The guys at Marvel have this running:
"Friend of the show Joe Quesada." Editor-in-Chief. Hmmm. Here's the thing: I used to go out with a gal whose brother knew a kid who roomed with a graphics guy who interned with a woman who knew a letterer at Marvel. Can't get any closer to the word balloons than that, Mister Even Stepheven.
Besides, you may have a cheap Comedy Central Captain American prop closet replica. But I'm still ThirdMate, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Yes, that's the H.M.S. Impossible Hoodie and the model is throwing up the "3M/3rd Mate" stack.)