This is the first one I wrote after Alex asked me to take over for awhile, So originally I thought 75 was going to be my last for the time being and tried to make it my finale. So this is the beginning of my new era!
So what’s going on here? Well, again I’m poking some fun at the fact that comic book movies, super hero movies to be specific, have become prolific, and over-saturated the market. There are too many, and they become fairly formulaic. It all started with the success of the first X-Men movie, then kicked into another gear with the amazing Blockbuster that was the fist Spider-Man movie. It has become a genre unto itself, which has led to parody and sub-genre. Am I complaining? No, I generally watch them all.
More than anything in this comic I’m making fun of the fact that we don’t follow a lot of the general super hero stereotypes in our comics, like explaining origins, or in the Lone Wolf’s case showing him comic any super hero deeds. As a comedy the focus of I’M FAMOUS! has always been on the celebrity aspect of super hero culture. It was born out of this idea that all these super hero movies are so popular that a real life hero with any amount of narcissism would want to be a part of one. It also deals a bit with the idea of the reality show/internet star. People who really have no business being famous, but find themselves in that position and try to take advantage. In my opinion these are the ideas at the center of this comic, and I think you’ll see I approach my writing that way.
I tried to do something a little more interesting with the top panel there by adding those panels within panels to show close ups of the characters. I think it worked pretty well. I also love that last panel of the Wolf Pack cowering in the alley. I’ve been reading a lot of Hellboy lately, and it’s filled me with ideas. Most of these are only applicable to Black Snow, but it has also made me want to try more things in Famous. So another goal while I’m writing is to give myself plenty of new things to work with. You’ll definitely be seeing that soon when I take things in a slightly different direction.