End of Summer

Welcome to Brainstorm's Corner, a monthly springboard showcase. A springboard, basically a one-page prose summary of a comic book story, is the format used for submitting stories to companies such as DC Comics. In one page, a writer must describe the plot while also trying to make it as intriguing as possible. It's quite a challenge!

Brainstorm's Corner gives YOU, the reader, the chance to critique the story before a writer sends it off to every editor at DC. So let Fanzing know…would you pay to read this? If not, why not?

The New Zoo Crew

by The Brothers Grinn

Demo Strip

This month, we have something quite different. Instead of a series proposal in prose format, here's a fully-developed demo by the Brothers Grinn! This isn't really an online "comic", in that it doesn't tell a full story, so I think this will slip under the wire of meeting DC's "fair use" policies.

A note about the Brothers Grinn version of the Zoo Crew: As you can see, there are some big changes from the original Scott Shaw! creations. The BG version has a strong anime influence as well as redesigned costumes. But one can't deny the appeal to the kids who've made "Teenge Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Pokemon" such big hits. And kids are what the current comic market needs. I, for one, hope that the Brothers Grinn send in a proposal to DC. What do you think?

Zoo Crew Story Pt. 1

Zoo Crew Story Pt. 2

Zoo Crew Story Pt. 3

The Brothers Grinn have a web site at Supermegatopia.com and have written and drawn a story for our first comic book, "Fanzing Presents: Job Wanted", which can be purchased at Too Many Longboxes.com!

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