From the all-star team of Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum and Scott Hepburn

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 30, 2023)— Minor Threats, the first creator-owned comic series from Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, showrunners of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K on Hulu, receives a new paperback collection in Minor Threats Volume 1: A Long End to a New Beginning. Artist Scott Hepburn (Orchid), colorist Ian Herring (Ms. Marvel, Spiderverse), and letterer Nate Piekos (Stranger Things: The Other Side, Black Hammer Reborn)round out this super-creative team. The collected volume will also include pin-up artwork from Mike Mignola, Kevin Maguire, Francesco Francavilla, and Tess Fowler.


It’s hard out there for a supervillain. Not the world conquerors, chaos engines, or arch-nemeses…but the little guys, the career criminals. The ones who put on uniforms, knock over jewelry stores, and get tied to telephone poles before the hero swings off to face the actual big bad. Times are tough for costumed crooks, and they’re about to get much worse. The psychotic Stickman has done the unthinkable and murdered Kid Dusk, sidekick to Twilight City’s premier crime-fighter, The Insomniac. The Insomniac’s teammates, The Continuum, are tearing Twilight apart, turning it into a terrifying police state–desperate to capture the Stickman and stop the Insomniac from “crossing that final line” in which he may never come back from. Caught in the middle are the small-time c-list villains, finding it impossible to pull jobs or even walk down the street without being harassed by these heroes. With a bounty on the Stickman’s head, former villain Playtime decides to put together a ragtag team of equally disgruntled supervillains to take down the Stickman and kill him themselves, leading her on a dark journey into the criminal underbelly she’s tried so hard to escape.


Minor Threats Volume 1: A Quick End to a Long Beginning TPB explodes into bookstores June 20 and into comic shops June 21, 2023. The book collects 136 pages and measures 6.625 x 10.1875”. It is now available to pre-order for $19.99 at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.


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