led them to a life of addiction and loneliness." Episode 1: Jason's Story. posted by The Mouthchew (13 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
John Byrne's gonna love this.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 12:42 PM on March 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

Wasn't expecting that with episode 1. I liked that it wasn't clear that Jason (only one I've seen yet) is a villain or a hero. I suppose the idea being in NA, that's really an irrelevant distinction.
posted by scunning at 1:13 PM on March 14, 2010

Reminds me a bit of Heroes Anonymous and Common Grounds, and I mean that in the best way.
posted by Amanojaku at 2:03 PM on March 14, 2010

Higher Power must be pretty pissed off about all these wimps that keep calling upon him.
posted by dansdata at 3:19 PM on March 14, 2010

Reminds me a bit of No Heroics , except their sanctuary is a bar (well, other differences, but the neutral 'safe ground' part where the superheroes are very human is the same).
posted by el io at 3:37 PM on March 14, 2010

Really great development in ep. 6, opens the series right up.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:43 PM on March 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

I want to see what comes next and that's about the best recommendation a comic book serialized story can get.

Nice post The Mouthchew.
posted by djeo at 3:48 PM on March 14, 2010

6 was a win. Loved it.
posted by dabitch at 4:49 PM on March 14, 2010

A giant, giant win, was 6.

I want more. Lots and lots more-- which means they probably ended it at exactly the right place.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 4:50 PM on March 14, 2010

Great post. Somehow, I think I would prefer to see a serialized short story version or a one-act play version of it, but still -- I was totally hooked.
posted by tickingclock at 5:04 PM on March 14, 2010

This was really, really good.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 8:23 PM on March 14, 2010

I thought this was great, too. It reminded me how economical good story-telling really is. So I'm torn between wanting more and knowing that "more" might ruin it...anyone else feel the same way?
posted by duvatney at 9:23 PM on March 14, 2010

This is why I gave up. One night, I got there and my mind wandered, and the whole place disappeared. I rarely leave my home now.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:50 AM on March 15, 2010

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