ASH/HCC: Coherent Super Stories #32 - Making Contract
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Mon Jul 8 00:57:23 PDT 2013
On Fri, 5 Jul 2013 21:15:57 +0000 (UTC), Dave Van Domelen wrote:
> [Cover shows Doctor Developer at a crudely-constructed roadside stand
> with a sign reading "Psychotic Help - 5 cents" with a line of low-grade
> supervillains stretching off the edge of the frame. At the head of the line
> is an embittered round-headed kid with a pictographic speech bubble
> describing his desire for an exploding football.]
Oooooooh. Doc Developer as Doc Samson?
> "They say you're the guy to go to for big-leagues stuff that doesn't
> need a freak factor."
Ahhhh, not quite.
> "Nope. See, the thing no one knows yet is that while I'm grabbing all
> the camera-shots, my brother is working the crowd, or doing a little light
> looting. But he's a normal, and I'm worried someone's eventually going to
> notice him and assume he's a super. I want something that'll let him...I
> dunno, have a better chance. Armor, or stealth, or a decent weapon. So he
> can live long enough to escape."
Ah! Very nice - giving villains positive motives = yes.
> "We've been really lucky so far...that wad might not be enough
> to set anyone up for life, but right now, well, it's just money, right?
> Spend it smart or it's no good, my mom always said."
> "There's a slip of paper in with the cash. My brother says you use that
> Oozenet thing, there's a Peachy Peeky or whatever, and a list of groups he
*snerk* It took me a bit to figure this out.
> Collaboration has a history of gumming things up in ASH...witness how
> the entire output of three ASH writers was the three issues of Capstone the
> year it came out. We'd cranked out a few dozen issues in the year before.
Eesh. ^^; I remember hitting that place in the archives and going "huh".
> So I approached High Concept Challenge #37 with some skepticism. But I
> decided to go with a simple vignette using Google Drive to write in
> alternating fashion with Andy.
Oh, yeah, that works muy well.
> The premise for Terra-Soar was that she was a C-lister who only lasted
> as long as she did in Detroit because there weren't any fliers in the city in
> the mid-90s, so as long as she scarpered before helicopters could box her in,
> she could act with relative impunity, distracting people from her brother's
> larcenous activities.
Interesting. I wonder what happened to her? (Well, she probably died with
all the other superhumans is what, but before that.)
> Andrew had no notes to add, but he did say that the choice of the date
> lines up with a period where Doctor Developer was trying to make some quick
> cash so he could move out of Detroit.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, wonder what happened to her brother.
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