Jul 20th 2012 By: Chris Sims
Here at ComicsAlliance, we're pretty big fans of Rex Velvet
, the self-proclaimed real-life super-villain operating out of Seattle who has pit himself against what he considers to be the "silly nerds" of the real-life super-hero community. Up to now, Velvet's sinister exploits have mostly been limited to surprisingly well-produced videos, but this week, he upgraded himself to classic comic book villainy by kidnapping Blitz, the Seattle Seahawks mascot
Fortunately, his plan was foiled by young Agent C
, a twelve year-old hero who teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to stop a super-villain and have, as he put it "probably the best birthday anybody is ever going to get.
" Check out the genuinely heartwarming video after the jump!
The entire thrilling saga was orchestrated as the 5000th wish granted by the Seattle branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in order to help Agent C
(also known as Colby, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy as an infant) fulfill his dream of tracking down a super-villain. To that end, the Make-A-Wish team spent months orchestrating a series of clues for Agent C to track down across Seattle, ending with a helicopter ride and the final capture of Rex Velvet after a silly string battle.
In addition to the obvious fun of the mustachioed, eyepatched and scarred super-villain kidnapping a man in an eagle costume and escaping by speedboat, it's really nice to see Colby's reaction and the enjoyment that he got from the "surreal" experience of his tenure in the world of super-heroes.
As for Velvet, his current whereabouts remain unknown. Despite Agent C's dramatic victory in the Silly String battle and his subsequent capture, it's a well-known fact in Seattle that no prison can hold the greatest criminal mind of our age. And after seeing what he does with his villainous fame, I'm actually pretty happy he's out there.