HUD has added a new comic-related blog entry. He has selected the comic book characters that he wants to use, and now is ready to collectively write a story:
Gather ’round the campfire, kiddies! It’s time to write a story!Meanwhile, Rob left a comment for HUD:
If you're one of the like seven super cool people in the world who have been paying attention to my blog, you know that I'm trying to get an interactive, comic book-esque story going with characters created by independent Myspace artists. I've gotten a pretty good response, and I think we've fielded enough characters to begin our story.
Here's the cast: Statik, Captain Anonymous (maybe we can come up with a name for him in the story), I've dubbed these three Vang, Gustav Grosto, and Spiggot, Koffy, ENDOMAN the Dreamtraveller, X-73, Behemoth
Here's how it's gonna work: I'll begin the story, and then it will up to one of you to add on a little bit more, and then the next person, and so on. If you want to post pics of new characters, we'll weave them in.
And so it begins...
"What the hell is that?"
"That... thing, floating up ahead. Do you see it?"
Gustav shrugs. "Probably just a discarded fuel casing."
"That is not a fuel casing," scoffs Spiggot. He adjusts the trajectory controls on the zeppelins the main board. "I'm soaring in for a closer look."
"Don't even think about it," warns Gustav. "We have a very specific mission, and it does not include picking up random bits of junk floating around the atmosphere. If Vang finds out you're changing course--"
"Vang is in deep slumber mode, she's not gonna find out. Just chill out and get the Arm ready."
The zeppelin approaches the object. Spiggot squints out into the dark cloudy sky. "Whoa... Gustav, I think it's a person!"
It is a person, just hanging in the air, motionless, as if they were lying on some unseen blanket. "H-how can that be?" says Gustav, astonished. "They're just… floating in mid-air, three thousand feet up?"
"They look dead. Don't you think?"
"Only one way to make sure," replies Gustav, already swinging the Extraction Arm out to retrieve the floating body.
Gustav and Spiggot rush to the cargo bay as the Arm gently lays the figure down. They stop short with a surprised gasp.
"It's a woman!" sputters Spiggot. "And she's really hot!"
The unconscious form before them is a beautiful woman, blonde, dressed in futuristic battle gear. A tag on her shoulder reads 'X-73'. Gustav rushes to her side and presses his fingers to her neck. "Nothing. No pulse. I think she's—"
Just then, the woman springs gracefully to her feet, simultaneously slamming Gustav to the ground with her super strong legs. A large, terrifying Blaster forms out of her wrist holster, and she presses it to Gustav's throat.
"Where is he?" she demands of Spiggot.
Spiggot holds up his hands, at a loss.
"Where is Behemoth?"
OK, that's it. Who's got the next page?
Rob Hawkins - Sep 26 2007 6:04P
That's pretty cool, what you are doing with people's comic book characters. Am I allowed to play, or do am I still banned from the discussion until I read The Watchmen?