[MV] The Super Wizard From Space #34: Cephalo Paul's Revenge, Part 1

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Nov 28 18:12:31 PST 2012

On 11/28/2012 8:50 AM, Wil Alambre wrote:

> "They're so vast, they shatter civilizations in passing. We're so
> insignificant, we know them only through catastrophe. Our understanding
> is so limited, we can't even properly *describe* them. We don't give
> them names because names are for simple things; we give them *legends*!
> The Small Army! The Unfixed Constellation! The Red Hand! The Great
> Disaster!"

... The Summoning of Sidekicks!

> "Oh yes. Yes yes yes, you were! We heard. Very hard not to; you got
> louder the more you drank. You said you knew where a Super Wizard From
> Space is. Exactly where he is. And you just needed someone to take you
> there. Well, good news, little mollusk. We will help. We will take you
> there."

I think you need a shell to be a mollusc.  (I researched that for an 
episode of Kristi the Animal Girl.)

> "Can you imagine, my brothers! Knowing where! And not inside a star or a
> sun, but on a real planet that anyone can go to, that anyone can land
> on. Where the faithful of the Sixth Column can be in the presence of
> magnificent power. We can worship at his feet directly, where he might
> notice us! Might acknowledge us! Might show us favour!

I imagined the Super Wizard From Space moping in his room, until 
circumstances dragged him out.  But it *is* a *very bright* room; if he 
stays there too long, maybe he just merges into the sun never to be seen 
again.  His wizard race probably has a special term for that, but his 
crown(s) would probably not appreciate being left on their own. 
Speaking of which, if he only wears one, do the others channel their 
power through it, or do they stay behind and sulk?

> The suited man put the loop around his neck, letting the horns settle on
> his chest. "This is my trophy necklace. When soldiers of my race defeat
> our hated enemies in battle, we scalp them and take these as proof of
> victory. If we collect enough, we can use them as a telepathic weapon.
> I'm told it feels like a bomb going off inside your brain. Very nasty."
> Paul got up on his tentacles, a little wobbly but full of renewed sense
> of purpose. His beady eyes were alight, staring at the necklace. "Is
> that the weapon you promised? You reckon it'll work on him?"

Well, *I'll* admit the possibility.  The Super-Wizard From Space is 
probably low on morale right now, though it'll be interesting to see how 
his crown(s) react to having their bearers under mind control.

> "Then yes, it'll work. You lead us to Super Wizard From Space and we
> will have our vengeance... you for your murdered brother, me for the
> genocide of my race," declared the space-sasquatch.


> I haven't posted new fiction for a long time. I have various excuses,
> though most of it can be boiled down to plain procrastination. However,
> the coffee shop near me finally reopened after some renovations and I
> took that as a hint to get back into the swing of things. I'm hoping
> to get into a weekly schedule again, bouncing between writing and
> drawing/inking.

Oooh, a balanced life of the sort I rarely attain!

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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