I am mighty. I have a glow you cannot see. I have a heart as big as the moon. As warm as bathwater. We are superheroes, men, we don’t have time to be charming. The boots of evil were made for walkin’. We’re watching the big picture, friend. We know the score. We are a public service, not glamour boys. Not captains of industry. Keep your vulgar moneys. We are a justice sandwich. No toppings necessary. Living rooms of America, do you catch my drift? Do you dig? — The Tick
I really cannot top The Tick when it comes to wordsmithery. I can only hope that my artwork in this 2011 superhero swap will be passed on an remembered for generations like a warm cozy sweater. Someday our descendants may need this sweater and reach for it and wear it, all warm and scratchy in the name of Justice!
As you can tell, I love The Tick, he is the comic spoof that is comically comical while maintaining it’s comic-ness. On this card, I captured the sublime moment where the Tick is talking to Arthur about finding a battle cry that will strike terror into the hearts of evil-doers while eating cereal. He look up at his spoon while and discovers the bettle-cry, Spoon!
What is there not to love about a scantily clad amazon princess that fights for justice with bracers, a lasso and an invisible helicoptor? I recall sitting in front of the TV screen at my friend’s house staring, dreamy eyed at the television at Lynda Carter’s portrayal of Wonder Woman. One of my childhood crushes.
If you have been living under a rock and have not seen Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, then go and watch it without delay. In the show, Nathan Fillion stars as Captain Hammer, a super hero who is dull, stupid, egotistical, and strong. It is hilarious. I own the shirt.
I don’t know how people other than myself watched ABC Family’s comedy show, The Middleman, based on the comic book series by the same name by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. I don’t think it was very many, which is a shame, like so many other shows I enjoy, it was cancelled. It is the story of a superhero known as the Middle Man who has had his technological assets subsidized by an unknown entity protect the public and fight evil. He hires Wendy Watson, a twenty something artist in a rut as his sidekick and adventures and hi-larity ensue. Wendy’s name is abbreviated to WW or “Dub Dub” and occasionally “Dubby”.
Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
The Middleman: Episode 1