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Friday, December 05, 2008

A Thought Dies of Solitude in My Head...

As you may remember from when I talked about how I think a law firm in the DCU/MU would make for a nifty comic, I have this thing about combining real world professions and how they work in the greater superhero universe.

I just think it's neat to see how "normal" people deal with things like superpowers, villains, world takeovers, aliens, and everything like that.

Anyway, today I had the thought that another neat comic would involve a temp agency. I mean, think about it. One week, you might be working for Wayne Enterprises. Another week? Kord Industries. After that? LexCorp.

Think of the kind of weird situations you'd see everyday, heck, Ted Kord's self-dressing machine alone would be worth a few drinks at a bar with your friends later.

...I'll do anything to escape Evidence for a few minutes, heh. :-)


  • At December 05, 2008 7:06 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Check out Esther Friesner's YA book "Temping Fate". Temp agency for the gods...

  • At December 05, 2008 7:08 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Also, Dwayne McDuffie's "Damage Control" stuff isn't quite that, but its in that vein...

  • At December 05, 2008 8:19 AM, Blogger Flidget Jerome said…

    Yeah, Damage Control is what leapt to my mind too.

    I'd like to see whatever firm's in the business of making superhero costumes. The issues with having to work with unstable molecules alone would make a good issue.

    At least, I hope there's a firm dealing with it. If it's just been Janet van Dyne all along, boy, are the superhero set in trouble now.

  • At December 05, 2008 9:53 AM, Blogger Nick Marino said…

    Dan Slott tackled a bit of this in his two She-Hulk ongoings, though the series was more focused on the character of Jen Walters than the exploits of her law firm (but several b-plots got into the nitty gritty of law in the MU).

  • At December 05, 2008 12:59 PM, Blogger Ace said…

    I had an idea for a short story about Henchmen. An employment agency
    specialising in hired goons. Where did Penguin find his thugs for
    instance? It's not like the ad in the paper said 'Wanted: beefy
    nno-necks no adverse to fist-fighting animal-themed vigilantes.
    Overtime avaliable, criminal record a must!'
    No, he went to the agency, said "I need fifteen night-shift for Thursday."

  • At December 11, 2008 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "I had an idea for a short story about Henchmen. An employment agency
    specialising in hired goons."

    5th issue of Ambush Bug: Year None has him working for one, at least briefly. The whole "hiring process" is pretty much identical to the stereotypical migrant farm worker experience.


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