The comic book movie season has begun! And with that, fanboys (and fan-villains) are sure to have some expectations and opinions!
What’s better than free comics? Today is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, where publishers offer FREE comics through participating retailers to encourage new readers to enjoy our awesome hobby. You can learn more here.
Today, I’m doing a digital version of the same. Head on over to The Hero Business Facebook page, where we’re providing download links to Digital Hero Business Comics in .cbr /.cbz format. These links will be taken down MONDAY MORNING so be sure to “like” us to get your free comics TODAY!
“How do I read these nifty free comics?,” you may ask. Here’s a list of useful comic reader apps with links! (I personally use Comic Reader for mac)
A while back, FlixMentallo21 (aka Picassamia on our boards) Hero Business fan did a super-cool fan cast of the Hero Business as an animated series over at comicbookmovie.com. You can check it out here!
Now Flix has returned to round out the cast, with roles for all the Hero Business players featured in the last 4 story lines! Here’s a few of my favorite choices from Flix’s cast:
Laura Prepon as the voice of Morgan Sinclaire, PR director
Flix sea: “Prepon has one of those voices that perfectly fits the bill for Morgan’s character, thus her being my pick. I could easily see her pulling off Morgan’s poised and disciplined manner very effectively, until she turns into…no, no, I ain’t spillin’…. ”
Wendy Schaal as the voice of Trixie Templeton
Flix sez: “I chose Schaal because of her voice of Francine on American Dad (which I think has a bit of a classic Lois Lane-esque sound), and thought she’d be killer as Trixie.”
Curtis Armstrong as the voice of Buddy Blathers
Flix sez: “I chose Armstrong for his voice work as Snot on “American Dad!” and “Dan Vs.” (whose lead character looks a bit like Buddy). I think he’d do a great riff on perceived “fanboys-turned-creators”. ”
David Spade as the voice of Primstone
Flix sez: “With David Spade as Primstone, here’s what went down: when I read Primstone’s lines, all of a sudden, Spade’s snooty receptionist character from Saturday Night Live came to mind. Think about it….. ” (as a fan of the under-rated “Just Shoot Me,” I co-sign this choice in spades!)
Mayim Bialik as the voice of Wallflower
Flix sez: “Wallflower, Glamazon and H-Kit’s former teammate, has plant-based powers and–well, basically, think Amy Farrah Fowler (Bialik’s character on Big Bang Theory), only not super-smart and with more chlorophyll, out for revenge. I think Bialik could have fun with that…. ”
So who would you cast, Heroites?
Some new Hero Business comics are coming your way soon, just preparing for convention season and getting issue #4 off to the printer this week — plus rewarding our homage cover winners! So stay tuned for a few coffee breaks and then, our FIFTH storyline!
In the meantime, here’s a A Will Eisner style tribute to one of my favorite indie comics of all time: Zot! by Scott McCloud. Any Zot! fans out there?
Getting in the festive holiday spirit, I’m doing an interesting little project — mashing up holiday album covers with comic characters of that era! Here’s the start to the countdown….
It’s holiday season at Arkham Asylum, and Harley Quinn has her own way of decking the halls. This one is inspired by Mariah Carey’s 2010 release, “Merry Christmas II You.”
It’s the 90s! Happy Holidays from Young Justice – Superboy, Wonder Girl, Robin and Impulse. “Justice for Christmas!” “No, just us for Christmas.” You just know Bart named this album. This one is inspired by 98 Degrees’ 1998 release, “This Christmas.”
So, Heroites, here’s an exclusive look at the albums I’ll be homaging… wager any bets as to which heroes will grace which covers?
I’ll be counting down a decade each day all week, from the 2000s to the 1960s! And I’ll post the final results here next week!