SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1985 #6: Powernaut vs. Doom Bear!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Dec 11 20:19:22 PST 2015

Oh, my, the Powernaut may have met his match here!  The Doom Bear 
succinctly expresses his philosophy at last, in what may be the funniest 
Powernaut comic since two issues ago.


I have some commentary here.  It may belong at the end of the series, as 
certain characters ride off into the sunset.  But if I share it here and 
now, I might get some creative input!


Bonus Section: 2005 Reprint Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson! Hyper-Power 
Guest Stars: Where Are They Now?

So, Power-Star Comics was trying to make a comeback alongside the 
Powernaut. We know that Powernaut Comics went on, with a reboot every 
decade or two. How about the Power Stars?

     Manly-Man: In a comic-book sense, Filmation (the publishers of 
He-Man) hounded him out of business. In a Real World sense... if he ever 
existed, he probably went back home and sired a son who is now known as 
Prince Manly-Boy.

     Hyper-Ninja Sewer Creatures: In a comic-book sense, they sank 
without a trace. Just like all the other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
ripoffs. But in a Real World sense... They may have come from *our* 
world! Dunevoy Enterprises is known to have issues with toxic waste in 
the 1980s. Those issues were exposed after activist raids on their 
facilities - except the activists were never found. Afterward, well... 
they were ninjas. I don't track animal lifespans, but I would guess they 
don't survive here in 2005. But maybe they *weren't* sterilized by 
radiation, and they found mates from other toxic waste incidents. So, 
anything is possible.

     Solar Sail Roboto: In a comic-book sense, the concept has been 
revived in fan-fiction! That means, in a Real World sense, Solar Sail 
Roboto probably went Out There somewhere and got improved on. I've 
learned that all stories are real, somewhere. 

     Happy Bears: In a comic-book sense, Happy Bears did not appeal to 
adventure fans. But they thrived in the greeting-card trade. In a 
Real-World sense... Happy Bears were real, and they came to our world 
whenever they liked! The Doom Bear in particular was here a *lot* - 
until Ellipsis raised an squad of superhumans in 1991. That squad was 
(of course) Total Conversion. During one of the periodic Doom Bear 
incursions, they counter-invaded and killed him with great violence.

     G.I. Gov: They were real and from our world! They must have 
licensed their portrayals to Power-Star Comics. But they dissolved after 
Ronald Reagan left office. (Perhaps their commander had made enemies in 
the U.S. bureaucracy.) But their members were highly valued. Most of 
them gave logistical support to the U.S. National Security Agency's 
Counter-Ellipsis Force. But Jill Stern worked for Ellipsis! Jill is now 
one of the senior superhumans of our world, and a valued colleague to 
lots of people including me.

(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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