Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Brilliance That Is Hoverboy - The Racist Superhero

A hero to save us from those damn immigrant birds.
Taking jobs away from our local birds they are.
Okay, it's time to come clean. Hoverboy is actual a brilliantly conceived, designed and beautifully illustrated spoof. Cleverly embedded into comic book history. The work of Canadian comic book artist Ty Templeton and Canadian TV personality Rick Green. So wonderfully elaborate in its depth and scope, that it has fooled a lot of people. The supposed single episode of the Hoverboy animation series from the 1950s, is all over the Weird Wide Web, with many people believing it to be from the period. Rather than a computer generated animation, given a vintage animation feel. Produced not in 1956, but in 2000, and funded by the National Film Board of Canada. It was written and directed by Marcus Moore, and produced by Brad Abraham. 


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I always wondered what happened to Rick Green! This is hilarious! I like how Hoverboy's backstory mimics Captain America's but instead of being 4F, he's a section 8, LOL!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I would believe it if it was presented this way. Comics were just like this back in the 40s