AFF is back! And to celebrate the good news, I'm going to review one of the most depressing action figures in our collection: the newly acquired Chicago Hero, an exclusive from Chicago Comics.
I guess he's not really an action figure so much as a mini-statue but I'm going to review him all the same. To my knowledge there is no proper action figure for this character so this is the best we get. When I saw him sitting on the shelf I was curious but when I read about him, I was hooked. Chris Ware did the drawings for him and Alex Ross did the sculpt. Wowza! What a crazy great combo and really, a perfect representation of Ryan's comic interests and mine.
It's really sad to see a superhero cry. It's even more sad to see an ordinary man in a cape crying. Either way, I would love to buy this guy a popsicle.
From this side he reminds me a little of the Phantom of the Opera. Looking at all these photos I'm kind of going a little nuts that we can't see his face. Could it be that he's actually doing that thing where you're laughing so hard that it looks like you're crying? Maybe it's just migraines? Maybe he's counting to one hundred before he goes to find his hiding grandchildren?
If the mayo white isn't doing it for you, Chicago Comics also offers a mustard yellow version. There was a ketchup red one in the store too, I believe, if you decided you wanted to make a full sandwich.
We both like this figure so much, in fact, he is part of an elite squad that gets to reside in our living room.
(Curio Cabinet still in progress...)
I love this guy's look and sadness. Actually, I just remembered I also liked the forlorned look on the Wonder Woman I recently reviewed too. I'm a pretty happy person in general but I do have an affection for misery in music, movies, literature, and I guess now toys too. Four and half tentacles for this guy! I don't know why he isn't getting five...maybe because he's not a real action figure?
P.S. In the completely irrelevant department, this image comes up when you google "chicago hero statue":
I thought it was worth mentioning.