No More Heroes is a small, not-well known or well publicized project written by Gordon Mclean and drawn by Gaio Oliveira. The series was a first attempt for Mclean, who sold his Playstation games collection to hire an artist and make his dream to create a comic come to life. The comic is ranked among Batman and The Walking Dead. Unfortunately, this is not on sales charts, but the pirate downloads.
No More Heroes was downloaded on Demonoid (just one specific Pirate community) 1600 times alone. But Gordon Mclean is taking this in stride, writing:
"This has blown my mind, to be honest. I knew we'd made a good comic, but to see it become so popular so quickly is crazy. I would've loved those 1600 sales, don't get me wrong, but I've decided to take it as a really positive thing that so many people want to read No More Heroes and word of mouth has been so good. The goal has always been to attract a publisher for our comic and we hope this proves there's an audience out there for it.
You have to remember that this is a self-published comic by two unknowns with no marketing or advertising behind it. It's been thanks to word of mouth and great reviews that it's been generating a bit of a buzz.
No More Heroes isn't just popular among online pirates. We've also been selling a surprising amount of print and digital copies with orders coming in from the likes of America, Canada, New Zealand and Germany. We've had comic store owners asking us if we can do wholesale and inviting us to visit the store if we're ever in the area. We've even had people who've illegally downloaded it get in touch to say they enjoyed it so much they'd like to give us some money!"
No More Heroes is a four issue mini-series featuring a man who is sent the bizarre text message "Should I kill myself?" After answering "Yes" because of some coercion from his friends (and a few drinks), Sid Millar is seen as responsible for the suicide of Dark Justice, the world's greatest superhero on the other side of the text who decided to commit suicide. His sidekick is not too happy with Millar. Will Millar's text condemn him to death at the hands of an irate sidekick in mourning? Find out when you read No More Heroes. You can start by checking out the preview below.
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