Thanks for sharing the info, Gavin.
I remember as a kid I would also make my own comics, printer paper folded and half and stapled down the middle. My main character was "Bat-Dude", who was basically a cross between Guess Who
, the Green Power Ranger (my favorite), and Death Stroke. Some of my Bat-Dude comics were heavily influenced by "Batman: Mitefall" by Alan Grant and Kevin O'Neill (I highly recommend it). Also, I remember in one of my Bat-Dude mini-comics he was facing a villain I created called "Bong" (I didn't know any better, I was six) who had a bell on top of his head.
Back then it was my dream to create my own comic book company, so all my comics were under the "Global Comics" imprint.
I also remember a comic I made with the neighbor girl Gigi called "Fatboy and Blubber Girl" which was a rip-off of a skit from Freakazoid. Remember that cartoon? So good...
Alas, my house also burned down too and I lost all my comic creations. I eventually took an art class with Don Perlin, the creator of Moon Knight, when I was fourteen or so...By the time I was 17 I had abandoned all ambitions of being a comic book artist and devoted my life to being a drug addict with delusions of grandeur as to being a writer like Henry Miller.
I would love to read Sgt. Marvel's Greatest Comics. I like how Erik's creations have some homages and also just straight up original bad ass characters. Damn, I truly love Savage Dragon...