Bosch,The only Problem with calling Pig Man, "The Enemy's Terrorist," is, doesn't it help to reinforce the old moral relativist nonsense "That one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter?" I know that's not what you intended, but its just a thought that slipped into my mind.
Bosch, just came across your site. The character is awesome; Pigman is certainly the most refreshing and needed comic book hero of the last 20 years.What category is he in, though? Is he like Batman, a highly skilled "normal" human, or Hulk, someone with superhuman abilities?
silly joe,Thanks for visiting and for the enthusiastic words, much appreciated. Pigman's a self-made superhero, and in a sense, he starts off as Batman and ends up as Superman.Thanks, Mike, glad you like it.
More like a gritty badass superman.(good stuff, bosch).
Thanks, phuckie slum.I know what you mean, 'cause I love Superman, but he's not built to take on jihad and wouldn't dream of doing what needs to be done to end it once and for all. Jihad's a job for Pigman.
I think Superman is virtually like a god. I mean, he can go back in time and shit, aside from his god-mode invincibility (even with his single weakness, we realized he can physically launch a state-size kryptonite into OUTER space, while all along being infected with one wedged deep in his back).I have no doubts in my mind that Superman can squash Jihad, literally with this fingers. I just think the creators / publishers will never allow superman to fight against any non-western dictators or evil, even when they stress it out that evil comes in any shape or form -- it's just that, you know, nobody wants to have a hero god wipe out jihad and piss off twenty thousand trillion Muslims.Yes, in other words, liberals managed to dismantle Superman's powers too. Looks like a brand new independent hero who's entirely focused on the no-zone area for the Justice League is about to emerge. He'll just call on the BS of the phony creators who hijacked the real heros' image. So I have to agree. Pigman's the man for the job.
Phuckie Slum,I may have mentioned this before, but I initially thought up a story idea where Captain America takes on Jihad the way it should be taken on, until reality kicked in and I realized I had better start from scratch and create the 9/11 superhero, one that's perfectly built to take on Jihad. Captain America was born to take on the Nazis, and even today, believe it or not, he's still fighting the Red Skull, a nazi. True to the character, one can argue, but since the Nazis are long gone, it's a cop out. Cap fought The real world villains of WW2 and is not fighting the real world villains of today. That part of me that was pissed off by this refusal by the comic book world, at large, to take on Jihad, has since been dealt with in the best way I know, through my work, through The Infidel and Pigman.
Bosch,I already said this, but I'll say it again. I hope that what ever publisher you get doesn't chicken out at the last minute. If worse comes to worse, maybe you could self publish somehow, I have heard of people doing just that.
Damien,The book will get out there regardless, but I'd much rather have the power of a publisher behind me to give the book a real chance in the marketplace of ideas and commerce. It is the book I myself have been waiting for and I really want to see it do well. Now, Frank Miller had this to say the other day to the NYtimes regarding his Batman vs al Qaeda book:'As I worked on it, it became something that was no longer Batman. It’s somewhere past that, and I decided it’s going to be part of a new series that I’m starting.” I speculate that he hit a wall by using the Batman character against these scum, that he'd have to turn Batman into something he's not, that he'd need to jettison Batman's 'one rule', in addition to the fact that even though he's Frank Miller and has a power few individuals in comics have, that DC comics simply doesn't have the nerve to do it. I'm curious about this situation and would love to get the chance to discuss it with him one day.I self-published by first book, Table for One, so I know how to go about, but I want The Infidel/Pigman to be given a great chance at life from the outset. We'll see.
Bosch, another powerful image of Pigman. I hope that your "The Infidel" graphic novel comes soon. Some old timers like Stan Lee may call your work and Frank Miller's "Holy Terror, Batman!" offensive propaganda. But which is most likely to make people choose to be offended? A fictional (but inspiring) hero doing what needs to be done, or real life villains taking what is not theirs with warped logic and zero empathy? It sickens me to no end when they cry "DEATH TO (whoever has offended them)...!", "OUTRAGEOUS!", "INTOLERABLE!", and call for another Holocaust (God forbid they admit one even happened already) if their all important feelings are hurt, but do not utter a peep if a Muslim dad kills his two daughters because he dose not approve of their adopted Western lifestyle.
Thanks, Godfrey, and I want the book out as soon as I can, but I want it to be available in the best it can be and I refuse to give myself any more dates, as I've embarrassed myself enough with that. I mention again that my disappointment in the comic book world's refusal to deal with today's enemies during this war has been alleviated by my own work.
To all, if you'd like to initiate topics or discuss things outside of The Infidel/Pigman, you can do so at my website's forum. Hope to see you there, Mike Thompson jumpstarted a few new threads there that may interest you.
BoschI've tried to register, but it keeps disallowing any usename I can think of.
Do you mean for this blog or for my forum?
I mean the Forum
johan kaim,Apologize for the inconvience, I had some difficulty a while back with a flood of false members that I beleive my webmaster put some blocks in. Try now, and let me know.
Thanks for letting me know, if it still doesn't work, I just contacted my webmaster and we'll see from there.
Superman is Jesus from Outer Space.Pigman is Jimmy Cagney in a cape and a mask.
Cagney, oh yeah, sounds just right.
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