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Jupiter's Legacy - where did all those other guys come from?


#1

OK, go easy on a first time poster as I have a feeling I may have missed something obvious.

I’ve just finished reading the first book - fantastic read and beautiful art - and I thought that the group that went to the island and were given super powers were the only super-powered humans on Earth (until they had kids who also had super powers).

But at one point in the book there’s a big battle and there are a lot of other guys with super powers. Who were they? Were they all children of the original group?

It’s been bugging me for days.

Thanks.


#2

Yep. Children and grand-children from the 1930 crew. So by the time we reach the modern era there’s over a hundred super-humans on the planet. Some of whom are traditional villains who couldn’t make ends meet and turned to crime.

MM


#3

Hey! An answer directly from the “horse’s mouth”. Thanks Mark.

I’m looking forward to May and the release of Book 2.

Regards.


#4

“Your parents were young once.”

This lot breeds like bunnies.


#5

And hi Matteo. Welcome to Millarworld :smile:


#6

That’s an interesting concept, though. I could see why a person with superpowers would not want to be a superhero, but what would be the motivation to become a criminal? Especially knowing your superpowered relatives will beat your ass?

You could certainly find a lot of ways to exploit your powers for legitimate money. Hell, I think plenty of small nation governments would just subsidize them. Heck, even the US and EU would be like - “why don’t we just pay them to behave?”

What would be the channel to go into villainy?


#7

Some do not set out to be “criminal”, they just do what they want to do. And some enjoy fighting. And stealing. And killing. And being an El Cheeto dictator!


#8

Maybe it would a way of rebelling against your (literally) perfect parents?

You might even be arrogant enough to think you could beat them if it came down to a fight.

And I’ll bet being a villain is more fun than being a good guy.

Oh, and thanks for the welcome Simon. I might stick around (or come back). I embarrassed to say I’ve only been aware of Mark in a “oh yeah, Miller - didn’t he do Daredevil? - no not him, MillAr he’s done a bunch of stuff…might have some of it actually…hmm only some FF?!” way. I have some other stuff to read at the moment but will definitely check out more of his stuff soon (thinking of Ultimates, Red Son, Authority).