Thursday, October 21, 2021


Joseph Self’s…

Selfish Thoughts

Welcome to Megalotropolis, where the super-heroes wage war against evil and compete for the #1 spot on the nightly news. Writer Erick Hogan’s spoof on the typical American super-hero genre takes the reader on a genuinely funny ride with a few unexpected turns.


Welcome to Megalotropolis, where the super-heroes wage a never-ending war against the forces of evil, and, of course, compete for the number-one spot on the nightly news!

Utilizing plenty of humor, this comic focuses on the mundane aspects of being a hero, especially in a media-driven world with the collective attention span of a toddler.

First up is Alpha Major, who loses everything from his agent to his team when a younger, hipper hero steals the spotlight. He hits rock bottom (we’re all only one paycheck away from the gutter, after all) before a young boy reminds him of what it really means to be a hero.

Subsequent stories feature the adolescent Hero Scouts, who tackle the thankless and dangerously silly jobs the adult heroes won’t touch, and Super-Amazing Man, whose greatest challenge is the bureaucratic red tape of the Department of Super-Human Registration.




From his secret Rocky Mountain refuge 9200 feet above the world, Joe indulges his passion for comics and other alternate realities, including his own. A long-time writer for ComicBase, his name is a veritable pun generator. You can e-mail your questions and suggestions to Joe at

Selfish Thoughts Archive