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THE ADVENTURES OF PowerTEEN!
Hello, my Power Patrol! Welcome to my 1955 adventures - wholesome comics for the whole family!
(signed) The Powernaut!
Why did you run away after you beat up that Army tank? (Powernaut 1955 #10) I know you were changing from Powerteen to Paulie, but didn't you want the other kids to see it was you doing all that cool stuff?
(signed) Francis L., age 6
It's tempting to make people want to like me just for being PowerTeen. But that would be like cheating. Besides, when I ran away, the Army guy in the tank still had a gun. As Paulie, I would have been helpless.
Thanks for writing!
(signed) Paulie P., age 16
The gang said your new comic was cool, so I tried it out. But it's stupid. How come you were grown up and wrestling crocodiles and saving women and doing cool stuff last year, but you're back in high school now? And don't tell me Powerteen is Powernaut stories from growing up long ago, 'cause that's Bill Haley on Powerteen's jukebox! And don't tell me the real Powernaut is the future Powerteen, 'cause Powernaut fought Hitler!
(signed) Ricky D., age 17
Thanks for reading all those old stories! The publisher says, those are like a grown-up PowerTeen from another Earth. It's hard to imagine me grown up and hanging around with lady wrestlers, but I guess on another Earth anything's possible!
I hope my new adventures grow (up) on you!
(signed) Paulie P.
Oh, snort. I have been waiting since before 1954 for this series.
I wanted to call him Powerboy. But others like that name too, including (oddly) DC Comics. And PowerTeen actually works better. "Teen" was a hot new term around 1955.
One goal of this series is aggressively boring writing about trivial stuff, on the scale of Archie Comics. I can't meet that standard. Nor can I promise continuous action in the Powernaut tradition. But I can probably make the 1955 series as consistently funny as (say) the True Love episode of Powernaut 1954.
The most hilarious part might just be Me 1955 wearing a tie. No, not Wyatt Ferguson 1955. Me 1955. The real Me 1955 was sperm, though it suspected its target by then... Anyway, I've assumed my full self in 1955, as the Powernaut's editor. And Me 1955 is a typical 1955 editor.
Perhaps some contempt toward the readership shines through in this series. Just like misogyny toward womanhood shone through in 1954. As ever: Don't blame the Powernaut, blame 1955.
In case the editor doesn't get a chance to mention this stuff in letter pages: This series almost writes itself. The plot comes from rolling dice. Concepts 2, 13, 36, and 73 from the plot mill of January - February were selected: Loveable Clumsy Grampa; Computing Machine; Weirdness; and Origin. And hey, you kids, why're you worrying about how the Powernaut was old in 1954 and young in 1955? It's just a funny book!
... Enough about the writing. Another goal of the series is, cartoony art like Archie or Peanuts. But the Powernaut series starts out from cartoony in 1941. In 1955 the Powernaut Comics Group is hiring frustrated artists from before the Comics Code crackdown. Meanwhile, in 2012 the artist wants maximum layout too. (Perhaps the 2012 artist is still learning his craft.) So the art may not always look as boring as Archie Comics. It may even look less cartoony than Powernaut 1941. The editor had to intervene to make the PowerTeen origin panel not look so much like Frankenstein or Wolverine.
(signed) Scott Eiler, 10 Mar 2012.
All artwork and characters in this fiction are copyright © 2012 by Eiler Technical Enterprises.