Hey modHeroes! Remember when the nice people at Society6 ran a promotional deal for FREE SHIPPING on prints? They’re doing it again!
To celebrate, I remastered a handful of classic modHero prints and posted them in the shop JUST FOR YOU!
Phoenix! She-Hulk! Alpha Fight! Norman Osborn! Havok & Polaris! Storm!
Promotion expires January 13, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.
Teen stars are borne into a terrible paradox. They’re hip and cool and appeal to today’s youth. But that youth is a fleeting demographic, soon to be transformed into tomorrow’s boring adults and replaced by tomorrows’ youth, who undoubtedly hold yesterday’s teen stars in disdain. Totally over them. Totes. OMG.
Luckily, comic book teen stars can sort of side-step this trap. They don’t need to age much, and if they age, they can be quietly de-aged. They can also disappear into Comics Limbo for years at a time. That way, the younger generation that they once appealed to can have some room to grow up, read some Vertigo, and then discover a new semi-ironic fondness for that funny character that they connected with as a youth, just in time for that character to emerge from Limbo, unchanged, and bathed in a halo of nostalgia.
THE BLACK PANTHER
Man of mystery.
Man of action.
A superior fighter, thinker, ruler, and lover, the Black Panther is hard to sum up because he can basically do anything. Still, his life’s no walk in the park. He stands as a guarded bridge between the outside world and his homeland: the nation of Wakanda. Wakanda sits atop a deposit of vibranium, the most valuable metal on earth and has made incredible technological advances because of this resource. It’s also seen treachery from every angle, as outsiders vie for control of this otherworldly metal. Luckily for the Wakandans, they have a patron spirit, The Panther God, who bestows great power upon the royal bloodline. Mess with her cubs, and feel the panther’s claws!
Three guidelines of effective leadership, as taught to us by Storm:
1. GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY.
If one of your associates gets kidnapped by a rival gang of unsightly underground mutants, and their leader challenges you to a duel… Go for it! Don’t act like some prissy goddess and delegate the task to Wolverine. Get stabby! You might even get a cool vest out of it.
2. CHANGE THINGS UP
If you’ve established a certain image among your peers, say, as a pristine and etherial nature-loving type, why not show up for work one day with a mohawk? Let your team know that you can keep up with current trends, and that you’re not afraid to get edgy if that’s what it takes to lead your team through some tough times. The mohawk will also look really good with the vest you just got.
3. TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES ALOT
This is especially effective if you’re smoking hot, and your team consists of a bunch of emotionally under-developed men. Take a shower in the rain, and let the boys stare! You can say it’s “natural” and act like your African heritage and one-ness with nature allow you a certain comfort with your own body that the average uptight westerner can’t grasp. You’ll have them all eating out of the palm of your hand, and following your lead to the end!