SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1985 #8: Surrender, Powernaut!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Dec 23 19:42:27 PST 2015

The G.I. Gov unit of the U.S. Army is back for more!  They may not 
understand what's waiting for them inside the Hall of Power...  whether 
or not they get inside the doors!  Powernaut 1985 enters a new phase, 
which might be considered an escalation from the Hyper-Power Crisis Wars.


Heh.  I've rushed this into publication this week because (1) starting 
Christmas Eve, things get interesting for me, and (2) I wouldn't want 
anyone to get confused with multiple stories about beasts and herders 
down below and glowing winged beings above.


Bonus Section:  2005 Reprint Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson!  Jill Stern 
vs. Happy Bears

Jill's already said she doesn't remember this encounter.  But if it 
really happened, it would be the first time she ever knew tranquility. 
And it came from Happy Bears.

Jill Stern, a.k.a. Stonewater Stern a.k.a. Stonewater, joined the 
superhero team Total Conversion shortly after they first encountered 
Happy Bears.  This might be considered a really odd decision, because 
Total Conversion worked for Ellipsis - whom most of her G.I. Gov 
teammates had become dedicated to hunting.  At some level of 
consciousness, Jill may have been trying extreme measures to regain that 
tranquility she once had.

I would have guessed Jill would be more of a match for Happy Bears, as 
would *any* elite military squad such as G.I. Gov.  But Jill herself 
probably embraced tranquility.  And the Powernaut *is* shown as 
reinforcing Happy Bears' power in this comic.  And there's an urban 
legend about a superhero hearing Happy Bear himself saying once, "I'll 
MAKE Them Happy!"  So, yes, this might have happened on some level of 

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

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- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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