Known mostly for being the inspiration for Ozymandias from the Watchmen comic book nowadays, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt is one of the classic Silver Age Heroes, one that is fondly remembered by a lot of comic book writers and artists. Originally a Charlton Comics character, he was sold to DC along with the Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, the Question, and many others in 1983. After using this character sparingly, DC let this one slip through the cracks, as all rights reverted back to Pete Morisi back in 2003.
Now, almost 20 years after this character has last been in print, Dynamite Entertainment has brought Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt back. This series, taking some inspiration from his Watchmen variant, has Peter Cannon being a reclusive celebrity. He is a popular book writer, a well-known celebrity, and the one that saved the world from destruction. Unfortunately, the peace that followed is merely an illusion and villains both new and old are threatening to unravel it.
Issue 1 is loaded with almost 50 pages of goodies. In addition to a new story written by Alex Ross and Jess Darnall, it will also feature the untold origin story written by creator Peter Morisi as a back up. This issue will also have an introduction essay written by Alex Ross himself.
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt arrives at your local comic book shop this September.