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So... Phil's pitch.

Those of you who've been reading this blog for more than a week or so will recall that, while I was on the phone at Bristol's Comic Expo, my ten year old son, Philip, regaled a load of comic book readers with a story about how Batman and Juggernaut met, fought and discovered Finland, though not necessarily in that order. He then effectively pitched the story to Bob Wayne, DC Comics' Vice President - Sales, without any clue who Bob is.

Now it's not for me to describe Phil as a "genius", so I'll leave it to others to do so, but according to reports, Phil's pitch was as follows:
Bevis Musson:
Juggernaut discovers Finland only he falls into the water and drowns, losing his helmet in the process and so also losing his deposit. Then Batman discovers Finland as well and find Juggernaut's helmet. Then he falls 20,000 feet into the water and dies but is resurrected as a zombie because of Juggernaut's helmet. Meanwhile Juggernaut wakes up in hospital and realises that he isn't dead at all so he goes to find his helmet. Batman flies to Gotham (wearing Juggernaut's helmet and still a zombie) but gets his head stuck in a building. I think at this point Juggernaut and Batman have a fight, although that might have happened earlier. Then Professor X (who doesn't appear in the comic because Phil didn't have a Professor X action figure with him) brings Batman back from the dead so he's not a zombie any more. Juggernaut finds his helmet and so gets the deposit back and then goes and gets two new helmets. Then I think he killed a school and goes on the run from the police. As he's being chased he grabs a helicopter and throws it (accidentally but also because the X-Men were after him) into a dam which breaks and kills 68,000 because they all drown. And I think that was the end of the first issue but I'm sure I've missed something out.
Tony Lee:
If I'm correct, that's exact apart from some added things that came out while you were at the bar -

1) Professor X was hiding on Finland
2) He raised Batman as the Zombie because Professor X was an EVIL MASTERMIND
3) He then made him better because he needed to kill Juggernaut - and gave Batman an invulnerable Batsuit with invulnerable skin coloured chin-armour
4) Batman could fly (with his bat glider cape)
5) Professor X then shot Batman (even though he'd given him the armour) and the bullet bounced, killing him.
Now wouldn't you want to read a story like that? And if you were an artist, if you'd heard a story like that, wouldn't you want to draw it?

Well, Bevis (the creator of Queen of Diamonds, more about which here), did, so he drew it:


Click on the image for a pdf download - 598k
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Comments
From: ex_cath560 Date: May 23rd, 2006 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
That is utter GENIUS!
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
It is, isn't it? :)
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chrisisiddall From: chrisisiddall Date: May 23rd, 2006 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)

In the Phil-verse: The inital reaction.

"That's it. STOP THE PRESSES!! The ultimate sequential juxtaposition of words and images in a narrative structure has been found. I'm free, free at last!"

- Don Didn'tDoit EIC Wonder Comics

"Ma joab, he's nicked ma joab the cheeky wee tyke! I'll haf ma..."

- Morrison_Morrison

"Kriegstein, Eisner and Kirby would have wept manly tears of blood and ink to have discovered Finland."

-Bloke in pub.
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: In the Phil-verse: The inital reaction.

heh... I await with interest, the first 'name' pro to recommend that people read it. :)
sallamino From: sallamino Date: May 23rd, 2006 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
wow :)
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a depressing moment when you realise your ten year old has more talent than you do... :)
landers From: landers Date: May 23rd, 2006 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Fan-bloody-tastic!

Love it! Love it so much!
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cheers - all credit to Bevis and Philip, I think :)
kapdwa From: kapdwa Date: May 23rd, 2006 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Class in a a jar.
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - I'll pass on your views to Phil :)
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: May 23rd, 2006 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
"Wonky panels mean action."

Top :)

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bevis is, it has to be said, rather good, ain't he? :)
From: ex_cath560 Date: May 23rd, 2006 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
You really should post this on the V so Bevis can get some kudos - I love the 'slappity slap' fight scene!
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Stuck in on The Engine - didn't think it'd be welcome on the V, to be honest.
fleurdeguerre From: fleurdeguerre Date: May 23rd, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The highlight of my day!
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it :)

polly_sings From: polly_sings Date: May 23rd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahahahaha

kick! shove!
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you've not read Queen of Diamonds, you really should. It's very good.
elaynetoo From: elaynetoo Date: May 23rd, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I'm glad to see this story has "legs" beyond Bristol...
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't think Bob W would be too happy, but then again... :)
From: xscratchx Date: May 23rd, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
please tell me thats gonna be printed! ppl would so buy it!!
love it!
phil must be so proud!
and u too!
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, it won't be printed, i.e. published - the rights issues alone would fry your mind, but feel free to print off the pdf or forward to people :)
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gothamajp From: gothamajp Date: May 23rd, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful stuff, I always knew that boy had talent.

Although I've no idea where he gets it from...
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 23rd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
What with him and your girls, I think the next generation of comics is... safe?
savageknight From: savageknight Date: May 24th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know this belongs in Comicopia, right? :)
budgie_uk From: budgie_uk Date: May 24th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not my call to make, Mike.

Bevis's and Phil's :)
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