SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1985 #23: The Powernauts Gave Their Lives to Save Us

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Thu Apr 21 17:20:01 PDT 2016

For various trivial reasons, I (mostly) postponed publishing the final 
issue of the 1985 Powernaut(s) from yesterday 'til today.  In the 
meantime, Prince died.  And I noticed, the sky over Hypergaard was 
purple when the Powernauts went to their rest...

Anyway, Powernaut 1985 is now laid to rest also.


Perhaps in future I might play more to my strengths as a cartoonist, and 
not do those massive crowd scenes so much.  Even the "Multiple 
Powernauts" strips are a break for me.  During this sequence, I briefly 
built a (two-dimensional) Pentahedron out of five strips I was actively 
working on.  But I still miss the days when I worked ten strips in 
advance.  Fortunately the annual Powernaut All-Star Break is finally 
here.  I shall write the RACCies Ceremony, and I may intervene in other 
people's stories more than usual, but I'll also be building up my 
artwork buffer.

Wyatt talks about generations of fighters and about mental illness. 
I've basically seen those things at a distance.  So for those topics, I 
shall let him speak for me.  I'll just say...  I've spent the better 
part of a year reading these strips, in one form or another.  For me, 
they look as silly as ever.  Oh, what fun.

But Wyatt has one last word...


Bonus Section: 2005 Reprint Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson!  What Were 
the Rest of Us Doing in 1985?

The Powernaut 1985 comic previews a 1987 storyline with a new Powernaut. 
  It would be shown (at least in the comics), this new Powernaut was one 
of the Hyper-Children of 1969.  Was he really the famous actor Jeffrey 
Goldblatt?  Given how he always wore a mask, the world may never know. 
But anyway...

What about the rest of us Hyper-Children?  We were either still getting 
established as young professionals (like me and Steffi Brock), or coming 
of age in high school.  But my adventures would start in another three 
years, and those of Stephen and Julie Wolcott just two years after that. 
  So you could say, a new generation of heroes really was getting 
started.  And at least for me, it was inspired by superhero comics such 
as the Powernaut's.

(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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