The 2010 Michigan Wolverines as Superheroes

Submitted by Ghost of Bo on December 22nd, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I was listening to a bowl rundown earlier on local talk radio, and the hosts came to a consensus that it would require a "heroic effort" for Michigan to overcome Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl. That got me thinking...

If our beloved Wolverines were rendered as comic book superheroes, who would they be? I whipped up a few examples...

Denard Robinson is The Flash. This one is obvious. They don't call him "Flash Dilithium" for nothing.


Mike Martin is The Hulk (aka Bruce Banner). Yet another obvious choice. Mike Martin is a scary, scary man. You won't like him when he's angry.


Perry Dorrestein is The Punisher (aka Frank Castle). It's not just a tattoo; it's a lifestyle.


Rich Rodriguez is Batman (aka Bruce Wayne). A tortured, obsessive, brilliant warrior who continues doing all the right things even when public opinion turns against him.


Tate Forcier is Robin (aka Dick Grayson). Though he's been forced to resign himself to a supporting role, he is always there in a pinch, armed with batarangs.

And finally...

Cam Gordon is Commissioner Jim Gordon.





December 22nd, 2010 at 2:18 PM ^

Definitely one of the best posts on MGoBlog ever! Could you imagine how great a Wallpaper from monuMental would be that combined all of these ideas into one place??!??!


December 22nd, 2010 at 2:25 PM ^

I can't even guess as to how you pulled this off so effectively.  +1 to you sir!  I suddenly have an urge to have you doctor a bunch of photos of my friends and coworkers as a prank! 


We need some personas for Roundtree, Molk, and Roh. 

As for villans, there has to be a good fit for Dantonio, Pryor, Tressel, etc.

Ghost of Bo

December 22nd, 2010 at 2:26 PM ^

I was trying to think of someone who would fit Captain America on our roster... but sadly nobody sprang to mind. That's only natural, though... Because Captain America lives in Iowa.


December 22nd, 2010 at 4:20 PM ^

I desperately hope you continue to make these!!  Just what the doctor ordered, especially when recruits and others read this board.

I wish we had a "commiserators corner" or "therapy required" section of the website for tough losses where we want to yell at the coach or discuss coaching changes.  That way recruits can kind of just look at the positive when they view the board, ignoring our "corner" where we jabber on and on and on and on.  Misery likes company and we can get it out of our system.

And these pics are definitely very positive and promoting what we have...not what we don't.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.


December 22nd, 2010 at 7:32 PM ^

"Ghost of Bo" noodles up a feast of awesomeness in his spare time for a message board while Delaney and the Pentagram crowd fritter away months and months and blow through real $--and by that I mean a lot more than most of us make in a year--to produce the new B10 logo.  

Wow, just wow.

Nice work GoB.   May the wind be always at your back and the sun upon your face.



December 22nd, 2010 at 11:02 PM ^

As a superhero Capitan Delaney sucks.  He can't fly or even run very fast.  He recently realized that his mask the brown bag was blocking his view so he cut some holes.  Now that he can see he recently  realized that...

1. don't make logos using the program paint.

2.  cyan blue is the comic sans of colors.



Ghost of Bo

December 23rd, 2010 at 7:39 AM ^

Time for a few more to add to the roster...

Jim Harbaugh is Harvey Dent/Two-Face. He's charismatic, successful, and is seen by many as a legitimate hope for the future. Trouble is, while he's guiding Gotham's police on a city-wide clampdown, he's also badmouthing our academic standards through the other side of his mouth.


Calvin Magee is Lucius Fox. At the darkest times in his fight against the underworld, who does Bruce turn to? His wise black confidant Lucius Fox. Magee is a rotund Lucius, constantly talking about the technical aspects of defeating the enemy.


Vincent Smith is V. He has dash, poise, and a revolutionary killer instinct. Replace the straight wig with flowing, chaotic dreadlocks of anarchy and the deal is sealed.


Roy Roundtree is Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker). Two words: sticky fingers. The guy could scale walls if he wanted to, he just doesn't do it in the quad because it freaks people out. After a Spider-Man 2-esque crisis wherein he temporarily lost his powers (the Ohio State game), he will re-emerge in the Gator Bowl as the slender, web-slinging phenom we've grown accustomed to seeing.