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'Nelson' announced by Peter Serafinowicz

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Peter Serafinowicz has announced Nelson, a comic book series with artwork from the acclaimed Jock.

The comedian's venture puts a new spin on the superhero concept, telling the story of a super-powered cimefighter who has appointed himself de-facto chief of police in an alternate London.

He said: "It's about this guy whose mutated and got these huge muscles. He's got a build like the hulk, but he's plausible. He's like the credible Hulk.

"The comic is set in London. Kind of a Gotham city version of London. He's the de-facto chief of police. He operates a zero tolerance policy to crime, and London has the lowest crime figures

"Everyone loves him. He's got a bit of David Beckham about him. He's sort of like Batman, but doesn't have a secret identity. Criminals are terrified to commit crimes."

Serafinowicz, who is writing the project, went on to say that the title character Nelson is dependent on drugs and alcohol because he is in constant pain from his mutated muscles.

Nelson's twin brother was murdered when he was a child, giving the superhero a particular distaste for child killers and paedophiles. He deals with them with lethal force, and is under investigation by a journalist working to expose this.

"The theme of the comic is the rage you feel as a parent when you see somebody that can hurt kids. He's the embodiment of that. It's like, 'If you could do anything you wanted to Rose West or Ian Brady with impunity, what would you do?'," Serafinowicz added.

Nelson is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2012.

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