This strip angered a lot of people. No one—and I mean NO ONE—felt that Captain Spectacular would just stand by and watch Spy Gal get knocked out like that. Honestly, I couldn’t understand that reaction based on what we’d just seen in his flashback. Not only is the Captain flawed, but Tangerine is his friend.
Still, the outrage did prompt me to address the Captain’s disconnect in further chapters, something I was planning on doing anyway, but now I had something to really hinge it on.
The “superhero code” that Spy Gal refers to is something you see referenced by super powerful guys like Superman and Green Lantern. Oddly enough, Batman too. There’s this idea that killing is unacceptable, no matter the circumstances. I’ve always thought this was an odd philosophy and not at all supported by any traditional definition of what a hero is. If there’s a time to fight, then there’s a time to kill. Doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with Tangerine, but what we have in this strip are the two extremes of the argument. Traditionally, in superhero comic books, there’s very little room for discussion of what lies between them.
UPDATE! SUPERFOGEYS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Been a long time coming, but SuperFogeys T-Shirts are finally available! Two designs are up right now, with more to come. Very excited about this. Can’t wait to get mine.
They shirts are due to ship around October 31st. Hmm…what’s that holiday I see coming? I’m just sayin’.
THE SUPERFOGEYS BOOK 3 PROMO VIDEO – NOW A YOU TUBE SENSATION!
Okay, not really. But sticking it on You Tube did allow me to feature it here. Added a bit at the end as well, as per some of your suggestions. It’s silly, but fun. Scroll to the bottom of these comments to check it out.
One Week Left in the SuperFogeys Trivia Contest 2!
Time is running out! Full rules and list of questions here.
Star Maiden puts up her dukes and Dr. Rocket makes his move!