Monday, October 02, 2006

comic book nostalgia

It started with a trip to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. last week. The friend who took me suggested a week of superhero-themed logos. Then a week later, over burritos, Justin suggested the same thing.

It had to be done.

Growing up, comics were the only things I ever read. I also started drawing by replicating my favorite superheroes, so it seemed quite appropriate -- albeit random.

Bruce Wayne: Proving that superheroes don't need superpowers. The Dark Knight was requested by both of my aforementioned friends and the penguin was just asking for it.

The movie adaptations were blockbusters, but the Spiderman cartoon show always kept me from doing homework. In fact, the blasted theme song is running through my head right now...

Everyone's favorite X-Man, Wolverine's got an indestructible Adamantium skeleton, wicked claws, keen reflexes, and regeneration, making him quite formidable. On top of that, he's Canadian.

There were a few requests for assorted members of the Fantastic 4, so cramming them all in 120px by 40px image seemed like an reasonable solution.

V from V for Vendetta. I'd never read the comic until after I saw the movie. The timing for this header was largely coincidental, but apparently many redditors found it rather appropriate.

31 comments:

Shaun said...

V for Vendetta is def my fav! Wicked! Saved them all!

** Shaun **
My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

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Peter Matthes said...

Why not do Osama Bin Laden and George Bush?

On the other hand, we might be better off without either of them.

Dave Djondjorov said...

you know that when Chuck Norris jumps into a pool of water, he does not get wet, but rather the water gets Chucked!!!

Rod Begbie said...

Still disappointed that The Ambiguously Gay Duo didn't make the cut.

Anonymous said...

Yes! A new post! Maybe you should do Halloween-ish costumes all month long!

I've been following this blog for a while now, and have resisted self-promotion, but I can't help it at least this once:
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Anonymous said...

Golf Saga

Anonymous said...

No Speedball? ;)

Steve~

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Oliver Davies said...
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Oliver Davies said...

Just discovered your blog for the first time - loved the Batman especially! Will definitely be coming back for more...

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devil princess said...

hey...how can u forget somethin as cute as the archies...dey rok...da whole of the grp does...

dicconzane said...

Damn Damn Damn... now I have that theme tune in my head too... Spiderman Spiderman Does whatever a spider can.... aaaaarrrrgggghghhhhh. Quick need to find my ipod for a tune to replace it.

Diccon

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KristieSue said...

V for Vendetta my fav as well ;)

The Eggman said...

I rather liked how the Fantastic 4 one turned out. Although, my favorite was Batman.

James said...

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Neko_06 said...

this is a very creative blog!

Anonymous said...

Sick pictures. Why do you have them and how do you make them though. I want to make my own for my blog too! Tell me in my cbox at

www.a-dumb-blog.blogspot.com !!!

iwiwag said...

Nice blog :)

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that you put Batman first. He's my favorite

Susan said...

The first game I had for the PC was a Spiderman game where you could make your own comics. In it, Mary Jane would walk across the screen with her arms waving across her head going "Help me. Help. Help me." over and over again. You could make Spiderman shoot webbing at her and cover her face. Ah, memories. Love the superhero themes.

KJS said...

This blog is hilarious! Cannot stop laughing!

Anonymous said...

I still read comics never stopped, never will.

How come you left Superman out?

Sam Vern Hoot 'n' Nanny said...

The lone ranger was a super hero, Hoot.
When dinosaurs roamed, Nanny. I'm wondering where the power rangers are.

Chun Liu said...

I've always had a soft spot for the Greatest American Hero. Made me laugh. Loved all of them growing up... Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Wonder Twins... oh, played that hours on end.
lol
What a wonderful time!

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chumly said...

My cousin read Superman, made a cape and jumped out his bedroom window. He recovered and now has a Doctorate in Psychology and teaches at a University in Maryland. Who knew.

medugorje said...

great....

zZ_Deathrow_Zz said...

V for vendetta :) w00t =)
anyways nice post

Marty said...

Those are the cutest icons I have ever seen in my life!

V was particularly adorable.

How about a Superman?
Or a Wonder Woman?

Anonymous said...

fantastic post... loved the logos... any chance of a custom "TVGuy" Reddit logo for my site? :)

all the best
TVGuy

erica e. said...

what about superman? His costume was clark kent clothes.

Freudian Slip said...

V for Vendetta was such a good movie. Love the graphic!
Some very cool stuff lives on this blog :)
Matt