SW10: Powernaut 2011 (#10 and) #11: Next We Find Our Weakness!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sun Oct 21 17:35:19 PDT 2012

It looks like I made my double-episode weekend schedule last Monday 
without telling RACC! 
http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/2011b.htm#10 has that.  If 
you perhaps saw that already 'cause I nagged you on Facebook or Tumblr, 
you can go straight to 
http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/2011b.htm#11 !

Artistically, you may have noticed the characters morphing as they march 
through Magic Land. I've gotten some favorable comment on some of the 
artwork: less sketchy, more stylized. I think any changes which come out 
of Magic Land are for keeps. So we're defining the look of Powernaut 
2012 here. Assuming the world doesn't end so there *can* be a Powernaut 
2012, that is.

Textically, I've written Leo's history for the first time ever. Along 
with that comes the history of Superhuman World 1992-1999. I'd touched 
upon that history in my 1999 stories. Behold a portion of its awesome 
detail! Leo's part of that history is intended to look like the parts of 
Spider-Man's history that people conveniently forget about.

Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson...


All the links here can be found under http://www.eilertech.com/stories/ .

Leo is publicly known as Mark Simon. He is a superhuman with cat-like 
powers - and now vampire powers too. And he has about as much history as 
I have. Aww, shit.

1990: Mark Simon was experimented upon by the CoopTech corporation. He 
fought his way free with his new cat-like powers. Yada yada.

1991: Mark found patrons: Stephen and Julie Wolcott. He became one of 
Julie's bodyguards, and took the name Leo. He thereby got drawn into the 
Total Conversion battle squad which Julie operated for her husband 
Stephen Wolcott (Ellipsis). There he met Doctor Lithium and Crusher Joe 
Corrigan. While on Total Conversion, Leo briefly got a place on the New 
York Yankees roster. The one game in which he played, led to a 
prohibition on superhumans in major league sports. Leo then left Total 
Conversion to work as a trainer for the Yankees.

1997-1998: Leo was re-recruited to Total Conversion as they fought 
against the Last Army. Crusher Joe and Doctor Lithium were there also, 
as was Vara Hosea under the name Bokor. Total Conversion eventually 
dissolved when its leaders Stephen and Julie Wolcott were captured.

1999: Stephen and Julie Wolcott reappeared. (asabove.htm) Shortly 
thereafter, the Earth suffered a reboot-level crisis. (me1999.htm#hung) 
After the crisis, Leo stayed in seclusion. Rumors say, he was mutated 
during battles with the Last Army and had nine tails.

2003: Leo, now cured, briefly reunited with Stephen and Julie Wolcott 
for a celebrity baseball game. (november.htm) In the wake of that game, 
he married a supermodel.

2005: Leo was plagued by a vampire queen. To avoid vampires, he sold his 
marriage to the Devil - and then signed on with the British Army in 
Iraq! I worked with him there - and so did the Powernaut! 

2007: Leo took refuge from the world, alongside Crusher Joe on Crusher 
Island in Washington state. (2007/crusher.htm) Unfortunately, Crusher 
Island was then attacked by Lunar allies of the Russians. 

2008: Crusher Joe was drawn back into alliance with U.S. superhumans. 
Leo defected from him, and went on missions with militias against the 
U.S. Government. (2008/commentQ1.htm#oakland) Meanwhile Leo came under 
continuous harassment by invisible aliens known as Zarkonites. 
Eventually he tired, time-travelled back to 2005, married Rose the 
Vampire Queen, and became Leo the Vampire King! Leo and Rose then 
accepted sponsorship from a mysterious superhuman known as Eric X, and 
moved to the island realm of Tuvalu. There Leo would command pirates as 
Leo the Pirate Vampire King! (2008/assessment.htm#undersea)

2009: Leo, now Captain Mark Simon of the Tuvalu Defense Force, worked 
with U.S. Vice-President "Crusher" Joe Corrigan to negotiate a mutual 
assistance treaty. He also hired a mercenary to deal with his original 
experimenters, who were selling meat made from his clones. 

... Phew. I think the Powernaut would not stay awake if someone recited 
this history to him. But I love this stuff. In 2009 I said, based on 
sheer weirdness, the world needed to watch Leo. I was right.

(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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