Behind every remarkable personality is a life story which deserves to be told and shared
Heroes of their stories !
Our vision of the modern hero
There is a fascinating aspect of all American super-hero comics. In the stories which they bring to us, they tell the life of characters who try to live a simple, even normal life until such time as sudden events lead them to call on their powers and face up to extraordinary forces. Such stories play on the characters’ incredible powers, but also on their weaknesses, their Achilles Heel which renders them fully human and forces them to make choices and sacrifices.
Not everyone can boast such super-powers of course. Quite the reverse. Every day there are numerous people who achieve extraordinary things by creating, by leading a business, by innovating, by undertaking social action. In doing so, they put their vision at the service of a better society or a company with improved performance. It is these remarkable people living a life which appears completely normal who are our modern heroes.
Each person is the hero of their own story, driven by their strengths and held back by their weaknesses. Each of us is at the centre of a story which intersects with those of others. Behind every remarkable personality there is always a life story which deserves to be told and shared, if not only for the value of the example it sets, but also to bring a vision to life, to inspire and leave a mark.
It is this vision which leads us to invite these remarkable individuals, our modern heroes, to have their stories told through our exceptional publications.
Jennifer De Théleny