A HERO RISES!
SUPERHERO CHARACTERS! A diabolic technological virus is assimilating mankind! Strange mechanized tentacles are seeping through the streets of the Gear both physically and subliminally attaching them selves to the minds of the metropolis' denizens. All across the metropolis extraterrestrial technology can be seen attached to the hands, ears and eyes of citizens. Although apparently harmless the weird electronics have a secret agenda to monitor, profile, absorb and control all of mankind! As one such monstrous tendril attacks a little business man an unique event stifles the invasion.
The unassuming businessman resists the aggressive computerized monster. By fighting back this young rebel indivertibly incites a strange commotion. As the tentacle drags him forcefully through the streets a revolutionary transformation ensues. At the final moments when all hope seems lost for the struggling tiny mammal the intended victim smashes his way out of the machine in full metamorphosis as StudaBaker Hawk; an angered superhuman with eyeball insignias on his cape!
Wearing a black mask the hero scowls feverishly at the monstrous metropolis. Within seconds three Giant Billboard Robots sense the abnormal activity and converge on the new hero! Studabaker takes control of his extraordinary new powers and flies forward into battle against the anthropomorphic advertisements like a symbol of all that is human. A last desperate surreal evolutionary attempt to rescue mankind from these increasingly Orwellian and terrifying technological times!
The Superhero first appeared in the 2005 Hey Apathy! Street paintings and ink drawings. At the time the city was over wrought with computerized absurdities and enormous eyeball and city monsters. Often when younger viewers were attracted to the work it seemed anti-climatic to show the city in complete and utter disarray. There had top be some sort of balance and sure enough as the next mechanical decapitation began, a hero stood out in retaliation. The entire origin of Studabaker Hawk is recorded as witnessed on the streets of the Gear, in HEY APATHY Book One.