Inspired by Tindomiel and the other FB’s that created THIS AMAZINGLY AWESOME VIDEO (read the story and watch it NOW!), I’ve decided the HE crew should formally apply to The Evil League of Evil. Here’s hoping we’ve made the Bad Horse gleeful.
Feel free to use the comments to fill in the 3 arch villains backstories, powers, sidekicks, nemesis… nemesies… you get the idea.
You have won the internest, sir! In perpetuity.
Apple-shaped forcewaves from the Macromancer's hand, Bear Arms' subtle weaponry, the catmask, "kthxdie" – it's all win.
"Bear Arms" works on multiple levels, though. The best name of the three.
Originally it was "Bear Goggles" but I couldnt get much mileage out of that.
Bear Arms and Rainbow Grizzly have never been seen in the same place at the same time. Coincidence?
What dark and evil things has the Macromancer seen with those haunted eyes? Mac clones (again)? Steve Jobs' medical charts? Or–god know–Woz…nude!
The horror. The horror.
Oh god, Eli as a luchador is such wonderful racism. This more than makes up for the lack thereof in the new podcast format.
Another winner. Would Bear Arms have a sidekick the Cub Foot?
And the HRC tattoo rocks.
LOLuchador – Can only speak in LOLcat after having seen his parents murdered by feral cats on a youtube video captioned 'Deathcats are in your homestead, killing your parentals'. Cheeseburgerz have the 'Popeye effect' on him…
Macromancer – Steve Jobs and Dr. Orpheus made a baby…
Bear Arms – Raised on the mean streets by Boxcar pete…
That sounds like an affliction that would have been cured in the 40's.
No, his sidekick would be Twinkie the Kid.
Captain Anachronism! His coatpockets are constantly picking up objects from different dimensions. He'd be the chief opposition to Kid Kosmic in KK's solo miniseries. Due to the resulting money problems from his battle with The Recluse, however, Cap'n A would mostly antagonize Kid Kosmic at the Radioshack the latter works at, often trying to return items from other dimensions.
This comic is made of WIN! Nice work!
ETA-LOVE the "muttonchops" on Josh!
I would have gone with Josh as "the Homosexual Agenda" but its been done
Slightly Furry Gay Superhero?
The entire thing is mighty impressive but i'm most impressed with the finer details…
I can has Cheezburger belt FTW
When did you do that?
You need to add the tag "muttonchops" to that. Or "chopper."
In an alternate universe somewhere Josh has that beard. I know it.
I was going to dress him up in a mime costume with a pencil thin mustache and a beret and call him "Gay Paris"
Thanks, Kim. it was crazy fun to make.
What exactly is in Rainbow Grizzly's Coffin?
PS, I never would have done this comic without you guy's video.
well, we've already established, its in his blood.
His parents were murdered by an invisibl bicycle cat gang…. or possible run over my a stray monorail cat.
I came up with the Macromancer about a year ago and Ive seriously just been holding on to it until now.
I dont know who that is, but sure, why not?
hmmm… this adds drama and tension to the story. Get to work on your costume.
Was he lured along by songs about cigarette trees and lemonade springs, at Big Rock Candy Mountain and the Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch?
Yeah, or Bear Arms pistol that almost looks like its from Battlestar…
I'm gonna need the backstory on the term "Bear Arms", but other wise another winner. I like Joel's Macromancer, the scourge of Microsoft and UNIX, and all 3rd-party manufacturers! Got a very Dr. Orpheus from the Venture Brothers thing going on.
Badass British special forces guy with the same beard.
I believe this is what happened: http://is.gd/40WS
Hahahahaha! Oh, please put Gay Paris in a future comic!
I thought you just sketched Josh directly from a Dore Alley pic.
July '07, for the MN Bear Ball
"Macromancer" is inspired.
**creeeeeaaaaak** Oh dear Lord, it's just bricks and gravy! He lives!!
I'm so happy to have been partial inspiration for this! Ordering my prints now…
LOL. never been
hahahha, I love this.
LOLuchador < LOLBat
I wasnt aware there is a competition.
Uh, oh. When you next hear your doorbell, it could be Elton John coming to take your gay card.
The Chubby Chaser.
This strip is like Airplane or something, each time you read it you see more details. All the subtle apple references on the macromancer and I particularly like the loluchadores kitty lolcat mask.
Neat, so LOLuchador is a lot like that guy who the reapers didn't kill in that ep of Firefly. He had to become one.
kthxDIE is perfect!
Does the MacRomancer also have freeze ray of smug aloofness that beams from his eyes?
Unfortunate kerning could have turned Joel into "The Mac Romancer". *shudders at visions of Mac dry-humping*
so good, can Bear Arms talk like Capt. Price from COD4? That how im imagining it.
No, no, Bear Arms' sidekick is the Cub Reporter! His alter-ego? Dick Gayson, of course.
Ooh, as WinBear, I could be Joel's nemesis and still be Josh's f-buddy
I have no idea what my submission would be, but Josh's is BRILLIANT.
He'd have to out-slap Sean Connery for the privilige!
Or a Fancy Bastard CCG – cards for both superhero/villan and disguise personas…at the very least I want to see the rest of the crew super'd.
Given how much grief you guys give Denise, would she be a superheroine and your nemesis? The Shining Inuit perhaps?
(not that I feel I have any right in joining the faux racial slurs – she's not my friend!)
"I cast the Balut Egg of Destruction! That adds +10 vomit damage to my next attack!"
Absolutely brilliant, Joel!!! Feeling lotsa love for the Macromancer, and the LOLuchador is…just….wow. The "can has cheezburger" belt is the perfect touch, and the whiskers on the mask…details, details!!! I think Bear Arms needs a bit more furriness than just the muttonchops, however, but they are lookin' mighty fine on Josh — a real life inspiration, perhaps?
Yeah… Or Batman…
Yep, and there's the origin…
I think you should make this comic into individual stickers… each panel…
OOH or trading cards!
I know I'd buy them.
He cmd+x's your immortal soul and cmd+v's it into an urn he keeps on his desk.
As in The 2nd Amendment and this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_community
FOOLS!!!!! Your pitiful little League is NOTHING compared to unrivaled, unstoppable power of The Guild of Calamitous Intent!!! Prepare to face judgement before the Council of 13 and the Sovereign(who is not really David Bowie, wink wink)!
But seriously, this was a very silly strip. Keep it up!