Thursday, April 26, 2012


There was this news a few months back about an attraction in Disneyland (or was it in Disney World?) that was shut down because it unfairly depicted fat people as bad guys.  I thought about it, and yeah, in most media, including comics, fat people do tend to appear as villains.  Well, either that or comic relief.  Indeed, the few fat superheroes that do exist are usually played for humor.

That said, I guess there is something somewhat comical about Captain Ball here, but I think he is bad-ass in his own way.  He can roll himself up into a huge ball, not unlike Bouncing Boy, but other than that, he can also control his mass so as to be either as soft and bouncy as a rubber ball or as super-hard as a wrecking ball.  He also has superhuman strength and incredible agility for a man of his size.

As for the origin of the name, "captain ball" is just one of those funny-sounding words that just grab me for some reason. I used to think maybe I would use it for a superhero basketball player or something.  But then again, I know next to nothing about basketball.

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