Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel + Rod Reis return to the world of ‘C.O.W.L.’

‘C.O.W.L.: 1964′ will launch in August and will tie into Higgins’ larger Massive-verse line of titles.

Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis will reunite 10 years later for C.O.W.L.: 1964, a three-issue miniseries that begins later this summer.

C.O.W.L., which has officially joined the Massive-verse titles overseen by Higgins, first launched in 2014. Set in the 1960s, the comic centers on the Chicago Organized Workers League, the world’s first super-hero labor union, which battled super villains, organized crime and eventually their own faltering public image. The previous series has been collected into two volumes.

“Returning to C.O.W.L. is very special for me,” said Higgins. “The series’ origins date back to my college thesis film, The League, and before that to the short story I wrote that got me into film school. It’s something that’s been with both Alec and myself for a long time. When Alec, Rod and I started this book In 2014, the idea of building it to be a part of a something larger wasn’t something that we thought we would ever be able to do. Now, as we come back to finish the core story, we’ll also be setting the stage for the future of C.O.W.L. and in some ways, The Massive-Verse.”

The new series will find the Chicago-based organization looking to expand:

It’s 1964, and C.O.W.L.—the Chicago Organized Workers League, the world’s first superhero labor union—is going national! But with the old team scattered and powerful forces moving in the shadows, will this union be busted before it gets off the ground?

“I’m excited to jump back into this world with Kyle and Rod after all this time. We’ve always felt like there was more story to tell and we’re eager for readers to dive in and see where their favorite characters are in 1964 and what new challenges they face,” Siegel said.

Here’s a look at some of Reis’ interior work:

“I find it incredibly surreal to reunite with Kyle and Alec for more C.O.W.L. work after a decade,” Reis said. “Reflecting on the past 10 years, it’s evident how much our lives and careers have changed, and readers will see that reflected in the upcoming pages.”

The first issue, featuring a cover by Reis, arrives Aug. 14.

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