Category Archives: Mashups

Mashup 14: Love and hypnosis

By taking one (and only one) panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books, I will now spin for you a tale of love, hope, and sordid physical violence!


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Monday Mashup: The perils of super-hero retirees

Have you ever wondered what super-heroes do when they retire? In this week’s edition of the Monday Mashup — where I attempt to create a coherent story using one and only one panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books — we seek to answer that question.
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Monday Mashup: Barracuda down the trousers

The “Monday Mashup” (my effort at producing a coherent story using one and only one panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books) began with a question from my friend Dave. “Would it be possible,” he wondered, “for someone without artistic talent to create an entire comic book using panels from other, published comic books?” I thought it was a very interesting question, and since I had the newly-acquired “Great Random Comic Book Pile” handy, I decided to use its pre-bundled collections as my test bed. So far I’d say the experiment has had mixed results, but I do have fun putting it together each week. If you know of other comic book fans with blogs or web sites, by all means send them a sample link and encourage them to try the same thing. I’d be really curious to find out what others can do with the idea.

Anyway, today’s effort is a “What If” scenario, featuring an alternate origin story for Batman and his first adventure. Here goes!


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Mashup 11: The Great Escape

It’s time once again for me to take one (and only one) panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books and try to make a story out of them. This week’s bunch included “Rocky and Bullwinkle”, which is always a challenge, so we’ll see how it goes. I’m continuing the “serious” story attempts, and the panels selected include wild teenage parties, skeleton-wearing jungle hunters, slimy prisons, and using all our brains. So here goes!
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Monday Mashup 10: The Plague!

Each week I take one (and only one) panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books, attempting to make a coherent story out of them. Our adventure this week features a plague-carrier, Batgirl, and the Dynamic Duo flinging someone off a building, so let’s jump right in!


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Monday Mashup 9: A Step in Time

Today I’ll post another attempt at taking one (and only one) panel from ten randomly selected comic books and making a coherent story out of them. In a bit of a departure, though, this week I’m going for something rather more serious than silly; we’ll have to see if it works. With that, buckle your time machine’s seatbelts, kids, as we’re headed off to the future!

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Mashup 8: A Day at the Undead Office

We plunge once again into the fathomless depths of the Great Random Comic Book Pile for the weekly Mashup. As usual, I will try to create an entertaining story by using one (and only one) panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books. This week, half of the books featured Dr. Strange, which is appropriate as this little exercise tends to the bizarre. So without further ado, we’re off!
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Mashup 7: That's one ugly baby

Welcome to another edition of the Random Monday Mashup, my weekly effort to make an entertaining story out of one (and only one) panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books. This week we encounter two terrible parents, an invasion by alien crocodiles, and an orphanage doubling as a lab for experimenting on humans. And awaaaaaay we go!

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Mashup 6: An expert on the Flush Toilet

If you love randomness and comic books (and let’s face it, if you didn’t you would never have found HeroMachine), you’re in luck, because it’s time for another edition of the Random Monday Mashup! Every week I take one panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books and attempt to forge an entertaining (if not necessarily coherent) story out of them. So sit back and enjoy the ride, as we encounter temptresses, toilet jockeys, space-bound warlocks, and more!
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Mashup 5: Assault on Taco Bell!

The rules of the Monday Mashup are simple: I take one panel only from each of ten randomly selected comic books and try to make a coherent — or at least entertaining in an insane kind of way — story out of them. This week brings us “Assault on Taco Bell”!

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