This was a longer, more connected narrative, than the previous book and I was experimenting with the style in this book.
This used a narrator and was a homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; the little digressions and stories allowed me to add even more jokes.
I tried to limit the use of existing characters in this book and invented my own, to add to Mrs Galactus and Mrs Darkseid.
I loved writing the litrally-minded alien Tessticulatus and, his encounter with Bishop and Zemo, is the highlight of this series.
The story does have a conclusion and was a fitting end to this intiial series of books.
By the end I had decided to create something outside the superhero fantasy world; although Colin Thorson still had some fantasy elements.
Here's a selection of illustrations from the book:
Bishop is kissed off!
HMS Pedantica reveals not very much
The Very Proud Baron Zemo
Surfer shows his annoyance
Bishop and the Baron have a disagreement
Everybody was surfin' surfin' USA!
The Very Shamefaced Baron Zemo
Sex & Spandex Book 2
Art by Werner Mueck
Published 1st Sept. 2012 on Amazon Kindle Digital Services.
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Monty Python continues to bitch-slap Marvel in the ultimate mash-up.
The Shiny Surfer, lumbered with Mrs' Galactus & Darkseid, Bishop and Baron Zemo, is trying to find the mysterious Kai.
Join the bickering Questers on their epic Galactic journey to annoy other life-forms, molest domestic animals,
destroy sacred beliefs and generally sow confusion and discord.
Who is the super villain with the constantly inflamed gonads? Will Mesdames G & D get back in time for tea? And why is Tessticulatus so annoyed?
All of these questions, and many others, may be answered in the final exciting instalment of Sex & Spandex: The Quest for the Kai.
Chapter 1 – The Prophesy of Pedantica
Wherein The Surfer meets the annoying Pedantica and learns of the Kai.
Chapter 2 - Phys Ed. @Mutie High
Wherein the Quest for the Kai begins.
Chapter 3 - Meeting Grotus Squaley
Wherein a vital clue is revealed.
Chapter 4 – Dead stuck in D-Space
Wherein Celestial navigation becomes a problem.
Chapter 5 - The Testing of Tessticulatus
Wherein Gods are mocked and scared beliefs overturned.
Chapter 6 - An Alien Walks into a Bar
Wherein aliens are insulted, domestic animals molested and ill temper runs amok.
Chapter 7 - The Anvil of the Three Suns
Wherein our heroes resume their inept Quest.
Chapter 8 - Revelations: Real & Imagined
Wherein the Quest is completed but not as expected.