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Melvin Mucusmen ship painting by Mike Meaker over Chris Bailey layout

Several years have passed and things have changed since Melvin Grimes was abducted at age 8 by the Mucus Men from Outer Space. The hapless aliens mistook him in his Halloween costume for the comic book hero and gave Melvin the real-life superpowers of Major Damage as featured in the original movies and comic book.

For the past four years, Melvin has found himself stuck in the transformed superhero body and he has since learned to take Major Damage out for some action. Like the Hulk, physical stress triggers transformation from 12-year-old boy to superhero. It seems emotional stress can cause changes too, putting Melvin in comical predicaments with partial transformations (a hand, an arm, a thigh) where he has to try to conceal his super-proportions from view.

Leaving Melvin behind with his new-found powers wasn’t the only thing The Mucus Men added to Earth. They populated monsters (just like in the comics), providing lots of action–Major Damage vs. who’s up next. Giant monster attacks have become as common as auto accidents on the freeway. These aren’t the mindless kaiju of manga and the movies. These guys are smart, super-powered criminals.

General Stryke and Captain Kiki Kikizawa discover the appearance of monster criminals alongside a real-life Major Damage is not a coincidence. Tracking his Major Damage fighting sprees, Stryke and Kiki uncover Melvin’s secret. They manage to coerce him into service as their secret weapon, learning quickly that the only thing more uncontrollable than alien-planted-super-smart-monsters is a kid with superpowers and teenage attitude.

Major Damage comic book

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Melvin Grimes
Melvin Grimes

Melvin Grimes, a 12-year-old with a dual identity as comic book superhero, Major Damage

General Stryke
General Stryke
General Stryke, tasked with eliminating super monsters, unveils Melvin’s secret identity and recruits him, unleashing Major Damage with his superpowers to get the job
Kiki Kikizawa
Kiki Kikizawa

Captain Kiki Kikizawa, monster fighting military special-ops with expert knowledge and know-how from growing up on kaiju movies and monster comics.

Major Damage
Major Damage

Major Damage, a “might makes right” minded superhero where comic book physics meets the real world. Monster destroying adventures continue to deliver comic results and in-between, he’s just a 12-year-old kid is a sweatshirt.

Ginormo
Ginormo

Ginormo, a fish turned into a 40-ton sea monster mutant who walks like a man, has increased intelligence from irradiated ocean water—and now he wants revenge on humankind.

Episode 1: The New Recruit - Animatic Work-In-Progress now available!

Melvin is surprised by General StrykeandKiki Kickazawa, who come knocking on the door. After discovering he is Major Damage, they are there to recruit him to fight giant monsters for the military and they aren’t taking “No” for an answer.

The pulse-pounding, work-in-progress animatic of MAJOR DAMAGE: The New Recruit. The storyboards are mostly color, voices are a mix of scratch and final, and the music and SFX are temp. Besides all that, it’s nearly done!

Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery
Major Damage Shot Gallery

Story reel colors are by Alan Bodner.

Episode 2: Operation Ginormo - COMING SOON!

Recruited against his will and transported to the middle of the Pacific Ocean,  Melvin aka Major Damage is dropped on a deserted island to face off with a 40-ton mutant fish monster, Ginormo.