Frank Derryl produces special cells in his body. He inherited this from his father, who mysteriously disappeared after his refusal to cooperate with a big pharmaceutical corporation. When Frank finds out about his special powers, he decides to use them and becomes AntiBodyMan. Dressed in a suit and mask that help him harvest the antibodies he produces, AntiBodyMan moves around the city to fight the engineered viruses, dna stealing parasites and other pandemics produced by his enemies.
Superheroes reflect on our interaction with the city and embody society’s dreams and fears about technologies. This work explores how the technologies emerging out of laboratories today might shape the superheroes of tomorrow.
A big fan of AntiBodyMan, Isaac hardly takes his costume off, even when he goes to the supermarket.
Photographs by Jamie Tiller, illustration by Bali Engel