The Schlub #1

The Schlub #1

Illustrated by: Ryan Stegman

Colors by: Mike Spicer

Cover Art by: John J. Hill and Tyrell Cannon

Written by: Kenny Porter

Release date: August 23, 2023

Image Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

VANISH artist/writer RYAN STEGMAN and Superboy writer KENNY PORTER team up with Beef Bros artist TYRELL CANNON for a new action/comedy series featuring colors by MIKE SPICER and lettering/design by JOHN J. HILL.
Failing dentist Roger Dalton blames the world for his problems until he is body-swapped with the world’s greatest superhero. Can Roger save Earth and finally prove to his family he’s not a loser? Or are we all doomed?

Image Comics’ The Schlub #1 bursts onto the scene with an irresistibly unique blend of action and comedy, courtesy of the creative talents of writer Kenny Porter, artist Ryan Stegman, and the dynamic collaboration with Tyrell Cannon, Mike Spicer, John J. Hill, and the remarkable cover art by John J. Hill and Tyrell Cannon. This series premiere offers an exciting and hilarious twist on the superhero genre that’s bound to leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment.

The concept of The Schlub is as captivating as it is original. Kenny Porter’s writing instantly immerses readers in the world of Roger Dalton, a failing dentist whose life takes a wild turn when he finds himself swapped with none other than the world’s greatest superhero. This premise seamlessly blends the ordinary with the extraordinary, resulting in a tale that is both relatable and fantastically absurd. Porter’s storytelling strikes the perfect balance between comedic elements and high-stakes action, making every page a joy to read.

The artwork by Ryan Stegman, accompanied by Tyrell Cannon’s input, adds a layer of visual excitement that perfectly complements the story. Stegman’s dynamic illustrations capture the energy and chaos of Roger’s transformation and his subsequent attempts to grapple with newfound powers. The character designs strike a harmonious balance between the ordinary and the extraordinary, visually highlighting the central theme of the story.

Mike Spicer’s colors inject vibrancy and life into every panel, enhancing the atmosphere and adding an extra layer of depth to the narrative. John J. Hill’s lettering and design contribute to the overall visual coherence of the comic, ensuring that the reader’s experience remains seamless.

The cover art by John J. Hill and Tyrell Cannon serves as an enticing invitation to the zany world within the pages. It’s a visual testament to the comic’s premise, capturing the essence of Roger’s transformation from schlub to superhero with a hint of comedic flair.

At the heart of The Schlub is a relatable journey of self-discovery and redemption. Roger’s quest to prove his worth to himself and his family resonates on a universal level, even within the extraordinary circumstances he finds himself in. This comic raises questions about heroism, identity, and the potential for greatness that lies within even the most ordinary individuals.

The Schlub #1 is an exhilarating and side-splitting debut that showcases the creative synergy between Kenny Porter, Ryan Stegman, Tyrell Cannon, Mike Spicer, and John J. Hill. With its ingenious premise, well-executed art, and compelling character-driven narrative, this series promises to be a must-read for comic enthusiasts seeking a fresh take on the superhero genre. Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of laughs, action, and unexpected heroism as you embark on this thrilling comic journey.

The Schlub #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall and it can also be placed on your pull list.


The Schlub #1: A Hilariously Unique Twist on the Superhero Genre

Colors - 10
Design - 9.8
Illustration - 9.8
Narrative - 9
Subplot - 10


The Schlub #1 is a new comic book series that offers a unique blend of action and comedy. The story follows a failing dentist named Roger Dalton who finds himself swapped with the world's greatest superhero. This comic explores themes of heroism, identity, and the potential for greatness within ordinary individuals. The artwork, colors, lettering, and cover art all complement the story, making it a must-read for comic enthusiasts seeking a fresh take on the superhero genre.

Genre: Superhero
Series: The Schlub | Illustrated by John J. Hill, Ryan Stegman, Tyrell Cannon
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