Thursday, 26 July 2012


Edward Blake from a young age was a troubled young man. He was known to use his fists first and talk second. But usually after he had used his fists, his adversary was never in a any type of state to hold a conversation, as they were usually unconscious or worse.   He invented his alter ego The Comedian around the age of 15, and had a long career as a masked vigilante.  He  had morals, his own warped morals of what he considered was right and wrong ......    He would crack jokes while he cracked skulls. He enjoyed his life as a Masked Marvel.

In the beginning he used his fists, but later on found that a base ball bat was more effective. Many thought he was a vicious and brutal young man.......  A title Edward was proud of.   The Truth is He WAS.  The Villians freared him....... as did his FRIENDS !



Thursday, 19 July 2012


BRYON LEWIS was better known to the World as MOTHMAN

He was the only member of the Minute Man who had the ability to fly through the air.  Well his large wings gave him the ability to GLIDE through the air would be more correct.

Originally  from Connecticut coming from an old American Family with  vast Wealth, Bryon would soon move to New York City in search of Fun and Adventure . During the 2nd World War he was a conscientious objector, but  this did not stop him from doing his bit. He would not carry a gun, but he would serve as a Medical Aide and saw front line action as a result.

After the war, Bryon went Back to his old life, as nothing more than a Playboy spending his time basically enjoying himself.  However, when he started to hear and see evidence of colourful costumed Heroes appearing in and around New York, Bryon decided to use his Money and spare time to become a Hero himself....... The MOTHMAN !

 Here is Mothman as originally shown in the Watchman Graphic novel. His costume was slightly altered for the Watchman movie.  Here is both versions of the Mothman.


More Minute Men soon


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

NITE OWL The Original

Hollis Mason originally came from Montana. The son of a Farmer, Hollis moved with his parents to New York City around the age of 12.

Whilst his Father worked at a garage that specialised in Motor Car repair , Hollis would regularly  help him. As the young Hollis grew up he decided to become a police officer and later influenced by the comic exploits of SUPERMAN and the real life Heroics of the Mystery Masked Man, The HOODED JUSTICE.... he decided that was the direction to go.

He designed his own secret identify and fashioned a costume.  When Hollis was not active as a police Officer, he became THE NITE OWL.

As the Nite Owl he found he could achieve more than he was able to as a Police Officer.... However he still needed to make money, so he had to balance his time as the paid law enforcement office with that of the freelance vigilante hero .

After all, the equipment he needed as The Nite Owl was not cheap to develop and design.  Lucky for him, the knowledge he had gained in working in the Auto Shop helped him make his unique Nite Owl equipment.



Sunday, 8 July 2012


Ursula Zandt was originally from an old Aristocratic Family  living in Austria.  As she was Jewish she was forced to leave her home country and travelled to the USA to escape from rise of the Nazis Party and persecution of Hitler

She had a unusual look and her masculine form of dress made her very distinctive.  In fact this look was more about HER than just a fashion statement.  Ursula was a Lesbian and although she was a female she adopted a more manly approach to her life. In the days before Woman's Lib, Ursula believed she and woman in general were equal to man, and in some cases BETTER.

She hated people praying in the Innocent or  the different.  So when she heard about a crooked publisher dealing with and making child pornography, she felt that she could deal with this and punish the guilty.

When she managed to find the whereabouts of the location  the films and photos were being taken , she ended up beating the Publisher and his camera man within a inch of their lives.  In the process she rescued a number of young children that had been kidnapped for the purpose of staring in the perverted feature films and photographs.

The Newspapers soon learnt about this female vigilante.  As Ursula worn no mask, her identity was never a secret. As much as the Newspapers praised her Heroic good deeds, they were always speculating about her.... and who or what she really was.

More about Silhouette later.

Here is my version of Silhouette,  in the original graphic novel, her costume was no more than a black cropped jacket with black riding trousers. In the Movie Watchmen her outfit was the same but had a more military look...... This is the look I have used .

The Movie Look

However, in the New comic version " Minuet Men " she has had a complete revamp, so I have done this version of Ursula also. Out go the Stilettos and in comes riding boots. The short Jacket is now a LONG flowing coat which is topped off with a Hat....... AND two Pearl Handled Revolvers.


Out of all the Minutemen,  The Silhouette is the only character to have her costume changed for the new comic book stories.   In the original she looked more mannish, where now her look reflects a more fashionable feminine look.... which I understand will be more in keeping with her back story.  No more Girlie Shoes..... now its sensible foot ware.


More Minute Mutts soon.



Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Not much is known about this Masked Marvel.  It is believed Dollar Bill was from Kansas and was a Star College Athlete.   His real name is not known, but it is possible he was called BILL

He became a SUPER HERO by accident after being employed by a National Bank to be their Super Hero MASCOT.... With the rise of the Masked Men, the Bank enjoyed the fact they had their own in house Super Hero looking after their Bank and the Customers money. (with World Banking as it is  today we could certainly use one these days !!! )

The Costume was designed and made by the Bank for Dollar Bill to Wear.  When he was not look after the Bank, he would spend time stopping crime on the Streets of New York.

However, the  costume, or namely  the CAPE was to prove  Bill's down fall.

DOLLAR BILL one in a Million

More about the Fate of Dollar Bill soon.