Friday, March 20, 2020
Adam One by BB. September 2015.
Adam One (番アダム Ichiban Adamu) is an original character (with an obvious influence from Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy) created by BB. The greatest (and so far unrepeatable) success of Dr. Isamu Yoneda (米田勇博士 – Yoneda Isamu Hakase) was Adam One. Originally designed as a companion for orphans, Adam was stolen by a doomsday cult and upgraded into a war machine. Doctor Yoneda and a horde of servitor robots and puppets stormed the cult’s compound and saved Adam. While Yoneda removed most of the gear the cult had packed into Adam, he left the rocket boots and finger laser intact at the robot boy’s request .
Yoneda and Adam have a “family” of half-bright robots and puppets which sometimes cause as much trouble as they solve.
“Adam One” art and character © Pete M. Kowal.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Doctor Hikari Jono and Doctor Isamu Yoneda by BB. September 2015.
Doctor Hikari Jono (条野光博士 Jōno Hikari Hakase) and Doctor Isamu Yoneda (米田勇博士 Yoneda Isamu Hakase) are wholly original creations of BB. Jono is the creator of Super Thing 56 and grandfather of Saki Jono. Yoneda is the creator and father figure of Adam One.
“Dr. Hikari Jono” and “Dr. Isamu Yoneda” art and characters © Pete M. Kowal.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Saki Jono by BB. September 2015.
Japanese schoolgirl Sakiko Jono (条野さき子 Jōno Sakikō) controls the giant robot Super Thing 56 with that special headset she’s wearing. You can just call her “Saki” (さき) for short.
“Saki Jono″ art and character © Pete M. Kowal.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Super Thing 56 by BB. September 2015.
Super Thing 56 (スーパーシング 56号 Sūpāshingu Gojū Roku-gō) is both a parody of Tetsujin 28-go/Gigantor and a revised and updated version of a robot called “the Thing” which appeared in a Blue Tracer story published in Military Comics #12 (October 1942) by Quality Comics. (There’s also a little Devo in there.) He was invented by Dr. Hikari Jono (条野光博士 Jōno Hikari Hakase) and is controlled by Japanese schoolgirl Sakiko Jono (条野さき子 Jōno Sakikō). You can just call her “Saki” (さき) for short.
Based on “the Thing” created by Fred Guardineer, which is now in the public domain. “Super Thing 56″ art and character © Pete M. Kowal.
Monday, March 16, 2020
“Dirk Dixon - The Man of Tomorrow” by Igadevil. July 2005.
Dirk Dixon is a parody of Golden Age space heroes who was originally created as an adversary for the Return of Jetman series. As some of you may have noticed, he has been incorporated into the Owariverse mythos as a fictional character like Cat-Man or the Deacon. He was designed by Igadevil.