The Coronavirus Con Season is upon us, and comic book creators are preparing differently. For one superstar comic book artist and sculpted statue of a man, Greg Capullo, it's a very serious situation, but one for which he has a solution.
Capullo took to Twitter on the weekend of C2E2 to write:
Capullo isn't the only one. In response to his tweet, Mitch Gerads posted a photo of creators wearing rubber gloves at convention tables.
But Capullo has a completely different, some would say much better, solution.
But will it work? To find out, we talked to world-renowned health expert and chief physician at the DeVry University Teaching Hospital, Professor Thaddeus T. Puffinbottoms.
"Capullo's stance actually complies with CDC recommendations," Puffinbottoms explained. "So long as he doesn't rub his eyes with his fist or put his fist in his mouth, this should keep him safe, assuming he also follows all other guidelines. In fact, it may help to quell the spread of coronavirus worldwide."
"Yes," Puffinbottoms explained. "It's still early in the process, and scientists could take a year or longer to develop a vaccine. In the meantime, the coronavirus spreads unchecked, with no one willing to stand in its way."
"No one but one man," Puffinbottoms continued. "Greg Capullo, that brave, mustachioed hero with the bulging biceps, the only man with the courage to punch coronavirus right in the face."
Wait, you're saying that by fistbumping people who might have coronavirus, Greg Capullo could defeat the pandemic… with only his fists?
"Exactly!" the professor exclaimed. "This could be Greg Capullo's Captain America moment. But instead of punching out Hitler, Greg Capullo will punch out the coronavirus!"
"DeVry University doesn't just hand out degrees to anyone who pays for them," Puffinbottoms replied.
"Oh, look at the time, gotta go," Puffinbottoms interrupted. "Give 'em hell, Greg!"
Of course, the coronavirus isn't without allies, so first Capullo will need to take out anyone attempting to thwart his plans…
Capullo also saved a photo of the man, though he later deleted the tweet pointing it out.
So if you see Greg Capullo at a convention, don't try to shake his hand or give him a hug. Fistbumps are acceptable, but you may want to wear some padding or something. Have you seen his arms?!