Sunday, August 15, 2010

Reusing Superheroes

One of the things that I don’t “get” about comics is the need to keep retelling the same stories about the same characters. Superman has been around for almost 100 year, but his origin story keeps getting told over, and over, and over again. I know it has to do with marketing, but why can’t the corporations just come up with a few new characters?
    
I know that there are lots of “super” characters. There’s Superman, Supergirl, Superbaby, Superboy, Superboy Prime, Superdog, Bizzaro Superman, and Supermonkey. Powergirl is also related even though she didn’t keep the family name. To help build on the Superfranchise, I am proposing a brand new character. Yes, he has the powers of Superman, but he dresses like Supergirl. His only weakness is the movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
  
(Drawing by Fanboy Wife, based on a picture by Carl Gafford.)
   

3 comments:

  1. OMG ROFLMAO! You're too funny, Fanboywife!

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  2. Supertranny would be even better with stiletto heels. :)

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  3. ... and a cute little clutch bag! :-D

    I just love the stuff you draw yourself FBW!

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