Checker Book Publishing Group announced today that with all of the recent controversy surrounding diverse super hero universes one group of diverse heroes has found a home. Contrary to large comic book publishing conglomerates stating ‘diversity is dead’ a new role playing game based on superheroes has seen positive reviews upon play testing characters with diverse backgrounds and motivations.
CEO Mark Thompson explains, “Our super hero game has hundreds of ready made characters to use in a gaming format. We have included characters of every race, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and physical handicap. What we are finding in play tests is that players are actually gravitating towards using these characters as their avatars pretty seamlessly. Many games are chock full of standard blond hunks but our game appeals to a broader variety of characters.”
Super Hero 2044 features such classic characters as the African American legend John Henry as well as the Hispanic hero Fantomas who steals for the rich to aid the poor.
Checker BPG is a graphic novel publisher that published nearly one hundred graphic novels from 2001 to 2013. Checker BPG launched titles with such high profile licenses as Star Trek, X-Files, Flash Gordon, and Clive Barker to name a few. The publisher put the company on hiatus after the death of his fiance, father, uncle, and the cancer diagnosis and death of his sister in 2015. Superhero 2044 will hit fans in 2018 as both an RPG and card game.