Aug 25, 2007

Look! Up In The Sky!

It's a bird!
It's a plane!
No, it's.... some tubby guy flying around?!?

I'm reading a comic mini-series called "Bizarre New World" about a guy who suddenly discovers that he can fly.
He's doesn't know how it happened or if it's permanent, and so he's not sure what to do about it.
It's a very interesting take on a character suddenly developing a 'superpower'.

I found out about it while I was reading Terry Moore's blog several months ago (Apr. 11, '07.... check the archives). The creator's of BNW had given him a copy to read and he really enjoyed it.
Being the "Moore Whore" that I am, I bought the first issue and it was a really great book.
I don't think I would have picked it up if it hadn't been recommended by someone I already enjoy reading from, so I'm glad I did it.

If you're looking for something that's not superhero-based, this is a fun story.

In the second issue the main character (who can now fly) asks a bunch of his engineer buddies how.. you know, HYPOTHETICALLY.. if a person could fly, what would be the scientific cause for it.
Their explanations and theories are pretty funny.

It's only three issues long, so not a big investment of time or money.
If you can't find it at your local comic book shop, you can buy the issues directly from the publisher.

In the meantime, you can pretend to be a chubby, middle-aged, blue-collar guy and fly around to your heart's content by visiting here.

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