Essen, Germany, Planet Earth, A.D. 2009
A red hot, pea-sized piece of rock then hit his hand before bouncing off and causing a foot wide crater in the ground.
According to young Gerrit Blank, the meteorite came from the sky in a blinding flash of light, there was pain in his hand, then “an enormous bang like a crash of thunder.” Scientists are studying the meteorite. There was no report of aliens emerging from the space rock… yet.
Besides a gnarly 3-inch scar, the young man is expected to be imbued with super-human powers and embark on a career of saving the world in tight fitting clothes.
Not reported is the exact nature of the as-yet-unnamed super powers. He may have a super-human hand, fingers, or amazingly soft skin. Equally mysterious is what arch-enemy (or enemies) he must face, or if he will join the Super Heroes Union Local 618.
Last but not least, is the similarity of the boy’s name to a certain blogger from California (that would be me) trying to get some traction from the story. Years of trying to explain the pronunciation to Americans will be over when the graphic novel becomes a blockbuster movie franchise from Pixar.