The Drawl

Introducing Houston's Newest Superhero, the Bayou Beast

In honor of Comicpalooza, Houstonia created a comic book character just for Houston.

Illustrations by Robert Dibrell April 17, 2017 Published in the May 2017 issue of Houstonia Magazine

New York City has Spider-Man, The Punisher, Daredevil and a whole crew of Avengers. Philadelphia has War Machine and Doctor Strange.  New Orleans has Gambit and Los Angeles has Jubilee (diminished though they both are in the current crop of X-Men movies). Dayton, Ohio has the Hulk while its Midwestern neighbors Waukegan, Illinois and Waverly, Iowa lay claim to Ghost Rider and Hawkeye, respectively. Lubbock—freaking Lubbock—has its own superhero, for Stan Lee's sake: the Blob.

So where is Houston's comic book hero?

Below, we summoned a superhero from the depths of Buffalo Bayou itself—but the Bayou Beast's adventures here have only just begun.

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