SW10/WWW/HCC: Powernaut 1969 #1: Time to Read the Professional Journals!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed May 28 19:23:26 PDT 2014

As promised, I'm starting a new Powernaut series in June.  Or at least 
it will be June in many parts of the world by the time I publish this, 
Saturday morning in my U.S. Pacific time zone.

As often happens, the Powernaut is stumbling into a situation suitable 
for contest story-writing.  RACC recommended this Powernaut series 
("Hypergaard") to follow Free Powernaut Comic Day 1955/2014, based 
largely on how this series starts out fast.  And as the series came up, 
the group came up with an added challenge: Make an Awkward Moment!  The 
first strip of this series *promises* such a moment, just as part of the 
general excitement.  The awkwardness is currently scheduled to hit the 
fan in #12.  But I'm going to submit #1 for challenge anyway, as a kind 
of down-payment.

I'm taking pains to observe my usual publishing schedule in most of my 
favorite media.  In particular, I've spent May getting three issues 
ready ahead of schedule.  So since our Australian contest-master has set 
a *May* deadline, I can spare one to publish early for RACC.


On to Hypergaard!


Bonus Section:  2005 Reprint Commentary from Stephen Oliver Samuels 
(S.O.S.)!    What Was the Portal Project?


Please understand, my history differs in some details from your own.  I 
share a lot of that history with the Powernaut, because I was with him 
for it. (ref:  Fractal Time, 

In 1961, the Powernaut and I rode a nuclear rocket to the Moon and back. 
  In 1962, our whole Power Patrol went to Mars.  So the Space Race was 
basically over.  We had to consider what *else* the Free World might 
have to get to before its enemies did.

In 1962 on Mars, we found evidence of a highly powerful alien invading 
race in the Solar System.  This race is fusion-powered, and best named 
as "Solarians".  In 1966, the Powernaut saw that this race had reached 
Earth.  We *think* he banished the Earth invader, through an impromptu 
space-portal of some sort.  But then in 1968 on Earth, another Solarian 
appeared through a portal.

Naturally since the Powernaut disappeared, I'd been researching portals. 
  When the second Solarian appeared on Earth, I got crash-project 
support.  By 1969, I had our own portal ready to try.

(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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