What Would You Like Mr. Mobility To Look Like?

Posted by Mister Mobility

Our readers may not know this, but I used to draw comic books way back in secondary school. I created my own unique heroes, wrote my own scripts, drew out, inked and coloured the comic books. I am an artistic person by nature. Scratch that, I am many things by nature.

It wasn’t long before my teachers and the school authorities heard about it. I attended a boarding school. Eventually, I got the school’s permission to print out and sell my comic books in school.


My main hero was named “AquaLord”, a super-strong character with other powers that i won’t present here. According to my storyline, He was the product of the sexual union of two prominent Yoruba deities.

To think that I was already being entrepreneurial in secondary school. Some friends of mine pooled money together to get the comics printed and then sold them. Sheeesh.

I haven’t done any AquaLord writings or drawings until recently, but AquaLord is on his way back as a character in a novel I am working on. I have been writing the novel for some time now and it is coming out nicely. Early reviews and critiques have been positive.


Enough of AquaLord. Enter Mr. Mobility

Well, here on Mobility blog, we have introduced a science fiction section and your favourite superhero, Mr. Mobility (certainly not me! We only share the name).

I haven’t done any serious comic book drawings in about 10 years, but today one of the items on my agenda is creating a look for Mr. Mobility – his stature, costume and general brand.

I will be including his images/pictures in the series that is running here on Mobility blog and elsewhere.

This is going to be interesting going, as I am hoping that I can incorporate certain elements of the look and feel of today’s smartphones in his costume. For example, a helmet that has a full display (just like full touchscreen devices) for his face instead of just holes for the eyes and mouth.

How about his armour being powered by Android? Nah; I wouldn’t want Google coming after me. But then, maybe I can strike a deal with Google to actually do that as a way to further promote Android?


I might as well just invent my own OS for the armour to run on 🙂 Ha, the things you can do when you live and breath in creativity – create your own worlds, rules, physics, and pretty much anything that catches your fancy.

Your Input?

So, any ideas from you guys? What would you like Earth2’s superhero, Mr. Mobility to look like? Feel free to be as descriptive as possible. Colours too?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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14 comments

  1. Funny, there are many side to Mr mobility and discovering them layer after layers is fascinating. Well ?i will like a muscular, Mr mobility wearing tights and a 007 tech type.

  2. My brother was very big on graphic novels (NOT comics) and still is, so I can relate.

    When I think Super Hero types, Iron Man comes to mind. Mr Mobility’s outfit can be made up of the best of OSes with an OS name like Yomitroid or Yomian (without being too egotistical, get me? ;)) I think his outfit should be adaptable in the Nigerian climate i.e. a cross between Teflon and Gortex-strong and adaptable and easy to clean 🙂

    Now what is his mission-is it to correct anomalies in the technosphere? Addressing tech problems of mere mortals caught up in a web of jargon and gadgets?

  3. I don’t think Google will come after you for using Android as the OS of the Super hero in your write up when companies all over the world are using the real thing and modifying it to their taste. Again, using Android solely might cause gloating amongst us Android fan boys.

    I think a name chosen from a conglomeration of the major operating systems would be ideal so that collectively, they would eliminate the weaknesses of individual OSes and also leverage on their strength.

    OSes to future:
    iOS
    Symbian
    Android
    Blackberry
    Windows Phone7

    I venture the name iSymdroidB7. lol.

  4. How about his armour being powered by Android? Nah ; I wouldn’t want Google coming after me. But then, maybe I can strike a deal with Google to actually do that as a way to further promote Android

    God forbid

    Again, using Android solely might cause gloating amongst us Android fan boys.

    Might?a grandiose understatement

    That would be like- ceding power to a clueless president to mis-use.

    How about a name like BlackWinSymbiOSys?

    The Android omission is understandably a DELIBERATE mistake..(+ tongue in cheek +)

    The head of the HUMANoid (i could not find the word ‘Android’ in my dictionary) can be depicted by a digital camera – sprouting earphones, the chest sporting a combo touch/qwerty keypads, and the’ legs’ can be tyres (portraying ‘mobility’)

  5. I think he should be a geek (but not antisocial) that dons his outfit in the server room. Which also means he should be cool-headed.

  6. Might? a grandiose understatement

    That would be like- ceding power to a clueless president to mis-use.

    How about a name like BlackWinSymbiOSys?

    The Android omission is understandably a DELIBERATE mistake. .(+ tongue in cheek +)

    The head of the HUMANoid (i could not find the word ‘Android’ in my dictionary) can be depicted by a digital camera – sprouting earphones , the chest sporting a combo touch/qwerty keypads , and the ’ legs ’ can be tyres (portraying ‘mobility’)

    Android users in the house, let’s try to be our brothers keepers. Let’s try balancing the power here and cede power to losers on compassionate grounds, after all, are we not dealing with the unreal world?

    Since Android is dominating the real world, let’s leave the dream world for them so they have something to cheer about. This is about all they have left. Even God allows dreams.

  7. @ Harry – I don’t see the problem as most mobile phone users in Nigeria don’t use Android phones anyway so it’s got to be accessible to a variety of people.

    I also agree that some kind of amalgamated name is the way to go, picking the best bits of all OSes (if that’s not too much). unless we can think up something to call it.

  8. Reeediculous. Charming more like. Have fun. Aqualord hehehe. I’m going to tell my thirty-something year old scientist friend who used to sketch and dreams of doing a comic book too. That it’s possible.

  9. Mr. Mobility MUST NOT have pint (pant…like superman, batman).
    Can mr mobility have an alter ego???
    What tribe would he claim?
    Finally, he should have 2 side kicks; Harry and Eye.bee.kay. Noni cn act as a mistress (who wud secretly plot with Harry to overcome the world with their super droid creation). Spacyzuma his Alfred (as in batman-ish). Bosun?? Hmmmm!!!
    *sighs* i’m gettin carried awaysha!
    Ehen! Let Zsch be the voice over (like big brother-ish)

  10. @Zsch – people usually worry about me but I worry about you! But now you’ve mentioned it, I do like the idea of being a baddie so long as it works in with my evil laugh (children find it fascinating) and plans for World Domination….

    @Izi – I was thinking the same re: agbada, lol.

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