Michael tries to balance his career as a superhero with his developing relationship with Dani. Unfortunately, it seems that crimes always seem to need busting when he already has plans to be with her. Catching armed bank robbers turns out to be much easier to deal with than a lonely girlfriend.
Physically, they resemble three-foot-tall yellow capsules with arms and legs, wearing overalls, goggles and gloves. Their devotion to their leader, Gru, seems only to be exceeded by their passion for bananas. And their unique language is a combination of various words from languages of the world, spiked with a bit of complete gibberish, poured into a blender, and set on frappé.
Fans of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron know the android Ultron as the creation of Tony Stark, who has a few screws loose. But Tony Stark is the picture of serenity and sanity when compared to the wife-beating, multiple personality disorder, self-loathing basket case of Hank Pym. Originally, it looked like a talking surf-board with wheels. But Hank’s invention had broken loose from the lab, brain-washed Hank into forgetting it existed, and had begun replicating itself.
It’s the only form of entertainment that is working your brain on both sides at the same time. Because you, as the reader, are essentially the director of the story. You change the pace of how fast things go between panel to panel. You put the character voices in your head. You interpret the artist’s artwork, for the expressions and for the movement. There’s a whole lot of interpretive stuff that goes along with the cognitive things in reading the words from panel to panel. So in that way, comics are an incredibly powerful form of education, one that really ignites the imagination and the love of reading for so many people.
“Structure’s vital in writing and that makes co-writing possible. Al & I batter out the series A plot between us, then we have 15 issues in a ‘season’ and we split them in half. Some issues are co-written, some are two-parters with each of us taking one half. But we both have our bits to write, then they get passed back and fore so we can edit a wee bit.”