As unbelievable as it may sound but known book characters, famous comic superheroes and all the fictional heroes have just been a fragment of their maker’s imagination. No matter how big they grew in popularity or how large their fan following became; all of them were created by few people at their most creative.
However, unlike book characters and classical heroes, comic characters had the experience of going through many hands and as a result they travelled far from their original maker and became something else entirely. To say that this topic is touchy for the most loyal comic fans is to say the least. We couldn’t help but imagine what the real makers would have to say if they meet their creations and see what they have become now? We also like to imagine these meeting just for the sake of entertainment.
So when some of the comic fans and the makers themselves actually turned these imaginative meeting into comics we all flat-out fell in love with them. Here are some of the best ones:
1. When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster meets Superman:
We all know about the famous–yet questionable–attire of the superman. As ridiculous as it was though, it was what the superman’s makers decided it for him so you can imagine the surprise when Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster met superman in Dorkly’s Tony Wilson’s comic and the only thing that was worrying them was his missing underpants! Well that and their need to borrow a few bucks from superman.
2. When the incredible hulk met Peter David:
Thanks to Peter David we all came to know our very favorite and incredible, Hulk. Peter must have been feeling very sentimental that day when he wrote a scene where he made himself a part of the comics, even if it was just a small role and he appeared for a little while. Out of all the things, David made himself appear as a priest who was present at the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler, unfortunately the event spiraled down quick and chaos reigned when all the comic world craziness took effect.
3. When Stan Lee met his superheroes:
If you are a comic book fan, then you must be aware how Stan Lee loves to make an appearance with his superheroes in the Marvel Movies, so while the movies was not in his hand, he satisfied his craving of appearance by getting an entire series in the limited edition of the comics. While the appearances were entertaining, they were totally meaningless. In the comics, you’ll find him appearing with Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom and the silver surfer, often accompanying them on an adventure.
4. When Jack Kirkby and Joe Simon meet Captain America:
The credit again goes to Tony Wilson when he made a comic of Jack Kirkby and Joe Simon meeting Captain America, where captain America expressed his love for his country and at the same time confessed being out of touch with the modern world. The tongue in cheek reply by the makers involved them declaring that they’ll get along well.
5. When Alan Moore met his character in real life:
While there are many instances where the makers themselves appeared in the fictional world, it really is a strange story when Alan Moore met one of his characters in real life. Moore told the story in an interview about his encounter with John Constantine in a bar. In Alan’s very own words “All of a sudden, up the stairs came John Constantine. He looked exactly like John Constantine. He looked at me, stared me straight in the eyes, smiled, nodded almost conspiratorially, and then just walked off around the corner to the other part of the snack bar.”
Moore though about following his “character” but then later decided upon finishing his sandwich instead believing it was the safest choice. After making all of us really curious he just finished the story by saying “I’m not making any claims to anything. I’m just saying that it happened. Strange little story”
A Selection of Comic Book Character Quotes
- “We’re forming a union, jerk hole — my foot and your face!” ~ Skateman
- “If a man chooses to do evil…it becomes my sacred duty to bash him to a pulp!” ~ Crime Crusher
“With great power comes great responsibility!” ~ The Narrator in The Amazing Spider-Man. (That’s right folks it was the narrator who said it first, not Peter Parker or his Uncle Ben.)
- “Paradise unearned is but a land of shadows!” ~ The Silver Surfer
- “It’s clobberin’ time!” ~ The Thing of The Fantastic Four
- “We shall call you Captain America, son! Because, like you — America shall gain the strength and the will to safeguard our shores!” ~ Professor Reinstein in Captain America
- “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power — Green Lantern’s light!” ~ Green Lantern
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