Superheroes: Origin Stories

Stories of mere mortals rising above adversity to become mighty.  Lives will be in danger, heroes will be born.  Plus, what's a comic book without an evil villian?


Wanna-be Japanese gangsters drive Chris to the brink and a mighty warrior is born.
Story by Glynn Washington. Produced by Roman Mars.

Seduction of the Innocent: Comic Book Artists

Professional comic book artists reveal their first pen and ink creations.

Produced by Roman Mars and Stephanie Foo.

The Finger

A medical student loses his finger on a Caribbean island in the middle  of a hurricane.  Can his fellow med students get him to an airport, off the island and to a hospital in time to save his finger?
Produced by Rebecca Hertz.


Falling in love with a superhero IS all it's cracked up to be--except  
when the guy turns out to be totally, tragically human.
Produced by Rebecca Hertz.

Hanuman by Snap Judgment

If you do not know him yet then it is high time you meet the Original Old School Superhero, Hanuman. Capable of defeating entire demon armies and carrying mountains over oceans, the beloved Hindu monkey God comes to the rescue.
Produced by Roman Mars and Rita Daniels.

Evil D

Superman has met his match. Darnell is taking out the man of steel.

Story by Glynn Washington. Produced by Mark Ristich.



Every comic book artist started off by creating their own superheroes and characters when they were a kid. Producer Stephanie Foo interviewed a number of comic artists on the phone and in-person at WonderCon to find out their first superheroes' origin stories. Thanks so much to artists:

Stephanie Godfrey

Robert Goodin

Anthony Vukojevich  (Check out his Flickr to see tons of his childhood drawings!)

David Mack


Paul Maybury

Jon Adams

Miriam Libicki

and John Mejias

for sharing their childhood and current artwork with us!




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Great stories, this reminds me when I was a kid that I am really fascinated and wanted to be one of those super heroes, can't wait to see the comics.

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