Gretchen and I had the idea of having our couple invite their friends over for an anniversary party. (How could we possibly have come up with such an idea?) Since Sam and I are the biggest comics fans, we went upstairs to work on that bit, leaving Gretchen and the rest of the group to work on another bit.
Sam and I had a great time writing the bit -- which we hope that some of you will see this year at ConClave! We had to invent a lot of super-heroes and villains for the sketch, since we weren't using any existing characters.
Well, except for one. A tossed-off-for-laughs character who had appeared in a few Marvel comics in the 1980s and who hadn't been seen since. But he was exactly what we needed for the bit and we figured that only members of the subspecies Comics geekus maximus would actually catch the reference.
Until he showed up on the cover of an upcoming issue of "She-Hulk" in last month's Previews.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Captain Ultra!