Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Big Bang - Second Blitz

Yesterday I presented the Blitz from earth-A, which is set in the 1960s, and today I'm featuring the Blitz from earth-B, which is set in the 1940s during WWII. This Blitz started life as Mack Snelling (wasn't there a German boxer during that period named Max Snelling?) who is a newsreel reporter in real life. While on assignment in Germany Mack is captured by the Nazis and on top of being tortured, he's also experimented upon. As it turns out the experiments are his salvation because they endow him with super speed. Escaping by means of his super speed, Mack returns to the U.S. of A. and assumes the identity of the Blitz, using a German word in vogue at the time to mock the people who gave him his freedom-fighting powers. It has been suggested - but not by me - that Mack was given his enhanced powers in the very same lab that Jimmy Travis stumbled into 20 years later but I have no knowledge of that. I made this Blitz using a Toy Biz Riddler body (which come in very handy I might add) and the head from a Secret Wars Captain America. The ear pieces were crystals and the goggles came from the spare parts box. The crest and the little lightning bolts on the sides of his boots were cut from card stock.

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