Thursday, 28 May 2009
Brendan: A sketch image for a pitch I concocted for DC Comics:


DELINQUENT JIMMY OLSEN was an idea for a three part miniseries that I planned to write and draw.

The Reverse-Flash, Professor Zoom, attempts to reverse-engineer a Bizarro back to human form, but instead unleashes a terrible reverse-Bizarro plague. Superman is imprisoned in a purple-kryptonite cage. As society crumbles, Superman's pal, Jimmy Olsen, finds that he and a few others are immune to the contagion. They are outlaws in a lawless, bizarro world. It is up to these delinquents to save our lives.

DELINQUENT JIMMY OLSEN

Coming soon.

They didn't go for it, but I think it would have made a good comic miniseries. Saturn Girl was in it too. And a new character, Dr. Zyxtiplytk, appears as well. Something a bit different...

11 comments:

randyhate said...

this is exactly why i read comics. well the idea, not the staid complacency of dc comics....

seriously, that this comic does not exist will easily make my day far more morose than it has any business being.

dylan sparkplug said...

Wow. If only. I'm really bummed from the lack of this comic too. I would buy two copies, just based on the plot alone.

T said...

He looks like half of my old-school friends.

TOC

Mark said...

Jaysis, Brendan. You and yer Saturn Girl fetish. Phantom Girl was the real goer of that bunch.

Azraelito said...

is motherfukin incredible!!

that is why I love you artwork and ideas, since rogan gosh that you blow my mind away I cant believe how you manage to do covers like this!!

incredible as always!!

Laughing Indio said...

These mad ideas languish in the hell of the unmade yet D.C(who like to think they are at the forefront of out there material)pile out more of the same old eyepiss each week than is feasible!
IT AINT RIGHT!!!!

JJ said...

I'm glad they chose not to make this comic. The idea is really stupid if you think about it. Also, how can someone be an outlaw in a lawless world? There is no law to rebel against. He's more of an outlawless.

SUPERFRANKENSTEIN said...

The person who turned this down was being an idiot.

mrmxy said...

Shit. You should do this anyway man, using thinly veiled analogues. Like, Jerry Orson or something.

mmmmmike said...
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mmmmmike said...

sounds like when they turned down Seth Fisher's 'Danny The Chair grows up and becomes Danny The Street' pitch.

I'd vote for Bizarro Paul Levitz for president, that's for sure (or is that not sure?)

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