Created by Austin Hough

A group of villains inspired by master artists of the 20th century prove worthy opponents for some of history's favorite super heroes!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The Masters Kickstarter 2 is LIVE plus some housekeeping stuff...
over 1 year ago – Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:13:31 AM

(Forgive me if you are getting this message more than once, but  I want to make sure everybody gets it so I am dotting my I's and  crossing my T's)

Hello Masters Issue 1 Kickstarter Backers!!!  I have some important updates for you all...

First and foremost, The Masters Issues 2 AND 3 Kickstarter is LIVE and it is here: and both Issues should be completed and ready to go to the printer by December 15th, the end of the Kickstarter!  WOO-HOO!

Lots and lots of goodies there, so pick up Issues 2 and 3 along with  new posters, new action figures, new collectibles, new original art and  MORE!

Oh yeah! And, if you missed something from the first Kickstarter,  you'll have a second chance in this Kickstarter because it's ALL there  again for you!!!

Second, can you pretty please with sugar on top add [email protected] AND [email protected] to your safe senders list.  I have had a number of people tell me our  emails have landed in their spam folders and we don't want any of that.  :)

Third, those who backed the action figures from Kickstarter 1, please  know we are working hard to get these in your hands as soon as humanly  possible.  We have been struck by that old syndrome: whatever can  happen, will happen.  They have been the victim of everything from  supply chain shortages to serious health problems suffered by one of the  customizers and everything in between.  Trust we WILL get these to you  as soon as we can.  You have MY WORD!  We appreciate your patience and  understanding.

Fourth, we fumbled the ball on the autographed comic books on  Kickstarter 1 and will be getting those to you shortly.  I was warned  they would be a logistical nightmare and they are.  But, I wanted to  offer them to you so we are finding a way.  Again, thank you for your  patience and understanding.

Fifth, if there is anything I am missing here in this update or something you need to address with us, please email me at [email protected].  And, if it is an emergency or priority, please type that in the subject line and we will get on it ASAP!

Again, THANK YOU ALL  for backing The Masters!

Austin Hough
Power Comics, Inc.
[email protected]

The Masters 2 & 3 Stretch Goals!
over 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 06:30:50 PM

Over on the latest campaign for The Masters, we have reached our first stretch goal and have unlocked the T-shirts for our heroes, Airman, Arrow, Black Owl and Plymo! They are $30 each and available as add-ons.

Our next stretch goal is at $7500 and when we HIT that goal, everyone who backed for a physical reward will get ONE random Hero button!

HELP US get there by pledging or sharing the campaign on your socials.


Darrin (on behalf of Austin Hough)

The MASTERS Issues 2&3 Kickstarter is LIVE!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 11:52:22 AM

We are excited to announce we are LIVE with our second campaign!

This campaign combines Issues 2 and 3 to move us closer to the goal of finishing ALL five issues by year’s end.

We have quite the line-up of talent for our two issues that will introduce our hero–The Black Owl.

In Issue Two, Black Owl first embarks on a solo mission to battle some classic monsters of the Golden Age of comics before teaming up with Arrow to chase down master thief Sir Real Ordeal! Brought to you by Austin Hough, Tom Morgan, Bob Almond, Greg LaRocque, and Joe Rubinstein with colors by Robb Epps and David Ocampo. Cover colors by Mort Todd.

Continuing in the classic Brave and the Bold-style, in Issue Three, Black Owl teams up with Airman to battle The Clerk in chapter one, while teaming up with Plymo the Rubber Man in chapter two to stop the slippery Graffiti. Brought to you by Ron Wilson, Joe Rubinstein, Mike Gustovich, Alex Saviuk and Al Milgrom with colors by Mort Todd.

In addition to pledging for the comics, we are offering many amazing add-ons. The most exciting is the art rewards levels featuring original art from Steven Butler, Bart Sears, Ron Wilson, Mike Grell, Ramona Fradon and many more! The best part is each art reward level gets you ALL covers for issue 2 and 3, plus a print of the artwork.

And, don't forget the Tom Morgan jigsaw puzzle or the Ben Cooper-style Halloween mask or the next set of action figures or all of the stretch goal goodies.

Not to mention if you missed any of the issues, add-ons, or rewards from the first Kickstarter, you have another chance to get them all again right here!

You can even back the ALL-IN package if you missed it the first go-round and get everything, including all the stuff you missed in Kickstarter #1. ;)

We are confident this will be our biggest campaign yet!

With appreciation and gratitude,

Austin Hough


The MASTERS Campaign #2
over 1 year ago – Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 05:44:25 PM

To make up for lost time, we are consolidating the next four campaigns into two and offering two issues on each campaign; plus so much more! This campaign is for issues 2 and 3.

In issues 2 and 3, you will meet our main protagonist and leader of our team: The Black Owl!

GET Notified of Launch!

The format and style of The Masters Issues 2 and 3 continue its homage to the Bronze Age comic book series The Brave and The Bold drawn so beautifully for nearly 100 issues by legendary DC Comics artist Jim Aparo.

And, as in The Brave and The Bold, each villain is confronted by the main hero (in this case a re-imagined, modernized version of the Golden Age public domain character, the Black Owl) along with a fellow guest hero from the Golden Age of Comics (who has also been re-imagined and modernized).

We have once again assembled a multitude of talent.

Issue #2 features stories written by Austin Hough and illustrated by Tom Morgan, Bod Almond, Al Milgrom, David Perrin, Mort Todd, Robb Epps, David Ocampo, Greg LaRocque, and Joe Rubinstein.

Issue #3 features stories written by Austin Hough and illustrated by Mike Vosburg, Ron Wilson, Mike Gustovich, Joe Rubinstein, Alex Saviuk, Al Milgrom, and Mort Todd.

Please join us on November 22, 2022 at 12PM EST for the launch of Campaign 2!

Campaign 2 will run till December 15, 2022.

In addition, we are launching a Facebook Group called Power Comics! Which is open to all our fans to join and have open discussions about everything Masters and Power Comics related.  In addition a number of our creators will be participating in those conversations, so join the group, get your questions ready, and have some fun.


Austin Hough

Comic Book Mania 2022 Elgin Illinois
over 1 year ago – Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 06:47:39 PM

Had an absolutely wonderful day hanging with fellow friends and creators AND of course the "children of all ages", as you can see in the pictures, at the 13th Annual Comic Book Mania organized by my friend and Power Comics supporter Bob Cassinelli.

Artists Alley participants: Art Baltazar, Scott Beaderstadt, Chris Ecker, Johnnie Fitz, Serena Guerra, Gene Ha, Matthew Hansel, Austin Hough, Tom Kelly, Rage K Ledbetter, Alex Lissau, Russell Lissau, Jim McClain, Jeffrey Moy, Trevor Mueller, Rich Perez, Doc Schaefer, Greg Schmidt, Mark Stegbauer and Ben Torres.