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We Met A Superhero!

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by 30daysout


Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and if you have a son or daughter you were probably hangin’ out at your local comic book shop snapping up some freebies.  There may have been some special guests, like a guy who writes or draws comics, signing his latest masterpiece.  Ah, but did your comic book shop have a real, live superhero?

Austin Books did – my son always wanted to do Free Comic Book Day at the venerable shop in Austin, Texas, so we hiked over there on Saturday morning.  This event was so popular there that they had a tent outside with all the free stuff, and a line snaking into the parking lot.  My son John lined up for his freebies, and I went inside the store to register for door prizes.

And inside, a superhero!  The Defuser, winner of the second season of the TV show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero?”  In person, in costume, and with a handful of stuff for him to sign (for 15 bucks a pop, proceeds going to charity).  The Defuser has the ability to stop crime and violence with non-lethal weaponry, and by applying his “enhanced” speed, strength, agility, reflexes, hearing and eyesight to thwart drug dealers, who are his mortal enemies.

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