This finishes up what I turned into edX for the class I took: The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture. It starts up again in August if you are interested. I’ve gone back and definitely have some changes I want to make, but to the world I’d like to introduce you to… Gizmo Girl! I am planning on having a finished comic book ready by the end of the year (yeah right… piecrust promise). We shall see.
You’ve got red on you. I remember walking through London and seeing posters for this film “A love story with zombies” I wasn’t into zombie films, but it looked interesting. I knew I wouldn’t use my limited time in England to sit in a movie theater, so I figured I would just skip it. Lucky for me it ended up coming across the pond. While others have tried to make a zombie romantic comedy I really think the only one to succeed was Shaun of the Dead.
I’m a comic book guy, and I’m sure by the time this project is over you are going to be sick (if you aren’t already) with me saying that. Most people know about the big heroes, the ones that DC & Marvel make movies about, or at least cartoons. There are other comics out there that unless you know a comic book guy, or are a comic book guy (or gal) you may have never heard of. One of those titles is Kurt Busiek’s and Brent Anderson’s Astro City (with covers by Alex Ross). I don’t remember why I picked up my first issue, maybe it was the cover, maybe it was suggested by someone, but once I read that first story I was hooked. Here’s the thing, the arcs move around, and it’s not always a superhero that the story is about. This is a comic about world building, about taking what we already know and changing it just enough to make it new. It’s one of my favorites. Now that it seems ot be on a more regular publishing schedule makes it even better. If you can find a copy of one of the 12 collected volumes, read a few stories. I’d be curious what you think.
This MINIon is actually a character from the just completed arc, where an intelligent gorilla (sorry had to be a monkey, rules are rules) escapes from his homeland because he wants to be a drummer in a rock and roll band, and what happens. It was another great story about a character that would most likely be tossed away in a planning meeting or used as a joke.
Yes, It’s kinda a minifig. I was looking around my studio for inspiration and I saw my LEGO Club magazine. I know I’ve already done one MINIon based on The LEGO Movie but thought Emmett would be AWESOME.
Good bye! What am you looking at? Me am Bizarrook #1…
I think I better give up talking in Bizarro talk, it’s harder than it looks. We all know Cecil cloned himself a few times (hence all the MINIons), we also might remember that he had a few failed attempts (Mongo aka Failed Cloning Experiment # 6). So taking one of the many origins of Bizarro Superman (failed clone by Lex Luthor) I ended up here. I have been reading the recent Bizarro mini-series and think it’s great and something people should try out. Me hope you hate it.
OK If you aren’t a Marvel comics fan, or at least aa reader of the now defunct Fantastic Four, you might not recognize this guy. As far as villains go, he’s probably the ultimate bad guy. You see this guy eats planets. He’s tried to eat Earth a couple times and ends up being thwarted (villains hate to be thwarted) by those meddling kids and their dumb dog… or the maybe it was the Avengers, Fantastic Four, or X-Men. You name a group they’ve probably gone up against him. Most recently Squirrel Girl had her chance to thwart him. Yes, Squirrel Girl… it’s actually a rather good comic, I recommend it.