Crashing: New Limited Series Will Focus on the Doctors That Treat Superheroes
IDW Publishing has announced a new limited series titled Crashing. The new medical drama with a superhero twist will follow the doctors that treat superhero patients and how they navigate treating superhumans. The series is written by Matthew Klein with art by Morgan Beem, colors by Triona Farrell, and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou for a series that the publisher notes is a blend of “Nurse Jackie and The Boys.” The premiere issue will feature a main cover by Beem with variant covers by artists Jorge Corona and Liana Kangas.
IDW‘s description of Crashing reads:
“Less than ten years into her rehabilitation, recovering addict Rose Osler is one of a handful of doctors in the United States who specialize in treating “Powered individuals,” human beings imbued with a range of incredible—and according to some, fundamentally dangerous—superhuman attributes.
Amid a sudden, rising wave of violence and chaos apparently provoked by these Powered citizens, Rose struggles to balance the ghosts of her past with the mounting pressure of her professional responsibilities, all while fighting to hold her strained marriage together and avoid the lure of getting high.”
Klein shares in the press release that the series is a story that focuses on sacrifice, heroism, and self-care, saying:
“Crashing is a story about sacrifice, heroism, and self-care. Over the pandemic, we saw such an increase in people needing help, falling into self-destructive behaviors, addiction, or alcoholism, it felt like there needed to be a story about a first responder who needs help but doesn’t know how to ask for it.
Heroes need help, too. Whether they wear capes or stethoscopes, the responsibility of saving someone’s life can be overwhelming. We’ve all seen an extraordinary number of heroes step up on the frontlines of the pandemic. I wanted to explore a story about an everyday hero who wants to save everybody at the expense of herself and how dangerous that kind of self-neglect can be.”
Beem added that they were drawn to the characters’ flaws in the series, saying:
“One of the things that really excites me about this project is that all our characters—and especially Rose, our main character—are flawed. They all have a lot of strength but also a lot of genuine weaknesses. They make mistakes, sometimes huge ones, but they keep going. They learn to forgive others, and especially themselves. I love that because it’s something that I feel all of us can relate to.”
Editor Heather Antos praises the creative team, saying:
“I don’t think there’s a better time for stories like Crashing than this very moment. What Matthew, Morgan, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou have managed to capture in 22-page chapters is nothing short of an extraordinary display of humanity that will help a lot of people hopefully connect, grow, and heal.
One of the greatest powers we all possess is the ability to reach out and connect with one another, but sometimes finding the strength to do so gets lost along the way. Joining Rose on her journey of self-growth while caught between powers quite beyond her has been a joy.”
Crashing #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on September 21st, 2022. Check out the preview below:
Source: IDW Publishing
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