Billy Hooten, Owlboy

Billy Hooten, Owlboy

Some writers and illustrators take themselves a bit too seriously when having fun with comic book writing and illustration. Not Tom Sniegoski and Eric Powell who created Billy Hooten, Owlboy. This is a return to the old school of comic book reading. Not to be confused with Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky who created Owlman, Owlboy is a personification of what it is to grow up as a little boy in a world of adversity. Billy Hooten: Owlboy should be hitting the stands in July.

Billy Hooten is a weird kid. He gets beaten up a lot, and spends the rest of his time doggedly trying to build a robot. One day, Billy Hooten hears a cry for help coming from the cemetery that borders his backyard. Against his better judgment, he runs toward it. And after that, everything changes for Billy Hooten. Because Billy Hooten, you see, is Owlboy. A quickthinking, goggle-and-feather-wearing superhero who protects the bizarre and monstrous citizens of Monstros City, a city that exists under Billy’s hometown of Bradbury, Massachusetts. But is Billy truly worthy of the moniker Owlboy?