Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Finale


Well, assuming you're still here, thanks for bearing with the relatively light content this month as I've had to juggle a hell of a lot. We'll be going back to more "traditional" content starting tomorrow. However, I should point out that as things continue, I'm really hoping to start leaving Big Two corporate material more and more in order to branch out. Any recommendations?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Field Trips


Any excuse not to sit in class was a good one.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Worst Guy to sit next to on an airplane


Actually, now that I think about it, this is me when I'm flying.

What I'm saying is, don't sit next to me on a plane.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 7


As a kid, you ever felt you had a simple solution to a problem the adults were grappling with, and you couldn't figure out why people didn't do it your way? I know I did.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 6


Maybe this foreshadowed my own career choice, but as a kid I was sure that you could build a rocket out of a pack of random items. Or at least some kick-ass mini-bombs I could throw at people.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 5


Who here hasn't asked a question they really shouldn't have as a kid? Whoever you are, sir, you are a liar.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 4


Kids are rarely as co-ordinated and graceful as portrayed in the comics. Let us all be thankful for that.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 3


Let's face it, boredom as a kid is your reason do and try anything, no matter how stupid or dangerous it might be.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 2


Admit it, it would be kinda awesome (and profitable) to get this kind of pay.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Kids are Kids Part 1


Zodon (wearing his holo-disguise) is a great character because despite his intellect and pretensions of cynicism, he hasn't experienced much yet, and so he makes the same mistakes as any other kid his age.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nerves of Steel


You'd have to be tough to ride herd on a group of superhuman grade-schoolers, I would imagine

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dangerous Acting


Imagine trying to discipline kids duplicating what their friends and parents do. When those parents and friends are say, invulnerable and can turn into living flame. And the kids can't.
It'd be messy is all I can say.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shameful Admissions


I'm about to get my second engineering degree, but half the options and apps on my cellphone? Complete mystery to me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Advice To Gamers


Of course, in a superhero universe, you'd probably have to through a huge trademark database to pick a name that wasn't already taken.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

General issues


Wait, what's this? A military commander who isnt' a xenophobic hardass? Someone who actually trusts non-military people to do their jobs professionally and respects their judgement! Wow, that's a nice change of pace, and would be far more likely given that just to become a general you'd have to have some skills in dealing with civilians. However, just as a subversion of the trope, it's a welcome relief from the usual chuckleheads (paging Generals Lane, Ross, and Eiling).

Monday, March 08, 2010

Unusual Powers


Because not every superpower would be useful in a combat application, there would have to be those superhumans that would need simple career guidance on how to maximize their raw talents. The same as any other school.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

My Favourite PS238 Cover


It just underscores everything about Tyler - his fears, feelings of isolation (no one else on the cover - just him and the dark of night) and his uncertainity about what's about to happen to him.

Alright, we've done covers, now onto some content.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Poor Tyler


One of the series' major protagonists, Tyler Marlocke, is already overshadowed and overwhelmed, and he's just on the cover!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Alien Designs


You know what you don't see too often in comics? Aliens that are truly alien. Most alien races are identical to humans except for one or two features, or they're evil inhuman creatures and nothing in between. Looking at Prospero here, you do see something different - the shape of the helmet, the proportion of the limbs is slightly off, helping to suggest a non-human nature. And because of his language issues, his behavior is the only indicator of his character, so it's left mysterious and well...alien at times.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Covers - Doing it Right


I rarely talk about the art in comics because I'm not much of an art critic, but I'm going to make an exception for this cover. What's great here is the use of shadow here - it looks like the cover to a kids' horror/mystery book, which foreshadows the events in the book. Surprisingly, more mainstream comics aren't this clever.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

And don't get me started on How Canadian Political Parties would do it.


Here we have American Eagle and USA Patriot Act, who are young heroes designed to appeal to the bases of the two mainstream American political parties. Again, a smart high-concept that at once illuminates the political divide while lampooning it. Of course, there's a part of me that thinks the concept doesn't go far enough and that you'd have lots of fringe party patriotic superhumans (And now that I think of it, what would a mash-up of Mr. A and Captain America be like? Whatever that would be, expect the Libertarians to like him).

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

PS238 MONTH: DAY 2


A cute cover, and it brings out an issue I've always wondered about - if you look at the air traffic routes in major cities, you begin to wonder how much a flying person would just mess things up.

Monday, March 01, 2010

IT BEGINS!


Alright, due to the fact that March is going to be busy and I want to spend some time generating new posters, I thought I do a relatively low content month focusing on my favorite comic series, Aaron Williams PS238. I hope you enjoy this as much as I'm hoping to.