What it Would Be Like for Me to Be a Re-created into a Comic Book Guy

Joanna Cameron as "ISIS"
Joanna Cameron as "ISIS"
The gorgeous Joanna Cameron
The gorgeous Joanna Cameron
"Andrea Thomas," "ISIS," secret identity
"Andrea Thomas," "ISIS," secret identity

11 p.m., (cdst), Sept. 22

I was just sitting in my living room on above date, and before I could doze-off, Joanna Cameron, popped into my mind. Who? You ask. Who is this Joanna Cameron? She was the woman who played the super-heroine in the Egyptian-based Saturday morning kids’ show, “The Secrets of ISIS,” not to be confused with the low-life murderers masquerading as terrorists IsIs, who beheaded innocent Americans and broadcast their infidel act on television. As I speak, these murdering-heathen are under air strikes ordered by President Obama.

Cameron played American high school teacher/explorer, “Andrea Thomas,” which we all knew was her well-guarded secret identity. “Thomas,” was busy exploring the tomb of Egyptian goddess Isis, and came out with a magical amulet that she wore around her neck. When problems arose that a mere mortal could not solve, she turned into (a variation of) “ISIS,” and boom! Evil was once again defeated and good was once restored.

“The Secrets of ISIS,” ran from Sept. 6, 1975 to Sept. 3, 1976, and it was not until I looked up Joanna Cameron that I realized that she easily-defined the term: gorgeous lady.

Now that we are all grown-up, doesn’t “ISIS’” sound a tad too-much like “Diana Prince,” “Wonder Woman,” and her Amazon past? I think it coincidence, but who cares? I still think that Lynda Carter will always be “Wonder Woman,” and also be equally-gorgeous as Joanna Cameron.

Lynda Carter as "Wonder Woman"
Lynda Carter as "Wonder Woman"
"Supergirl"
"Supergirl"
"Superwoman"
"Superwoman"

"Supergirl enters my youth

Of course, when I was a boy, DC Comics introduced me to “Supergirl,” and her secret identity, “Linda Davers.” There was just “something” about her pretty comic book blond hair flowing in the wind as she flew at super-speed to capture the always-bumbling convicts of her day. God Himself only knows how much “I” loved “Supergirl.”

I confess this shameful secret of my youth: I would sneak away from my nervous grandparents who were burdened with keeping me when school was out (due to my parents having to work), and pretend to be in deep-trouble and mumble “Helllp, Supergirl! I need your help . . .now!” I stayed in deep-trouble because my lovely blond heroine never showed. And my grandpa, James Avery, rest his soul, would chew my butt out for digging myself into a hole in the ground to create my “trouble.” He was not angry at me for getting as dirty as a pig, but leaving him to explain to my parents why I did this “on his watch.” Oh, the things that boys do when they are in-love.

I guess I had forgotten that “Supergirl,” was endowed with super-vision and could see for miles and she knew that I was conning her. (Sarcasm here) “Gee thanks, DC Comics for robbing me of a few moments of pre-teen pleasure.”

All in all, still on above date, I found 11- total female heroes (see blue textbook in this hub) and all simply gorgeous. Honestly, I cannot choose the “one” who is my favorite super heroine, but I do have this healthy respect for all of these crime-fighting ladies even though they are not real and only exist in (a) “Comic Book Universe,” that stands in my heart that I used to escape from reality.

11-total pretty female super heroines--that I found

The lovely Yvonne Craig, aka/ Batgirl
The lovely Yvonne Craig, aka/ Batgirl
Lightning Lass
Lightning Lass
Marvel Girl
Marvel Girl
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl
Shrinking Violet
Shrinking Violet
Storm
Storm
Jessica Alba as Sue Storm in Fantastic Four movie
Jessica Alba as Sue Storm in Fantastic Four movie
Wonderful Wasp
Wonderful Wasp

The suspense grows

During my fascination with these “super ladies,” it dawned on me how wonderful it would be to be created by either DC or MARVEL Comics as a regular guy who acts as just one of these heroines’ humble sidekick who does know their secret identity, but will be shot before he tells who she really is.

Therein lies the problem. Not as much for me, but for the editors, writer’s, and artists who work for these “comic book giants,” that are as popular as any Sports Illustrated. Their problem: Creating me into a believable character. There was “Jimmy Olsen,” photographer for the Daily Planet and pal of “Superman,” “Alfred,” the butler, or was it, ‘bat butler,” for Batman, to name two.

