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What do you do when you have no Powernauts? In the finest Powernaut tradition, we now proudly present a new Powernaut for a new era. Finally, one for the 1980s and beyond! To properly reflect this important occasion for this series which has been going for decades, we're calling this series Year One. So, enjoy!
(signed) Scott Eiler, Publisher for Powernaut Comics, 1987.
I hesitate to drop names, but Mister Goldblatt and I actually go way back. He was one of the Hyper-Children in Hypergaard 1969. He was the one who was dressed like a Powernaut then. So I paid close attention to his career. At first when I heard of the Powernaut movie, I wondered if that was the reason he was dressed like that in Hypergaard. But... well, keep reading this series to find out.
Finally, the missing link in the history of Powernauts. I would love to have skipped to some other stories, but I really have to start this Powernaut here. I would also love to have stuck to my conventional Powernaut drawing style, but part of the concept for this one was "100% Digital!" DC was trying that concept out with Batman specials at the time. They promptly abandoned it. I will do likewise after this series ends. But people say, creators should try things outside their comfort zones.
The concept allows for a certain level of crappy art, suitable for 1987 drawing software. That's about what I use here. (My strong right hand usually handles the drawing duties.) In the modern age, some better drawing software exists, with character templates... but it's not readily available. If it were, it still wouldn't be appropriate for 1987. So I'll just shut up now and try to get the job done.
(to be continued)
(signed) Scott Eiler, probably March 2017.
The story and all artwork in this fiction are copyright © 2018 by Eiler Technical Enterprises.