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Johnny Saturn Scott Story (artist, co-writer), and Benita Story (letterer, co-writer)

Johnny Saturn is the tale of a hard-bitten mystery man and his mission to hunt down and foil the plots of master terrorist, Dr. Horatio Synn. This drama is post-modern superhero crime noir at its grittiest!
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Steve Horton's Review of Johnny Saturn
Scott and Benita Story's JOHNN SATURN is a terrific grim and gritty superhero tale in the tradition of WATCHMEN and DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.
Johnny Saturn is an aged, burned-out street level crimefighter. He's scarred up and constantly on painkillers. But he never says die - even when he does die. That's the premise of Scott and Benita Story's hard-hitting daily superhero series, JOHNNY SATURN. There are many superheroes in Spire City, the world Johnny lives in, and he doesn't get along with many of them, especially the ones that get in his way. The Squadrom Premiere is the large superhero group that polices Spire City, but Johnny has never felt like he belonged with them. Opposing Johnny for most of his life is Dr. Horatio Synn, a sadistic doctor with interest in the occult. Johnny is ably drawn by Scott Story, who is equally good at the quiet, street-level scenes and high-flying, sometimes very bloody action. The series is co-written and lettered by Scott's wife, Benita Story. The lettering is a perfect fit for the no-holds-barred scripting. Check out Johnny Saturn if you want a darker, fascinating take on superheroes. I recommend it highly. ... read it now!


Tim Demeter's Review of Johnny Saturn
I like super heroes. But they don't make them like they used to, do they? Over the last decade or so I can scarcely think of any new super heroe characters that have really caught my interest. Invincible comes to mind. So does Johnny Saturn.
I like super heroes. But they don't make them like they used to, do they? Over the last decade or so I can scarcely think of any new super heroe characters that have really caught my interest. Invincible comes to mind. So does Johnny Saturn. Crafted by the husband and wife team of Scott and Benita Story, Johnny Saturn does what the best of modern super hero stories do; it takes the familiar and uses that familiarity to propel the story, and then turns your expectations completely around on you Johnny himself shares more than few traits in common with the Batman featured in The Dark Knight Returns. Except, oh yeah, that he's dead on the very first page. The comic is CALLED Johnny Saturn. How does that even work, right? That narrative hook is the first of many turns that Johnny Saturn takes as it progresses, keeping it far from ever becoming just another tick mark on the laundry list of grim'n gritty protagonists the mainstream of super heroes force fed us in the 90's. The title may be Johnny Saturn, but this comic is about much, much more, not the least being a villain so effortless evil you'll wonder how he'll ever be stopped. Assuming he is. If you've ever liked super heroes, but have grown a bit cynical about editorially driven crossovers and variant covers, give Johnny Saturn a look and you'll remember exactly what a great super hero comic can be. ... read it now!




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