Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Haikuesday: "Wuxtry!"

This haiku for Rainbow Man is entitled:  


WUXTRY






Rainbow man escapes!

Color King uses paint to

free himself and gang.


What haiku can YOU compose to honor the pale oddity that is Rainbow Man?

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Rainbow Man Song



Rainbow Man, 



Rainbow Man



Does whatever a rainbow can





Spins a wheel,


colorized;







Spinning hues 


with his guys.





Look out, 


here comes the Rainbow Man



Is he smart?



Listen Bud; 




Vigilante lands with a thud.



Can he swing 


at your head?


Give him lip


and you're dead.



Hey, there! 


There goes the Rainbow Man



In the chill of the night 


At the scene of a crime



Like a streak of light 



He departs just in time





Rainbow Man, 








Rainbow Man



Vigilante foe, Rainbow Man



Wealth and fame, 



he's adored



Color is 



his reward


Look out, 



here comes the Rainbow Man



Rainbow Man, 



Rainbow Man






Vigilante foe, Rainbow Man



Rainbow globes, 



he employs. 



Colored lights



he deploys.


To him, 



life is a great big bang up 



Whenever there's a hang up




You'll find the Rainbow Man!











Sunday, August 06, 2017

Heroclix Custom of the Week: This One Is For Dean

This is the fourth in my ongoing series about custom figures I make or have made for me for the tabletop game Heroclix.

It's a companion piece for the Giant Robot Bear I shared with you in the second series entry.  This one was made thanks to the special request of commenter "Dean", who asked,


"How about a figure of Green-Hatted Exposition Man, the unsung hero of Apex City? Without him, we'd have no idea what was happening in that sequence!"







An excellent idea, Dean! Why, without functional ancillary characters like Green-Hatted Exposition Man telling us out loud what was happening, blind readers would be completely lost!  Our hats are off to those unnamed men with hats who spend their literary lives wandering around the danger-filled streets of their fictionoplises, waiting for the opportunity to tell us what's going on.  And so I give you:


GREEN-HATTED EXPOSITION MAN



You can imagine him saying whatever you want 
(within the confines of the Comics Code Authority).


For his dial I used the 15-point version of a Jessica Jones clix, mostly because it's cheap, can't do any damage and has a wonderful special power that cancels Stealth on nearby opponents.  And what is Exposition Man for if not for pointing out things like "THERE'S A BAD GUY RIGHT OVER THERE!"?


If you stare too long into the plot, 
the plot stares back into you.

Do you like Green-Hatted Exposition Man? And are there other such nameless characters from standard comic book story tropes that deserve their own custom figures...?