After a radioactive meteor strikes Earth, a genetically altered group known as The Rochester 13 gain astonishing, superhuman powers. Ian Sparks (Chase Williamson, John Dies at the End) doesn't feel remotely super... but after his parents' death, he throws himself into battle against the criminals plaguing the mean streets of New York. Teaming up with, and falling hard for, the beautiful Lady Heavenly (Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism I & II), the unstoppable duo quickly decimates the city's army of thugs. But when they tangle with the nation's most twisted arch-villain, they end up losing everything -- including each other. Sparks' rage-fueled quest for vengeance ignites a battle that will change the world and alter his destiny, forever.
Probably a lot of comic fans aren't familiar with Sparks which was created by William Katt of Greatest American Hero fame. The series was only four issues and written by Christopher Folino, with art by J. M. Ringuet who I honestly suspect did the bulk of the work on the series. It was actually a pretty damn cool story even if it was rip with influences from the comic world. Well at some point it was picked up for a movie (I vaguely remember that news) and now it's making its way on DVD and VOD. Yeah no theatrical release for it, but hey it's better than nothing. Looking at the stills I'm actually impressed with the visuals and costume design. I think the story has been altered some for the film and frankly the casting is terrible. Still I'm curious so I'll be checking this one out as a rental when it becomes available on March 18th.