R2's Day- JL8

Republibot 2.0

I know we have a virtual army of cartoonists here in our community (and in this, I include myself- though I've not seriously cartooned in a few years)... but sometimes you see something that both humbles and inspires you.

Yale Stewart's JL8 is a great comic.  It has humor and heart in just about the right proportions.  He's taken DC superheroes and put them all in third grade, while keeping them pretty much in character.  In fact, he may have a better grip on the characters than DC does currently.

Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) sleeps with his lantern as a night light.

Barry Allen (The Flash) always runs home to go to the bathroom

Bruce Wayne (Batman) likes to be sent to timeout- "It's a brooding smorgasbord!"

Clark Kent wants to be like Andy Taylor (Sheriff of Mayberry, not Guitarist of Duran Duran...)

Diana (Wonder Woman)doesn't want to be a princess

Karen Starr (Power Girl) cuts a hole in the chest of her costume and gets in trouble for it...

Here's the original Tumbler page for it--

And here's a far more readable version.

I came across this quote while researching Mr. Stewart--

"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk."

-Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)


This inspires a little thought.  What damage has been done by the corporatization of modern myth?  Does Fan fic really repair this?