Cinema's first out gay superhero faces his greatest challenge

Augur (Eric Roberts), Surge (Vincent J. Roth) & the male form of Omen (Robert Picardo). Photo provided.

Like adventure? Then you'll love Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel which hits theaters this January. The movie is a follow-up to the first superhero film, Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes, featuring a lead character who is openly gay.

The Stuff of Heroes was the groundbreaking and lighthearted superhero movie and a spoof of the superhero genre.

Enjoying a limited released in 2006, The Stuff of Heroes featured 20 celebrities from the sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres, such as Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, Star Trek), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Noel Neill (Lois Lane, Adventures of Superman) and many more.

Revenge brings back creator Vincent J. Roth in the cape-clad title role of Surge, cinema's first out gay superhero. 

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Frank Marino, Las Vegas' Diva, helps Surge in this action-packed movie. Photo provided.

Revenge of the Sequel synopsis: Surge's (Vincent J. Roth) nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Linda Blair, Gil Gerard). He is tempted by Augur (Eric Roberts), to continue a life of crime. Augur is archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichelle Nichols, Robert Picardo).

Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals. 

Needing more crime-fighting help, Surge activates the artificial intelligence in the Surgemobile (Bruce Vilanch, Shannon Farnon). Augur emerges from the shadows back in Big City, causing Omen to step into the fray, which alerts The Council, a supervillain cabal bent on world domination. Facing more enemies than ever before, Surge must do whatever it takes to save humanity.

Revenge will begin with a weeklong run in Los Angeles before fighting crime in additional cities. It's a superhero film with a message. A movie for fans of the TV Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the Hulk.

Bruce Vilanch as Sirius. Photo provided.

The award-winning film has screened at festivals and conventions across the globe, taking home prizes for Best Comedy, Best Villain, Best Special Effects and Most Inspirational Lead Character.

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel will open January 5 in Los Angeles, expanding to New York on January 19 and continue nationwide. For movie info, visit

The Gayly 1/11/2018 @ 10:15 a.m. CST