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Sneak peek: Valiant Comics’ Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0

Get a look at the forthcoming ‘zero issue’ of Secret Weapons. It’s a tale that features one of the most interesting members of the heroic team in Owen’s Story.

Secret Weapons was a story that hit from Valiant Comics last year, spun out of Harbinger. The miniseries didn’t hit home with me for some reason, but was a hit with fans. Featuring a team of heroes that don’t quite have the greatest superpowers, Secret Weapons has now spawned a ‘zero issue’.

But instead of centering on the team itself, thrown against some major threat, Owen’s Story instead tells the tale of Owen Cho. He’s a… well he’s not really a superhero, to put it plainly. In fact, his powers are more than a little useless (even though they’re kinda cool).

And that’s a gimmick that can make for a compelling story.

Owen’s Story

Owen Cho is a conjurer, which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger by Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air, but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. Worse yet, his gift has landed him in a heap of trouble over the years… Namely, it got him locked away in The Willows – an off-the-grid facility for abstruse superhumans like himself – before Livewire and her team of like-minded “secret weapons” gave him a path with purpose…

But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects summoned from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! From the minds of SECRET WEAPONS’ all-star creative team, discover the significance behind the otherwise ordinary trinkets, toys, and gadgets conjured by Owen’s otherworldly ability across a series of lavishly illustrated double-page spreads and short stories specific to each object that weave together to form one cohesive narrative…and one of the year’s most innovative single issues.

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