Friday, May 29, 2015
Like a lot of young comic fans, I created my own comics as a kid. I had a whole bunch - Alastor the Avenger (who I spoke briefly on in my STF 1000th Issue Spectacular) was my main guy, but I created some other heroes and villains for him to interact with (when I wasn't teaming him with a real DC or Marvel hero). There was The Lynx, The Gimmick, Clay, Sonic Man and... Machine Man! I was surprised to find out a few years later that there was a real hero going by that name - with similar abilities to the ones I came up with. My guy was more of a Cliff Steel Robotman type. Has anyone else had a similar experience?