I ended up writing the comic. The boss originally hired a writer (one of our clients) to script the story but her first draft was more absurdist and comedic than he expected. He was apparently looking for something more “realistic”. With superheroes.
I think there’s an inherent goofiness to superheroes. If they’re tackling “real” problems they lose a lot of their magic. Superheroes require super problems to justify their existence. The boss and I talked about it and, with guidelines, he told me to come up with a story. I think I probably tooks some ideas from the writer’s script (I don’t remember now) but I added plenty of my own and made things even more absurd. The image posted this morning is the first page of the script. I sketched the whole thing out so the boss could get an idea of what the final product might look like.