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POWER SCHOOL 2013!
Powernaut Comics is once again charging into the future - of 2013!
(signed) Scott Eiler, Publisher for Powernaut Comics, 2013.
Wikis! Spanker 4
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?
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.
Wiki! Casey von Aluminumfoil
Where in the world is Net.ropolis?
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.
David the Jellyfish
I thought I knew of what your world considers celebrities, but I am not familiar with all of these you mention.
Hello, David and the Space Jellyfish! We have people of Net.ropolis and people of Power City in this strip.
Wikis! Skunk Girl
Wiki! Pizza Fu
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?
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.
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 publications 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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