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POWER SCHOOL 2013!

Homecoming!

Greeting

Hello, Readers!

Powernaut Comics is once again charging into the future - of 2013!

(signed) Scott Eiler, Publisher for Powernaut Comics, 2013.

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Pizza!

Wikis! Spanker 4

Spanker-Wiki

Psychovant

Psycho-Wiki

Doom Bear

Doom-Wiki
Battle Chess!

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Lois N.

If Paula and Principal Powernaut are the astronauts from that Mars mission in 1962, why aren't they the ones going on *this* space mission?

Paulie Poderr

Hi, Lois! Mom and Dad would be great assets for any space mission, but the school needs them as leaders too. I guess they decided the mission needed the smartest Powernaut plus the strongest Powernaut! But they still borrowed the spaceship (and its pilots) from DuoPolarity of Boston; they have the best spaceships. They've been around since the 1990s, and they've done a lot of upgrades since then.

Homecoming!

Wiki! Casey von Aluminumfoil

Casey-Wiki

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Lewis F.

Where in the world is Net.ropolis?

Paulie Poderr

Hi again, Louis! I remember last year you asked where Power City is, if the map says New Jersey but there's a buffalo ranch nearby. Well, Power City may have been somewhere else on a different world once (thanks to fractal time), but now it's settled down in Oregon.

The city of Net.ropolis is the same way, only it's still moving. I think it's at the head of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland now, but don't quote me.

If you're wondering how their team and their fans make it across a continent for our Homecoming... If they have even one guy like a Powernaut, he can fly them across, or even open a portal there. That's what we did, the last time. Maybe they can do it even better.

Celebrities!

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David the Jellyfish

I thought I knew of what your world considers celebrities, but I am not familiar with all of these you mention.

Paulie Poderr

Hello, David and the Space Jellyfish! We have people of Net.ropolis and people of Power City in this strip.

  • Ultimate Ninja. He started leading people of Net.ropolis during crises in the 1990s. And he stayed around. When the city decided to have a special class for its younger heroes, he was the obvious leader - and the obvious principal.
  • Galatea. She is ancient, but has resurfaced in the modern age (ref: 1944). Maybe she wants to see if modern superhero games are anything like the original Olympics. So she helps lead the Net.ropolis High School.
  • Bandoliers. The first Bandolier was a human vigilante, albeit with impressive armor. He faced the first wave of superhumans on our world - as an equal. He's been wounded and wearied since, but his daughter carries on with him and for him. He adopted her. She's the daughter of superhumans, and she inherited their powers - plus her adoptive father's armor. In her debut she hunted... Psychovant, in *his* debut!
  • Lucianus Autonomus. He was Fidel Castro's favorite boxer once. He's also the nearest thing this world has, to a "Sorcerer Supreme".
  • Vara Hosea. She was a famous pianist, but she got channeled by mystic death-force. So she became a superhuman, alongside superheroes. She's stepped back from that, but she can still guide the others of her community in times of crisis (ref: 2006). She has long worked closely with Lucianus Autonomus. In this world, they are married - and the parents of Vicki, our Candy Coach!

Our Teams!

Wikis! Skunk Girl

Skunk-Wiki

Irony Girl

Irony-Wiki

Wiki Boy

Wiki-Wiki
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The Excitement is Starting!

Wikis!

Lava-Wiki Lava Lamp

Mashup Laq

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The Legion Strikes Back!

That's What I Thought You Said

Targeted!

Crud

Who's a Good Dog??

Wiki! Pizza Fu

Pizza-Wiki

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Carlos Tyler

Hey, Paulie, that picture of Power City looks pretty simplistic. I see a few houses, but no shopping centers. Where do people live, in a city in that many skyscrapers? And, wasn't your high school in among the skyscrapers last year?

Paulie Poderr

Hello, Carlos! People mostly live and shop in the skyscrapers! Buildings like that are called, arcologies. In between, there's a pedestrian mall. People can also move around town in subways - actually conveyor belts. Freight mostly gets delivered that way too, from delivery trucks out by the highway, downriver from town. Robotic lift-arms deploy it all on our end!

As for Power School... We built the stadium this year, for our Homecoming game. We put it outside town, because you know how superhumans get. The Powernauts *moved* our Power School out by it! People from town rode the new subway extension out to the game.

To Be Continued - in Part 2!


Some Guys Are Ready for More Power School

Author's Notes:

Powernauts beyond 2011 were never my original purpose for the series. Yet I have published Power School 2012. As the story often does, it continues itself - this time, into the modern age.

I have a tradition of swapping storylines between eras. Before this series, Powernaut 2006 had a great run (if you count Power Stars 1945). But it's time for something else. Powernaut 1987 is a priority, but it's not quite ready. And I keep coming up with ideas of how the Powernaut should approach the modern age in many ways. So, let's go be modern!

I have a proud tradition of tossing ingredients into a story until it all explodes. This year, though, I have actually *removed* two ingredients: Powernauts 1968 and 2005. Having them in return matches against the Doom Bear and Spanker 4, is just too predictable. It's more fun to toss them into *next* year's story.

As for *this* year's story... I gave Wiki Boy and Pizza Fu one win apiece, just because. Every other play, I decided with dice amongst the combatants. And then it came down to one critical play, with Irony Girl against Pizza Fu. Irony Girl won the dice roll, so I drew the first two strips accordingly. But the art revealed, Irony Girl would have had to change her strategy. So I re-rolled, and gave Pizza Fu some modifiers for being the home team *and* having been established as a martial artist, perfect for taking on this powerful foe. So, he won! I have alternate strips on my web site. But I think, it turned out for the best.

The promotional poster was inspired by some cyber-security posters at work, in turn inspired by political campaign posters and cute animated movies at the same time. Honestly, the work posters were even stranger than Psycho Doom Spank for America.

(to be continued, in Part 2)

(signed) Scott Eiler, 10 August 2017.


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Credits:

Characters Creator
Megaphone Bernie Lisewski
Bandolier Richard Desautels
Leo; Titan Ray Conrad
Ultimate Ninja wReam
Irony Man Doug Moran
Skunk Girl Ted Brock
Occultism Kid Josh Guerink
WikiBoy Tom Russell
Lava Lamp; You're-Not-Hitting-Me-Hard-Enough Lad Arthur Spitzer
Casey von Aluminumfoil; The Fastingest Man Alive; Galatea; Kid Enthusiastic; Mashup Laq Drew Perron
Powernauts; Power School; Lucianus Autonomus; Vara Hosea; Psychovant; Doom Bear; Spanker 4 Scott Eiler

The story and all artwork in this fiction are copyright © 2017 by Eiler Technical Enterprises.