Monday, October 11, 2010

My World : Gargantua Maximus


Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, presenting the wonder of our age -- Gargantua Maximus! This size-changing, often giant gorilla is another creation of the mad Dr. Sandor Varkoff. Gargantua Maximus is not inherently evil or belligerent, but can become violent when provoked. At giant-size, he is nothing less than a menace that must be contained. On one occasion, Captain Satellite used a confiscated Macro Warrior to accomplish that task.

Gargantua Maximus has been relocated to a small island in the South Pacific. It is hoped he will remain there.


The origin of Gargantua Maximus is that I have often drawn just as much inspiration from old B-movies as from comic books for Captain Satellite and company. Giant gorillas are evocative, and let's face it, just plain cool. So Gargantua Maximus will always have a place in my cosmology.

Gargantua Maximus gets his name from what was once the most famous gorilla in the world - Gargantua. I'm sure Koko has usurped that title, but "Gargantua" is a lot more impressive sounding. "Koko Maximus" just wouldn't do. I don't quite remember when I coined the name "Gargantua Maximus" anymore, but it probably dates back to the 1990s.

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