Actually, I wouldn’t care that much what my name was, except it would not be in the feminine-sense such as: Marion; Louise; or Jody. I had much-rather have a name like: Lance, J.D. or maybe a Derick who worked as a seriously-talented biological scientist whose talents are many times needed by the “one” gorgeous super-lady who trusted me with every secret and kept me as her best friend. Ahh, to be sitting quietly talking with “Diana Prince,” in her penthouse guarded with sophisticated security systems. What a great dream.

But then one day, something painful and sudden happens all at once. I, “Dr. J.D. Stone,” fall madly in-love with that “one” woman, who I know so well that she trusts me with her every intimate secret. This human trait, “falling in-love with a woman with super powers would impress (this) comic book’s readers that it would sell by the millions. Just imagine. Me, a regular guy, recreated into “Dr. J.D. Stone,” with a shaggy-but-a-full-head of black hair and looks that are a little above a Greek god. Hey, I cannot afford to be too good-looking otherwise the heroine’s hot, younger sister might lust for me causing friction between me and heroine idol, the “object” of my deep love.

Here are the 11 super heroines and what features I love about each one:

  • Supergirl---pretty blond hair; icy blue eyes.
  • Superwoman---pretty blond hair; perfect figure.
  • Batgirl---playful nature; super-hot eyes and in perfect shape.
  • Wonderful Wasp---independent; flirty and strong-willed.
  • ISIS---fabulous hair, eyes, figure and voice.
  • Storm (of X-Men)---lovely eyes, lips, and humble nature.
  • Shrinking Violet---very demanding; good looks and super-intelligent.
  • Lightning Lass---quiet, shy, pretty blond hair and facial features.
  • Sue Storm---strong, gorgeous hair, eyes, and exciting personality.
  • Marvel Girl (of X-Men)---beautiful red hair, soft voice and very strong.

Lenore "Cassey" Case (Green Hornet/Britt Reid's secretary)---oh my! This girl had the prettiest eyes I have ever seen; a figure that wouldn’t quit; a sharp sense of humor and those pouty lips. I can still faint as I look at her photo.

Guys, what would you do if you were re-created into a comic book guy, and then the writers have you falling in-love with a woman such as the ones on the list above?

(This is known as a “comic book cliff-hanger): Seriously. I am really in a dilemma. I do not know which beautiful heroine to choose to be her sidekick, best friend and “the” woman who would be so understanding when I finally reveal to her that I am madly in love with her. Oh, this story could easily stretch into maybe ten issues, all bone-chilling, nerve-racking, and emotionally-draining for the faithful readers.

2 p.m., Sept. 23: Well, it has been over 24-long, stressful hours since I started this hub, but with some serious “quiet time,” and some deep thinking, I have chosen Lorne Case/Wende Wagner, to be her trusted-sidekick, and to fall in-love with during the course of our friendship.

“Ohhhh, my,” you gasp. “What about Britt Reid, her powerful boss?” Well? What about him? “I” am “the” man who “puts his cards (and heart) on the table,” while he plays crusader with his powerful daily newspaper, the Daily Sentinel.

Call me foolish. Call me stupid for not choosing Wonder Woman, Supergirl or ISIS, but I can only tell you that there was then, and still would be “that” look from Lorne’s eyes and those full, pouty lips and how they destroyed my comic book man’s comic book willpower.

Hey, do you reckon that one of the benefits of loving Lenore Case is her to coax Britt Reid/Green Hornet to let me drive the Black Beauty? Lorne and I could go to a drive-in movie and be the talk of the town while I just look out of my driver’s side window and grin a smug grin as that of “the canary that has swatted (a) Green Hornet.”

The winnnn--aaaah!

Wendy Garner as "Lenore Case," "Britt Reid/Green Hornet's" secretary

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wow Kenneth, you chose some beautiful Super Heroines here. I notice the features you loved about them didn't inclue their super powers.. :) I would love to have been the male side-kick for any of them, but if I had a preference it would be at the side of Jessica Alba in Dark Angel. Mmm...loved that one. Good hub, voted up.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

Like Jodah, I noticed you don't mention anything about their super powers when stating what you like about them. But I guess that goes without mention because everyone who sees these ladies would know what their powers are. Your list does bring back some fond memories of some of the shows I enjoyed watching as a kid.

As a woman, I wouldn't want to be a superhero sidekick. I'd rather be an assistant to Indiana Jones. And I sure wouldn't be like those women in the movies that hate getting dirty or whine if they break a nail.


