Ordering Icons has me thinking about super-heroes and on the walk from the car to work, I thought of the Globe City Ireggulars:
- Caliban: I’m thinking along the lines of The Thing + Spider-Man
- Undead Ophelia: A brutal little girl with issues and grizzly powers over water but without any John Byrne women-can’t-handle-power bullshit.
- The Fool: Which Fool from which play? No one knows for sure. He is kind of the Batman/Wolverine mystery man/woman of the group
- Viola a.k.a. Cesario: Because every super-hero group needs a swashbuckling cross-dresser.
- Puck: I can’t get the image of him from Gaiman’s Sandman issue illustrated by Charles Vess out of my head:
I am that merry wanderer of the night.’? I am that giggling – dangerous – totally – bloody – psychotic – menace – to – life-and-limb, more like it.
G.C.I. fight supervillains like:
- Faust, the Devil’s Servant
- Lady M and the Scottish Ghosts (saying her name is BAD LUCK!)
Other villains and guest stars?
What would the arcs (trade paperbacks) be called?
Or saying, “No, that wouldn’t be the group…THIS would be the group,”? is cool.
Notice, I tried to stick to characters who survived their plays and it was really hard not to break that rule for Mercutio by taking Jim’s suggestion that he faked his death (“Everyone was doing it!”).
EDIT: This post and the discussions below have inspired me to get in touch with a great college professor, Prof. Harris. I wrote a paper for his Shakespeare and Theory class called, “Its a bird! Its a plane! Its…Shakespeare-man!” That class was amazing.