Okay, I’ll be the first one to admit that I am not a big fan of child or baby versions of adult characters. It’s played out. It can be silly. It can be downright “goofy.” (Just look at those damned Disney Babies – pun intended!)
Back when Chris Claremont introduced The X-Babies with Arthur Adams in an X-Nen Annual, I deemed it cringeworthy, yet tolerable, mostly due to the stellar art by the hyper-detailed Art of Adams. The X-Babies would show up periodically, just often enough to test my eye rolling ability.
And, there have been many a baby version along the way. Who could forget the cartoon versions of little Roseanne Barr or little Louie Anderson. Perhaps the question should be, “Who the hell wants to remember that?!”
And then, Skottie Young, known for his amazing work on Marvel’s beautiful Wizard of Oz adaptions with Eric Shanower, did a baby variant cover for Avengers vs. X-Men. It was such a hit, it greenlit a one shot of entertaining proportions that is sure to pave the way for a slew of annoying baby projects.
In the book A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle speculates that we are enamored by babies as they are still transitioning to this existence from the magical realm, and we are drawn to that familiarity of fresh newness. I’m down for that.
So, as a self-confessed Wonder Woman fanatic, I have to ask in all of this baby bru ha ha- What Ever Happened to Baby Wonder Tot?
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!