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REMAKE: The Gadget Man by PaulSizer REMAKE: The Gadget Man by PaulSizer
This week's REMAKE/REMODEL thread from Warren Ellis' WHITECHAPEL forums.
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"The Gadget Man. Click Rush, the Gadget Man, was created by Lester Dent and appeared in Crime Busters from 1937 to 1938. Rush was a tall, lean, strong young man with brown hair and eyes. (Brown was his favorite color; he usually dressed all in brown.) Rush was an amateur investigator who invented gadgets towards this end. He'd come to the "big city" with the "notion of selling super-modern, crook-catching gadgets to the police." After the cops laughed him out of the station house he went out on his own.

Well, okay. He was prompted by a talking toad: "Bufa, of the species Bufonidae, which feeds on snails, slugs, insects, and such undesirable things....(I'm) eager to hire an expert private detective to investigate crimes I think need solving." The toad succeeds in convincing Click to solve crime (the $10,000 fee for each crime helped, too.) but proved to be an only average boss, enjoying giving Click the razz and showing a mean sense of humour.

Among Rush's gadgets include a portable x-ray device, phone-tapping equipment, a bulletproof vest, a repeating hypodermic needle he used to deliver a knockout drug; exploding matches; knockout gas vials; containers of liquefied tear gas; and a number of other such things.

A mad inventor and techno-detective of the 1930s who believed himself to be the employee of a toad. I suspect the toad to be the kind depraved people lick.
Anyway. Wrap your brains around that one."

The result of inspiration and too many cold meds...

I guess I imagined Click being contacted by "Bufa", his mysterious benefactor, who he only saw via his avatar of a frog. Of course, this assumes that Click has access to the Inter-connected Broadcast Transmission Grid, an early precursor to the internet in the late 30's. I also imagined that all the gadgets and gear that Click invented and couldn't sell to the police would just be added to himself, making him a kind of add-on cybernetic organism.

I also imagined my dog was dancing down the hallway, but that was just the DayQuil kicking in,I guess...
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AlessandroTheDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
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Sonkuro Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one to see the correlation between this guy and inspector gadget!

Maybe this guy is like the precursor to inspector gadget since he came first.

Or perhaps gadget was simply inspired by this. Either way this is Awesome!!! Almost like a steampunk version of gadget....now there's an idea...
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, yes. I loved that show, and the theme. The film, well, it wasn't that great...
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AlessandroTheDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student General Artist
i invite to see mah art
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent. This is the first time I've managed to be on dA in a while, but I always enjoy your Remakes. Not only is it amusing to see what kind of superheroes populated old comics, but your take on them is great every time.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Anytime
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SqueekyTheBalletRat Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ZOMG!!! froggy!!! hes cool, yeah!!!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
All righty then...thanks!
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SqueekyTheBalletRat Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre welcome, yeah!!!
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