She’s written acclaimed runs on Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Deadpool, and a ton of other superhero comics. Now, Gail Simone is doing something she’s never done before, acting as Chief Architect for Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime universe, home to superheroes from all walks of life.
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Even though the news cycle has moved on and shifted the focus away from Puerto Rico, the island is still struggling to recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria that ravaged the island, killed hundreds, and left over a million people without power. Though many have forgotten Puerto Rico, Lion Forge hasn't.
Catalyst Prime, the new superhero comic book series from Lion Forge Comics, caught my eye as soon as it was announced last year. Hype has continued to grow with last week's release of the Free Comic Book Day exclusive, Catalyst Prime: The Event, which introduces the world and its characters. However, it isn't the first official book in the series. Noble, the first standalone book in the saga, came out a few days prior. And it's a bit of a mixed bag.
While there have been a handful of comic book characters like Marvel's M-Twins and Chip Reece's Metaphase who are people with super abilities and people living with cognitive disabilities, there's yet to be a hero with Down syndrome leading his or her own comic. In Lion Forge's upcoming Superb, that's going to change.