Average Joe No More
Reveling in his new found abilities, John does what most of us would do in his circumstance - test out our new powers on everything around us.
Unfortunately, John's life will take a 180º turn from the ordinary to the bizarre with the receipt of an unusual invitation.
A Strange Offer
Shortly after discovering his unique ability, John receives a strange invitation from the enigmatic Rob (Frank Rose Bailey IV) to join a group of misfits who call themselves "The Super Alliance."
Rob reveals he knows about John's newfound powers, and asserts he would make a great addition to his organization.
Skeptical, John brushes him off, but he soon finds himself the target of mysterious forces.
Is The Super Alliance what they appear to be, or do they have a hidden agenda?
Inspired by Geek Icons
The series producers have stated their inspiration came from the work of geek icons such as Stan Lee and Joss Whedon.
Their influence is clearly evident in John Jupiter's character and origin:
- Like Stan Lee's Peter Parker or Joss Whedon's Buffy Summers, John is an everyman, not a powerful alien or wealthy playboy
- Despite his powers, he still must deal with problems in his career and relationship
- He is just learning to deal with his gift. Becoming a do-gooder isn't high on his list of priorities - yet
- John unwittingly becomes the target of unknown, hostile forces
An Alliance Worth Joining?
As of the date of this writing, The Super Alliance has released two episodes containing seeds of a compelling take on the superhero genre.
Here is the official series trailer:
This is an independent production with a very limited budget, so it isn't quite as polished as other similar projects. However, the passion and love of the genre shines through in the plotting and cast performances.
Still in its infancy, the producers have stated five additional episodes will be released later in 2014.
i found the universe of The Super Alliance engaging enough to join up to see where the story goes.
To watch the series, visit its official YouTube channel: TheSuperAlliance2013
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