Right alongside Batman and Superman, Nashville now has its own superhero, and it's all thanks to one man's creative comic book imagination.
You can simply call him "Kid Nash," but there's nothing simple about him. He flies through the skies with superhero powers and good-guy intentions, courtesy of Nashville artist Brett Thompson.
The power of the pen is strong in the hands of the comic book creator.
"We can blow up downtown Nashville then rebuild it the next day without affecting traffic," Thompson said.
Thankfully, Kid Nash is not that kind of guy.
"Usually, the guys blowing up the buildings are the bad guys," Thompson said.
The superhero world first grabbed the artist at age 9. While on a family trip to the beach, the sight of the ocean could not hold water to a gas station glimpse at a comic book rack.
"Ever since then, I've been reading and buying comics. It's just a part of me now," Thompson said.
Of course, he knows comic book passion at his age now opens him up to some "g-words" - "grow up" and "geek."
"There's a different kind of geek. I try to keep my 'comic book geek' reigned in," he said.
And it's all while creating a world where cartoon Demetria Kalodimos delivers the nightly news and the good guys always win.
"That's kind of what I'm hoping this comic book can do for Nashville - help us all realize we're all in this together," Thompson said. Maybe we can do good in the real world and not just on the drawing page."
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:11 GMT
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