This place just hasn't been the same since Joe Phillips, aka the Commish, founder of the Denver Kickball Coalition and general city asset, headed west. But Phillips hasn't left Denver entirely behind. In fact, he's now producing an online comic titled "The Denver Defenders" -- "the world's most democratic comic book," he explains, because the name, lineup and future stories are "chosen by the people." Among the superheroes currently watching over our fair city: MexiCandy Man, who protects Casa Bonita; the Poet Lariat, who spouts variations on "Howl"; and the Pavilion Proletariat, who takes aim at high prices at Denver Pavilions. Commish, we still get a kick out of you. Find the Denver Defenders at http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=37552017.