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Hitch and Ross Prove "America's Got Powers"

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CBR News spoke with writer Jonathan Ross and artist Bryan Hitch about their new creator-owned book from Image Comics that combines reality TV with super heroics.

Few things are more ubiquitous these days than reality television. Give your TV a full channel run-through and count how many unscripted or competition shows you come across. Okay, don't actually do that because you'll be gone for a while. Jonathan Ross ("Turf," "Rocketeer Adventures") and Bryan Hitch ("Ultimates," "Captain America: Reborn") join forces in April at Image Comics to tell a tale revolving around the kinds of shows we're inundated with -- but with a healthy dose of super powers. Ever wondered how a show like "American Idol" would work if instead of singing, the contestants were using powers to beat the crap out of each other? "America's Got Powers" hopes to provide the answers.

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While Ross and Hitch originally planned to double ship the first two issues of "America's Got Powers" in April, the creators have changed course and announced the first issue will now be double-sized with 38 pages of story -- all for the original price of $2.99. The pair didn't want to sacrifice story or break up a solid introductory issue, so potential readers will get more bang for their comic book buck when reading the adventures of powered teenager Tommy Watts and explore the world he lives and competes in. With so much buzz surrounding the title, CBR News spoke with Ross and Hitch to find out how their partnership began, what kind of reality show they're dealing with and exactly where these super powered people came from.

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