Sorry ‘bout that last post. You know how it is when you have your own public space to say whatever you want. Sometimes ya get a lil’ ranty.
Anyhoo, I decided to give you guys a cool post. As you all know, I am an X-Men fan. For as long as I can remember I’ve been designing my own superheroes based on the idea of the X-Men. Such is the case with the Bomb Squad, my super-powered heroes for hire. If you are cool, then you bought Anti-Heroes #2, where the team makes its first appearance. Issue #3 (which is coming soon) will pit the Anti-Heroes against the Bomb Squad in a fierce battle! In this post, I thought I’d give you guys a bit of info on my bulgy new team and treat you to some sample panels of Issue 3! (Note: The image above is a very early incarnation of the team. Zeke and Toni have different roles in my comics and the character “Clod” was completely omitted.
NUKE was probably the first character I created for the team. He is potentially the team’s most powerful member, able to generate explosive bio-nuclear energy. He is romantically linked with his teammate, Headcase.
PARASITE, AKA Rene Benet is another character I’ve been drawing for a really long time now. As Caleb’s ex, she’ll, of course, make our gun-toting, salami-packing, anti-hero question his sexuality. I won’t reveal her powers here because I think they’re going to come as a real shock to readers.
Up next is VISCOUS. She has the power to convert herself into a slippery liquid form. She’s a lesbo and I’ve paired her up with Canine. She’s a former club-kid and has problems with drugs.
CANINE, as her name suggests, can morph into a lupine state. She’s wild and savage and says whatever’s on her mind. She’s also got a humongous pair of knockers.
HEADCASE is a telepath and will have a grand psi-battle with Zeke, the Anti-Hero’s telepath. She’s somewhat demure but confident about her powers.
Then there’s WAIF. As many of you will guess, she’s my signature character. When I first designed her, I was erring on the side of grotesque, but when my friends saw her, they thought she was absolutely beautiful! I guess they were responding to the fact that she wasn’t built like my usual big-tittied, monster-thighed divas. Again, I’m not revealing Waif’s powers here because I think they’re integral to the progression of the story. All I’ll say is that she “morphs.”
BINKY has been added to the team to appease my partner who is obsessed with helper monkeys. Don’t quite know what a team of superheroes would actually use the monkey for, but I’ll figure it out… I guess.
The next three characters will actually not make an appearance in Anti-Heroes#3 as they were created after I started work on the issue. You will notice, the characters who did make the first cut are mostly chicks. I dunno why that came about. I think it might be because I wanted to focus a lot on the relationship between Caleb and Rene and I thought if I introduced too many male characters, I’d not be able to fight the urge to have them all screw each other. When the Bomb Squad makes their next appearance, you can bet these new boys will enter the fray.
First up is BLITZ, whom you’ve seen if you go to my site at all. He’s supposed to be a little on the grim side and has acids running through his big, throbbing, pulsing veins of his. I’m going to change those shoes though becasue they look like old-school Christopher Robin.
Then there’s REXTILE, the rough, gruff, man-lizard. I dunno what I was thinking making him hairy. It just dawned on me now that that doesn’t make too much sense—what with him being covered in scales. Ah well—that’s why this is a sketch.
Finally, meet FLUX, whom I just designed a few days ago. He can teleport things—kinda like a remote control Nightcrawler. I see him as a leader, a stiff upper lip type.
And there you have it! Crazy sexy superheroes, all worthy to fight alongside Marvel’s mighty mutants—just too cool to do so. Haha. I’m sure by the time I’m ready to do another issue centered around these guys, I will have thought of a kabillion more characters to put on the team. Ah well, such is the life of a gay fan-boy. Oh, and if this post looks a little wonky, layout wise, sorry. Blogger is misbehaving. Why do the compose and preview windows look nothing like what’s actually published? >__<>