Hero Happy Hour
|Hero Happy Hour|
|Publication date||2002 – present|
|Number of issues||5|
C. G. Kirby
Brandon "Ragnar" Johnson
D. J. Coffman
|Colorist(s)||Brandon J. Carr
|Hero Happy Hour: Heroic Edition||ISBN 0-557-18579-3|
Hero Happy Hour is an American comic book co-created by writer Dan Taylor and artist Chris Fason. Like The Tick and, less satirically, Watchmen it takes place in a universe of vaguely familiar costumed crime fighters. All stories unfold in First City at The Hideout Bar & Grill (Drink Specials For All Heroes) and usually feature genre savvy humor.
|“||The decision to change the title was brought upon by the fact that we received a letter from the trademark counsel to 'the two big comic book companies' claiming that they are the joint owners of the trademark 'SUPER HEROES' and variations thereof.||”|
A Hero Happy Hour Super Special was published in 2004 and IDW Publishing released Super Deluxe Hero Happy Hour "The Lost Episode" in 2006.
- The Bartender — retired superhero. Always quick with a free round if things are getting tense.
- The Guardian (AKA "Joe", "Goody Two-Shoes") - when he's not swapping arch-nemesises he's optioning his movie rights.
- Night Ranger (AKA "Nick", "Sister Christian") - he had the name before that silly hair-band and he'll be damned if he's going to change it.
- Scout (AKA "Kip") - Night Ranger's impetuous young ward.
- Psiren - it's not a boob-job but good tailoring.
- Galaxy Girl - not really a "girl" any more but she liked the alliteration and the perfect adjective for "woman" was already taken.
Some of the series has been collected into a trade paperback:
- Hero Happy Hour: Heroic Edition (collects Hero Happy Hour #1-5, 150 pages, Lulu.com, December 2009, ISBN 0-557-18579-3)