MAKE Asks: Superhero Makers

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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.

2 thoughts on “MAKE Asks: Superhero Makers

  1. raster says:

    Tony Stark is quite the maker! Does anyone have more info on Bruce Wayne? Does he get all that “bat stuff” manufactured somewhere? That seems unlikely… does he make it all himself? Maybe he does, but it’s never shown. Or maybe he’s just buying off the shelf gadgets and hot gluing bats to them.

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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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