Monday, June 29, 2009
THE 50 STARS OF JUSTICE by Peter Duffy (with final art by some old guy)
Each of the 50 stars on the costume of this freedom-loving champion represents a different state--and a different superpower related to that state! All the FSOJ need do to activate a state-based ability is push the appropriate star. Depressing New Jersey's five-pointed symbol, for example, allows him to shoot noxious fumes out of his gauntlets. Pushing the Hawaii star gives him control over lava. Pushing New York gives him translation abilities (because of the state's large percentage of immigrants.) The star of Texas gives him rocket boots (for NASA's Houston HQ). And so on.
In addition, rotating the star for a state enables a completely different, second state power. Thus, while pressing Alaska's star bestows the ability to shoot snow, turning that star allows the FSOJ to see Russia from his house.