Impostor Syndicate

by Matt D. Wilson and Rodrigo Vargas

It's the role of a lifetime.

What happens when a supervillain dies on the job, or just gets too old for this $#!+ and retires? Well, somebody's gotta step up and put on the mask. And actors have to work, don't they?

For fans of superhero satires like The Tick and stories that mix celebrity culture with superheroes like X-Statix.


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Get a digital copy of the book, 44 pages




Softcover - Main Cover

44 pages, perfect-bound comic, 6 ⅝" x 10 ¼", comes with digital copy




Softcover - Variant Cover by Erica Henderson

44 pages, cover by Erica Henderson, perfect-bound comic, 6 ⅝" x 10 ¼", comes with digital copy




Softcover w/Signed Bookplate

44 pages, signed by Matt D. Wilson, perfect-bound comic, 6 ⅝" x 10 ¼", comes with digital copy




Get Both Covers

44 pages, two perfect-bound comics, 6 ⅝" x 10 ¼", comes with digital copy




Retailer Bundle

5 copies of the softcover at 57.5% off SRP. For Retailers Only.




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A down-on-his luck actor. An impossible-to-pass-up opportunity. In a world where superheroes and supervillains are real and also the biggest business in the world — we're talking movies, TV shows, toys, video games, even Broadway — shadowy employers have ample reason to keep them fighting no matter what. 


So what happens when a supervillain dies on the job, or just gets too old for this $#!+ and retires? Well, somebody's gotta step up and put on the mask. And actors have to work, don't they? Especially if they're slumming around doing kids birthday parties, and there are enough zeroes in the check. This series is literally 20 years in the making, so your help can finally bring it to life!



Matt D. Wilson is an author and podcaster from North Carolina. His most recent comics work is Everything Will Be Okay from Caliber Comics. He is also the author of Supreme Villainy from Talos Press. You can hear him every week on the War Rocket Ajax podcast.


Rodrigo Vargas is a comic book artist and illustrator based in Chile. His latest books include Everything Will Be Okay from Caliber Comics and the middle grade graphic novel The Do Over from Clarion Books.


Here are some samples of Rodrigo Vargas' sketches, Commissions are available in the Add-Ons section above.


Stretch Goals


As of launch, the script is complete and seven pages of penciled/inked art are finished. We'll need approximately 3 months for the completion of the rest of the art/lettering, and then we'll head straight to print!


We anticipate a fall '23 fulfillment after a successful campaign, and Zoop will provide updates and communicate any delays that may pop up.

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