Invasion Force Pt. 1 Panel by Panel |
Shell-head and Cap team to investigate an alien
Invasion Force Pt. 2 Panel by Panel |
The Avengers delve into the mystery of the
Invasion Force Pt. 3 Panel by Panel |
Cap and Iron Man search for the truth behind the
Invasion Force Pt. 4 Panel by Panel |
The Avengers race to stop the Ravels' plan for
Back in the day, as my comic career was
auguring in, I had the idea to leverage my
knowledge of the heroic universe and my growing,
hands-on experience developing
what-was-at-that-time called “multimedia.” I knew
Marvel was creating CyberComics — animated,
slightly interactive online comics, created in
the gee-whiz program of the moment, a beast
called Director. I was having no luck lining up
writing gigs. But figured I could use my
character familiarity to get in front of the
CyberComics editor and sell my skills as a coder.
Imagine my surprise when the editor, a decent and
fun human being named Suzanne Gaffney, said,
“Hmm. That’s an option, I suppose. But why
wouldn’t you want to write some of them?” Why
That led to a good few months of “click here” fun
with Daredevil, Nick Fury, Cap, Iron Man, Blade,
Spidey and some obligatory mutants thrown in for
good measure. Although these weren’t “real”
comics, they were terrific to work on and I was
very pleased with the relatively solid story
arcs. These had a limited exposure and short run.
Since then, they’ve occupied a lonely corner on
various hard drives I’ve cycled through. Before
there’s a crash and I lose the whole collection
to the digital graveyard, I figured I’d float ‘em
back out to whomever would like a read. Either
‘cause of the super-types, or ‘cause of nostalgia
for how I used to string word balloons together.
While they were originally available in an
interactive format, the Director plug-in that
drives that file type was, until recently, a
no-show on Intel Macs. So I’m re-releasing these
in two new formats. In the panel-by-panel
version, which you can click through or watch as
a slideshow. And in the video version, you get
all the original motion and sound, but in a
sit-back-and-let-it-hit-ya kind of way. Choose
your poison, and I hope you get a kick.
Twisted History Pt. 1 Panel by Panel |
Old school X-Men adventure, with decidedly new
mutants in attendance.
Twisted History Pt. 2 Panel by Panel |
Colossus, Gambit and Rogue discover a horrifying
secret deep within Prof. X's mansion.
Twisted History Pt. 3 Panel by Panel |
It's mutant mayhem: Cyclops, Marvel Girl and the
Beast vs. Gambit, Rogue and Colossus.
Twisted History Pt. 4 Panel by Panel |
As Mastermind moves to take control, Rogue must
make a difficult choice on the path to victory.
Jungle Warfare Pt. 1 Panel by Panel |
Nick Fury and the spies of SHIELD go after the
fearsome Gamega bomb.
Jungle Warfare Pt. 2 Panel by Panel |
As Fury's team hunts the Gamega, they're hunted
by the terrorist Tyrannicals!
Jungle Warfare Pt. 3 Panel by Panel |
Snakes and terrorists and
nukes-ticking-down-to-doomsday, oh my!
Jungle Warfare Pt. 4 Panel by Panel |
It's the final showdown between Fury and the
Protection Racket Pt. 1 Panel
by Panel | Video
The man without fear is forced to defend his
arch-nemesis, the Kingpin.
Protection Racket Pt. 2 Panel
by Panel | Video
Daredevil offers his services to the Kingpin as
Bullseye makes his move on NY's heaviest spice
Protection Racket Pt. 3 Panel
by Panel | Video
Bullseye's attack takes a terrible toll on the
Kingpin and Daredevil.
Protection Racket Pt. 4 Panel by Panel |
The final showdown between DD and Bullseye, with
the Kingpin's life the prize.
Blade Movie tie-in Panel by
Panel | Video
This promo was originally pushed out via AOL
(remember when that was "the" Internet?) in
advance of the movie of the same name. I'm sure
it boosted the box office by at least 15%. In
adjusted Web dollars.