Superheroes are awesome. I watched the Hulk yesterday, and it blew me away! Iron man blew me away too! Something about seeing these characters, moving and living and breathing, makes me feel like they really ARE real. I’ve always sort of thought that they were anyway. Maybe i’m crazy, but i’ve always sort of thought, that at the end of comic book stories, everything always returns to normal, and if this world is pretty normal, then maybe we just aren’t paying attention to whats happening in between? And they’re really are these crazy creatures and humans running around.
Anyway, i love superheroes. Whenever i’ve been in a situation that is tough and scary, and i know i have to do the right thing, i always feel like “THIS IS IT! This is what it feels like!” And it gives me confidence to know that my whole life, i’ve pretended to be super strong, or be able to fly, and that i should stand up to bullies! Whenever someone is hurt, i know that most people can walk on by, but only one person can stop and help! So it makes me want to be that person.
Recently, i’ve been really upset with the state of the marvel universe, because in a vain attempt to bring “realism” to superhero comics, they’ve forgotten their characters. But the movies at least, their true characters shine through! I don’t like to see an “illuminati” secretly voting to throw their friend Hulk into space, that’s mean. Mr. Fantastic has tried to help the Thing for his whole life, but now in the comics, he’s helping Iron Man throw characters into a gulag in another dimension! I don’t think that’s like him. But whatever, at the end of the day, they’re all trying to save someone, and people will always get hurt. Its disheartening, and life is tragic, but there’s a bit of safety in knowing that these people will always try. And by extension, that ALL people will always try.
Thats why i love superheroes, because in the end, they’re just human (most of them) and they want whats best for other humans. Even callous heroes like the Punisher, is really just an illustration of a man so torn apart by pain and seeing his family killed, that he is unable to allow any other’s to feel that too. So he takes up a burden that no man should. But thats what makes him heroic, no matter how “anti-hero” you draw him, even this character is doing what he shouldn’t and doesn’t have to do, he’s saving someone else instead of himself.
Then you have characters, that because of the unending love and acceptance he recieved from his adoptive parents, has bestowed a superhuman love and acceptance on his adoptive race, even when he’s literally and figuratively alienated from them.
Often times, i hear comic book artists say they aren’t interested in super hero comics because they’re too formulaic, because they’re out of touch with reality, etc. etc. I’ve read lots of slice of life comics, that wallow in misery and cynicism. It makes me sad that my generation is so sad and tired. Like a little kid who doesn’t like toys. I think everyone can love superheroes, and i think everyone wants to be a superhero. If people think superhero comics suck (they do right now) then i think we should learn to write better superhero comics! Mostly everyone who’s drawing comics now, began reading comics that were superhero comics, but now act like they’re just “kid stuff”. I feel sad that people forget these fantastic worlds. It’s okay though. I have not, even though i don’t draw superhero comics myself. But here is something i drew.
It is a company i made up, for my in-universe stories. To further explain, all the characters i make up (merbotman, motro, the water cat, etc. if you remember) all exist in the same universe; possibly at different times or in different sub-universes. Anywho, i’m trying to make a fully formed universe, with different cities, cultures, planets (with vastly different cities, cultures too!) and even different media! So i came up with “Zuger Comics”, a comics company that is the dominant publisher of comics, and publishes mostly superhero comics. The other comics company, that is its only major competition, is unnamed, but publishes mostly war comics.
I began by making up at least 26 characters, so i drew their covers. After that, i just began to make up characters on the fly. I haven’t counted how many characters i have, but i feel like there’s at least a hundred. Each of these characters, i plan on doing a one page excerpt for; they all have a vague idea for what the story is. Such as “Failure to Act”, in the above detail pic, is about SUPREMON. Supremon is the most powerful character in the Zugerverse, but he grew to be so powerful, that he can’t hang out with humans. He can’t even fight crime. All he can do, is worry about super giant cosmic threats. Since those are relatively rare, he mostly watches tv, writes books, or revolutionizes sectors of the private market (by purifying water by looking at it, by creating diamonds by crushing coal, etc.), but overall, most superheroes aren’t even aware of the most super powered human there is. His lower limit of power is being able to handle 1 ton without causing damage. A human, simply collapses from touching him (like a black hole actually). So “Failure to Act” is his story of engineering a cosmic disaster, partly out of boredom partly out of loneliness, that he doesn’t stop and then tries to reverse from happening.
Extinctomorph: can turn into any extinct beast
The Metal Monolith: builds steel suits of famous monuments
Amoeboy: A boy turned into a massive amoeba, has the power to control microscopic single cell life!
One of my favorites is “ZZZZZZZZZZ”, he’s a man that is constantly sleeping, but very effective at problem solving. He is mysterious, noone has seen him awake, but if you place a rubiks cube near him and walk away, it’ll be finished when you return. He even writes letters to others to communicate.
Leopard League; crime fighting duo that met online, and only had a limited fabric selection to make their outfits! They chose leopard leotards!
The Catalyst: can increase the chemical reactivity of any substance, as a by product, he sucks at cooking because he burns everything.
Clay Superheroes: A boy that discovers a magic clay, can make superheroes of his favorite comic book characters. These are actually of ANOTHER comic book company, within the pages of that comic. So i guess that’s really meta-, its like three layers of comic book fiction.
Laser Cabbage: It is what it is.
The Infinite Man: He exists in all places, and at all times; nevertheless, this has not done anything for his home life, he finds that he can’t concentrate now. The slow realization that he’s God, also doesn’t help.
Beastly Brain: Studies and creates hundreds of masks, to THINK like a beast and solve crimes! This is effective, he works at a large zoo.
Melon Girl: She has Melon-themed vehicles and gadgets.
Leftovers: a man who must constantly obtain new limbs, this makes him a regrettably brutal fighter. He is a gentle soul, that must follow wars and terrorists everywhere! Stopping them (and stealing their arms)
Moon Master: created a helmet out of moon rock, that imbued him with fantastic cosmic powers.
How to: FLY: is an instruction comic that teaches you to fly
Destiny Dino: a dinosaur that escaped extinction by time traveling into the future! Evil Cavemen time travelers try to erase him from existence!
Death of a Salesman 2 (the resurrection): You know that story about the depressed salesman? Well he got hit by a radioactive car, and brought back to life! This time around he’s a radioactive self help guru, reaffirming your life and his, BY KICKING CRIME BUTT TOO!
Teen School, Adult Job; is a really crappy romance comic about teens in school and adults at jobs.
Well, there’s a lot more, but this post is super long already! So i hope you like these!!! BYYYE!