A few years ago, we launched Captain Excelsior, a project which Chris
Jones and I consider to be one of the best things we've ever worked on.
Week after week, we grew to know and love these characters. And so, it
is with some sadness that we tell you we will be changing his name.
We were informed that using the term "excelsior" for a superhero comic
might not be terribly legally smart. Rather than put ourselves in a bad
position, we've decided to change the name. So...
Meet the new bastard, same as the old bastard. Captain Stupendous.
Believe me when I say that this name change came through no small amount
of effort. Chris, I, and many of our friends spent hundreds of hours
looking through lists of ancient gods, weapons, boat names, thesaurus
synonyms, archaic words, medical conditions, monkey species, and made-up
bullshit. Captain Zeus, Captain Gladyx, Captain USS Mississippi... none
were quite right. We finally settled on Captain Stupendous, since we
think it has the same old-fashioned superhero spirit as the original.
We're still adjusting to the name change, but we like it and hope you do
too. This is the first time Chris and I have been published together, and
we're damn proud of this book.
As "Shakespeare" once "said" ... a Captain Excelsior by any other name
would still smell like Old Spice and condoms.
Zach and Chris