Avoid the Roid! (The Blistering Lava-Roid)


Avoid the Roid! (The Blistering Lava-Roid)
size: 178 x 279 mm • 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in (and more than 1/2" thick)
medium: cut + torn paper + washi / wood


Today I have discovered that I am not a comedy writer. For hours I've been trying to come up with a bad... nay, a mind numbingly awful and cringe-worthy pun. The kind of joke that is mythical in its horrendousness; horrifying in its banality. That leaves a flaming path of devastation and wailing in its wake. A joke about superheroes. It goes like this:

superhero1: Metahuman?
superhero2: ... (insert punchline here).

See? It's got the potential to be truly, memorably bad. And, in some dark, perverse corner of my brain I love a good bad pun. But nothing I can come up with elicits more than a quiet groan. Maybe you can do better.

Happily, Kevin Conn doesn't have this problem. Aside from rocking the world as Unemployed Skeletor he has created The Smoldering, Torrid Lava-Roid.

LAVA-ROID Phillip Manchester was just a normal cop until his big twin brother was murdered in cold blood ...

Really, what more do you need to know than that? Kevin asked me to do a pinup for the preview comic coming out soon. I threw caution to the wind and jumped at the chance. You can check out the molten metahuman, the sweltering superman on  Facebook. And take a gander at the costume. Awesome, huh?

The Real Lava-Roid