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MAKE Asks: Superhero Makers

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: Many superheroes have been known to be tinkerers as well as fighters of crime. What character(s) in the long history of comics is your favorite maker?

As a childhood fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, my pick is Donatello. After all, he “does machines” according to the theme song. I’ll also leave you with Neil DeGrasse-Tyson’s pick from this past week’s Comic-Con:

Post your responses in the comments section.


In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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