CONTEST: High Concept # 4, Kitbashing
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 28 16:11:02 PDT 2009
On Oct 29, 12:02 am, Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a couple of ideas for this next contest, one more of a plot-
> idea springboard and one powers-based. I'm going to go with the powers-
> based one this time around and save the plot for if I win a second
> time; I'd be curious to know, however, which type of idea gets your
> creative juices flowing better-- I know Saxon's "super-parent worried
> about super-kid" did wonders for my Western story.
> The superhero genre, and comics themselves, are often both derided and
> praised as a bastard genre (and art form, respectively), composed of
> disparate parts mashed together, sometimes elegantly, sometimes less-
> so. So I thought it'd be interesting to put that notion at the center
> of things, with a hero or heroine with the power to evolve by
> absorbing/taking on various aspects of other and at times very
> different things.
That sounds like the first season of Heroes: Peter absorbed other
people's powers and eventually blew up.
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