WEEK OF AUGUST 18
This week in 1947: On this day in 1947 Bob Stark, frustrated by the lack of recognition for Hoverboy decides to create a ‘new’ superhero character. He tells his second wife, Marge, “I’ve created one superhero, how hard can it be?” Spurred on by his enthusiastic bride Bob Stark spends almost two months working in the basement every evening. Marge later tells a friend she could often hear him crying.
This week in 1962:On this day in 1962 a somewhat burnt out Bob Stark reads a Fantastic Four comic and decides to make Hoverboy part of a superhero team. Stark is inspired by the dynamic artwork of Jack Kirby, and by a large debt he has accumulated from his divorce to his third wife Edith.
This week in 1993: On this day in 1993 Hoverboy is honoured at the Toronto Ad Astra Science Fiction convention. Almost a dozen people attend the panel discussion. Unfortunately, only one of the panel attends, comic book expert Mark Askwith. Undaunted, Mark argues both for and against the proposition that Hoverboy Is Lame. At one point Mark becomes so involved he smacks himself in the face.