From the Archives – And the Rest of the No Brand Heroes

We’ve gone through quite a few members of the No Brand Heroes in this series, but honestly the team has a very deep bench. Doing write ups on every single one of them would take forever. So, to keep this from getting unwieldy, in this article, we’re going to cover the heroes who aren’t Duct Tape Boy, Greenboy, the Gardening Ninja, or Magical Girl Girl.

Some of these heroes have played vital, main roles over the years, while others have only played minor parts. But each and every single one of them is a full fledged member of the No Brand Heroes.

Well, except the couple who aren’t. Continue reading From the Archives – And the Rest of the No Brand Heroes

From the Archives – The Evil Machinations of Executron

The biggest enemy every faced by the No Brand Heroes is also technically the smallest. The evil Executron has come after our heroes time and time again, usually in an attempt to take over the world, conquer the convention, or just cause havoc in general. He’s also tried to give out advice to people, and for a while actually sat on a convention committee.

It’s really confusing.

In this installment of our continuing series on the NoBrandverse, we hopefully can clear some of that confusion up, talk about the tiny robot’s origins, and talk about his myriad of bizarre henchmen. He really does have some strange ones. Continue reading From the Archives – The Evil Machinations of Executron

From the Archives – The Most Recent Recruit, ‘Magical Girl Girl’

One of the more recent recruits to join the illustrious No Brand Heroes is none other than Magical Girl Girl. Magical Girl Girl is… a magical girl? I mean, it’s kind of right there in the name. We’re not exactly making this hard.

With the Gardening Ninja absent, and the current Greenboy out on assignment more often than not, she’s become Duct Tape Boy’s frequent companion since showing up. So let’s talk about how she joined the team, and what exactly her role is.

Because, y’know, that’s the whole theme of this series of posts. Continue reading From the Archives – The Most Recent Recruit, ‘Magical Girl Girl’

From the Archives – So the Gardening Ninja is Kind of Useless

So this week we’ve talked about Duct Tape Boy and Greenboy, so it’s about time we got to another well known member of the No Brand Heroes – the Gardening Ninja. While a “vital” member of the team (at least according to him), it’s rare to see him voluntarily go out on a mission.

And when you think about it, he’s actually kind of useless.

But considering he’s also considered the current “leader” of the No Brand Heroes, it would be weird not to talk about him. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the history of the Gardening Ninja, how he joined the group, how he rose through the ranks, and how none of it made any bit of difference. Continue reading From the Archives – So the Gardening Ninja is Kind of Useless

From the Archives – Who or What is a ‘Greenboy?’

Greenboy (or ‘Green Boy’ depending on who writes it down) is one of the No Brand Heroes and Duct Tape Boy’s sidekick. But Greenboy isn’t just a single person, but a mantle passed down over the ages from one sidekick to another — and it goes back much further than you’d expect.

So in this ongoing trip through the lore of the No Brand Heroes, why don’t we sit down for a minute and explain the vague-ish history and legacy of the Greenboys.

Or something. Continue reading From the Archives – Who or What is a ‘Greenboy?’

From the Archives – Fighting Egyptian Space Mummies

Duct Tape Boy and the No Brand Heroes have fought off many foes over the years, but hardly any were as strange as the Egyptian Space Mummies. Apparently they are both from Egypt and from Space, and no that doesn’t make sense to us either. When pressed, the Egyptian Space Mummies admitted that they’re mostly from Space, but are a quarter Egyptian on their mother’s side.

We’re concerned that they all seem to have the same mother.

Duct Tape Boy first encountered them while on assignment in Peru in 2007, where the Egyptian Space Mummies were attempting to set up a counterfeit T-shirt cartel. News reports were fairly positive. Continue reading From the Archives – Fighting Egyptian Space Mummies

From the Archives – ‘Duct Tape Boy: Living Legend’

Our mascot Duct Tape Boy, superhero for the masses, and the rest of the No Brand Heroes have been fighting crime and saving the world (when everyone else is too busy to do it) for quite some time. Back in 2006, a short documentary was made about Duct Tape Boy, where some of his compatriots reminisce about their times working with him — including the then-current Greenboy.

(There have been quite a few Greenboys over the millennia.)

So sit back, enjoy the nostalgia, and learn a few things about our adhesive hero. Hopefully you can forgive the sound and video quality, since this was produced in the internet-beforetimes. Continue reading From the Archives – ‘Duct Tape Boy: Living Legend’

Pardon the Mess!

So you may have noticed things look a little bit different around these parts. Right now we’re giving the website a good old overhaul for the 2018 convention, and that means a fresh new look!

While we pick through the various bits, please let us know if we made a mistake or two though. We’re doing our best, so we ask you to please hang in there. Our mascot is made from duct tape for a reason.

Join No Brand Con Staff!

No Brand Con Staff meetings are starting up this Thursday at 7PM. We are looking for awesome people like YOU to help us make No Brand Con 2018!

Stop on by The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Ho Chunk Room, 3rd floor of Davies on September 14th. We are eager to meet you!

(Regular meetings after that continue at 8pm on Thursdays, and you can email us for their location.)

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