SW10: New Bosnia #4: The Land of Guns and Women

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sun Dec 28 16:53:26 PST 2014

Part 4:  The Land of Guns and Women


Catalogue of Universes:

- SW10 (Superhuman World 10) plus variants MW01, MW02, TW03

- LNH (Legion of Net.Heroes / Looniverse) plus variant Tooniverse, 
incorporating elements of the Charlton Universe

- MV (Marlo Vivo / Super Wizard from Space)

Dramatis Objecta et Personae:

- Scott Stiles, a.k.a. the "Super Savior", from Earth-SW10 ("Superhuman 
World 10").

- Psychovant the Duck, from Earth-SW10.

- The Sultan Hope Springs VII, resident on Earth-TW03 ("Earth-Turkworld").

- Two "Kubrik's Kubes", cosmic artifacts from the "Looniverse" 

- Atomic Rabbit / Atomic Bunny, from the "Charlton Universe" circa 1955, 
via the LNH Tooniverse.

- Gavrilo the Super Hermit Wizard Monster Bee from Beyond, from the 
universe of the Super Wizards From Space ("Earth-MV").

- Tor the Monster Bee, originally from Earth-MW01 ("Earth-Tyrmj"). 
Stung by Gavrilo.

All characters and items are now on Earth-TW03 ("Earth-Turkworld") 
unless otherwise specified.


What Has Gone Before:

The superhuman former basketball player Scott Stiles, also known as the 
Super Savior, has led 144,000 religious refugees from his 
famine-stricken Earth to an alternate Earth whose leading power is 
Turkey.  The Turks were ready for them.  They were captured near New 
York City by the army of this universe's Sultan, Hope Springs VII.

A hermit wizard monster-bee from yet a third universe was sucked along 
with the refugees.  He used his wizard powers to resist capture, stung 
one man, then saved Scott Stiles and flew away.  The stung man became a 
monster-bee and followed.  They hide now in a warehouse in Bayonne, New 
Jersey - known as New Bosnia here.

Mr. Stiles went out exploring, and heard about the True USA - which only 
goes as far west as Denver.  Meanwhile, the bees captured a rabbit and a 
duck - Atomic Bunny and Psychovant the Duck.  Those are currently 
depowered, though Psychovant can still speak.

The Sultan began planning against the invaders.  The Sultan has many 
consultants with many plans to deal with bees.  One plan seems to have 
begun - with an artillery barrage.  Scott Stiles's party has taken to 
the air to flee their enemies - yet they seem to be flying toward them.

Previous Episode:  New Bosnia Part 3:  The Land of Smoke and Pollen 


Tuesday 24 May 2011


Scott could see artillery shells flying toward them.  And the bees were 
flying toward the cannons.

"Tor!  What's Gavrilo doing?"

"Overmazzster Szzcott, my mazzter szzeekszz a Queen."


The bees were flying so close to the cannons, the enemy couldn't fire on 
them any more.  Gavrilo had even gone beyond.

A middle-aged woman in military outfit drew her pistol and shot at 
Gavrilo.  It had no effect.  He stung her.

She started mutating.

Tor the Monster Bee landed next to Gavrilo, and spoke one last time. 
"We have a new leader."

He bucked.  Scott Stiles fell off.

Scott was still holding on to Psychovant the cyborg duck by its feet. 
The duck said, "I think you got a mutiny here."

"You think??  ... Gavrilo!"  The bee jerked to attention.

"Oh, you moron.  Now the whole Turkish Army knows how to command him. 
So, on that note..."  Psychovant yelled in amplified voice, "Gavrilo! 
Release my demon!"

A bolt of energy came from the monster bee's eyes, and struck the duck.

The duck morphed.  It grew.  It became more like a cartoon.  Its mouth 
grew fangs.  And its eyes spouted flame.

Psychovant looked down at Scott Stiles.  "Still wanna hold on to me?"

"You're a demon?  *Now more than ever!*"  Scott slammed the demon duck 
back and forth onto the pavement.  Wham Wham Wham Wham!

"Oh no!"  The duck coughed.  "It's all gettin' dark!  So... much... 

"No!  I didn't mean to!"

"Well, *I* did!"  Energy bolts came from the demon duck's eyes.  Scott 
lost his grip.  "So long, sucker!"  Psychovant took to the air.

Scott looked around.  The Turkish army's artillery brigade was still in 
confusion, as their commander became a monster bee.

One woman in Turkish army uniform dashed up to him.  "Super-Savior! 
Come with me if you want to live!"


"I'm from the True USA!  We can help free your friends!  But you have to 
get away with me right now!"

"Oh..."  Scott Stiles looked around.  His duck was gone.  His bees were 
bowing before the new bee queen.  And he couldn't even believe he was 
trying to count ducks and bees in his army of the faithful.  "I got 
nothing.  I'm all yours."

Scott and the woman ran away, toward the back of the Turkish lines.

And the bunny in Scott's pocket said, "*Nothing??*"


To Be Continued in New Bosnia Part 5, The Land of Plans and Castles!


Author's Notes:

I should release this before I overthink it.

I spent so much time writing this series, some new developments arose 
among Monster Bees.  It seems they have inborn protocols of what to do 
if they are removed from their hierarchy.  So Scott Stiles has a mutiny 
on his hands.

I had considered having Psychovant accompany Scott Stiles for several 
more episodes, in an effort to get his power back with the help of the 
Monster Bee From Beyond.  But Psychovant knows opportunity when he sees 
a mutiny.  So he's broken free.  This is probably just as well for Scott 
Stiles.  That's the great advantage of character-driven comics...  the 
plots make more sense.  But let's remember, Psychovant can go anywhere - 
and he can even come back!  Especially with the Atomic Bunny still around!

(signed)  Scott Eiler, 28 December 2014.

Gavrilo the Hermit Wizard Monster Bee is a character of Wil Alambre and 
is used by permission.  Atomic Bunny / Atomic Rabbit is a 1950s 
character of Charlton Comics and is now public domain.  All other 
characters in this fiction are copyright 2014, Eiler Technical Enterprises.

(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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