The Boston Comics Roundtable has turned to Kickstarter to help fund a series of three comic books, titled "Boston Powers" and featuring the superheroes who live among us right here in the Hub of the Universe. And the Cape:
With Boston Powers, our aim is to offer readers of all ages - but especially young readers - fun and positive comics that bring the superhero genre to our own Boston-area neighborhoods. For We’ll publish 3, 40-page issues in the coming year: classic, floppy, stapled, full-color comic books.
Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the value of reading comics for developing literacy skills in young readers... all well and good, but we're a bunch of big kids ourselves and we just want the comics to be GOOD: exciting, funny, moving, silly, scary, imaginative adventures.
The roundtable is a group of local comics writers and artists who have been getting together for 14 years. In 2013, they put out their first series of Boston-based superhero comics.