Growing up a scrawny kid, Luther Strode is no stranger to getting picked on by the bigger kids. Fed up with his lot in life and lack of physical prowess, Luther decides to better himself with a sure-fire program… that he finds in the back of a comic book. The program works, and Luther bulks up far beyond his wildest dreams, nearly to the point of super-heroism. But what is he left with when his new physique makes him look like a creature from a slasher film?
“The obvious inspiration for The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is the old Charles Atlas type courses that used to be advertised, along with Sea Monkeys and X-Ray specs, in the back of comics,” explained Jordan. “I was thinking about that and started wondering what would happen if it really worked. What if you found this program that suddenly allowed you to start kicking ass after having sand kicked in your face for most of your life? How would you handle that? What do you do when you have the power to turn the tables on the people who’ve been hurting you?”
Clearly the team-up of Jordan and Moore was a good decision on the part of Image Comics. With those types of creators on board, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is sure to appeal to fans of Kick-Ass and Invincible.
“I love drawing ridiculous fight scenes, stupid amounts of gore, and people getting punched extremely hard,” Moore added, “so if you enjoy looking at any of those things, then you’re in for a good time.”
Planned for a 6-issue run, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode hits stores October 5, 2011 at a price of $2.99. The first issue will be available through the August issue of Previews Catalog.