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Rhonda Lytle 2 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

Back in the day, I wanted to be ISIS myself. Of course, I was around 8 I think but still, to me she was the perfect woman to aspire to be. I guess the dreams of youth don't change much. When considering whose side kick I would want to be, I can only honestly answer, I don't want to be a side kick. I want to be the heroine ;). It's a bit late for the super bod I think but perhaps a new type of female superhero, Brainiac... a girl can dream right? :) God bless. This was fun.


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esmonaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

What great read Kenneth, I think you would have made an amazing sidekick. I think I do agree with all of the features you like :)


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

esmonaco,

Thank you, good friend, for your input. Thanks for supporting me as a sidekick. I am more comfortable in that role as opposed to being a leader and the upside to being a trusted sidekick would be allowing Wende Wagner/Lorne Casey, my choice to come home and cry on my shoulder and talk about her problems of that day and allow me to listen. That would be the greatest honor of all.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Jodah,

Thanks for your nice comment and choice of super-heroines. They are all good-looking and charming, but Wende Wager, well, my hub states how I feel about her.

Not using their powers on me, would have been my only condition to being those who were endowed with powers, but since Wende is a mortal woman, no condition would be stated.

I did more research on Wager in her role as Britt Reid/Green Hornet's secretary. Later they developed a romantic relationship, thus, a great role for me as her sidekick because like all males, Reid would sooner or later, take this lovely woman for granted and that is a NO NO. So I would comfort her and build her ego back up in an honest way.

I would NEVER go so far as to have one of those inappropriate relationships with her--for she is way too special.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sheilamyers,

I understand you viewpoint on not wanting to be a sidekick, but Indiana Jones' assistant. But on that, I humbly disagree. Why could Indiana NOT be your assistant?

That is how I feel, sheilamyers. Hey, if you are really a super heroine and have been acting mortal all of this time, I hereby apply to be your sidekick.

Thanks so much for your comment.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Rhonda,

Nice and appreciated-comment. Thank you. ISIS and Wonder Woman are too close for me to name THE perfect lady. I think that WW as Diana Prince was a bit more laid-back, but Andrea Thomas/ISIS had a wicked sense of humor. What a dilemma.

And I admire your wanting to be her as well as a heroine and not a sidekick.

I guess us all wanting different roles is what makes us all like each other. But let me explain. I said sidekick, not a butler. But if Wende wanted me to cook or clean, you bet I would give it my all.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

kenneth: Thanks for the compliment, but I don't want to be a super hero. You know how it would be - people calling you at all hours to save them, villains always out to you, and so on. When would I ever find the time to follow you around and write about your super-sleuthing as I mentioned in a comment on one of your other hubs?


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear sheilamyers,

I understand completely. I just thought I would give YOU the first opportunity to thrown into a live of spine-chilling adventure 24/7. So I guess I will go it by myself and on a limited basis.

Customer: Kenneth, Super Coffee?

Me: Yes, ma'am.

Customer: I know that it is late, but could you come out here and get my husband off of the roof?

Me: Is this life or death?

Customer: Uhhh, no.

Me: Click--sound of phone being hung-up.

Thanks for your nice comment.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I remember Wonder Woman played by Linda Carter. Those were the days! Everyone loves a super hero! Great read on this topic, Kenneth.


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no body 2 years ago from Rochester, New York

I think you had amazing courage to even dream to be in the life of a super heroine. I was so shy that I figured I would go running for the hills as an acquaintance of such a woman. They were the opposite of me in every way. I had no confidence.

I was told often by my mom that unless I changed in varied and significant ways, no woman would ever want me in her life in any role. Of course the things she meant me to change are very basic to my personality and I would never be able to change them no matter how hard I tried. I carried that "curse" with me for so many years. I didn't really dream about any of these women, just "peeked" at them from afar, wishing I was a better person. I just looked at them as way beyond anything I would ever attain.

I guess it was years later that I realized that every woman is super and every one of them needs a sidekick. When I saw the truth of this, I was greatly relieved. My woman would be super and I would work to keep her super. Loved the article, Ken. Voted up and definitely beautiful. Bob.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, teaches12345,

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. You always cheer me up and I feel up to producing more works.

God bless you richly.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

no body,

Thank you so much for your input. I appreciate it. But I WOULD love to be the sidekick of the ISIS heroine or Wonder Woman.

Just imagine. I could pop-in at either girl's apartment to just hang-out and see them in their real personna's.

Can you just imagine either of these gorgeous women in sweats, eating ice cream and watching ESPN SportsCenter with me?

The thought is too much for me to absorb.

@teaches12345 . . .Yes, you are right. Those were the days. That is why I rely on my imagination.

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