SW10/WWW/PRECOG: Powernaut Coming Attractions

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Jul 29 18:35:08 PDT 2016

This week I passed the halfway point for the Powernaut 2006 opening 
series.  There will be two sequels in story that year.

This week I also started drawing the final artwork of that series.  (Not 
the final panel, mind you.  You'll just have to wait for that panel to 
understand the difference.  Heh.)  So, I had better decide what to do 

As it is my custom to not follow one year's episode with its sequel, I 
get to work on something else.  I have these options.

1.  Power School 2013:  Homecoming!  Uh oh, there's a monster on the 
march from 2012.  Who or what might be cheering it on?  (Clues in the 
most recent RACCies!)  But first, Power School and Legion of Net.High 
School have to decide what kind of game their teams play at their 
Homecoming ceremony!

-  It'll have to be a game which allows both strategy and melee skill. 
Melee would resemble flag football.  For strategy I'm currently leaning 
toward some sort of battle-chess, though battle-Othello is also a 
possibility if each school can bring 32 participants instead of just 8 
and some pawns.  But I'm eager to hear other options.

-  I have some omniverse-level plans to document how the new Powerverse 
(Earth-SW12) is affected by Fractal Time.  I might do well to at least 
advance the story by this year, because 2016 is probably when other 
things hit the fan across my universes.  But anyway...

2.  Powernaut 1987:  Powernaut Year One!  The franchise got rebooted in 
1985, and it's time for Our New Hero!

-  This story arc will eventually extend through the 1990s; it will 
finish the history of Powernauts prior to 2005.  So eventually I *have* 
to tell this story.  But this *next* one is optional...

3.  Power-STAR Comics 1984 Part 2:  Hyper-Power Crisis Wars!  The 
Powernaut 1985 series started with invading heroes, but never told how 
they came to Earth.  This prequel series would fill in that blank.

-  This is (as you may have noticed) a blank I was perfectly willing to 
leave blank.  The reason I'm considering it right now, is that it's 
funnier than the other options.  I've made funny stories about Nazis, 
kidnapping, marooning, mind control, and the end of the world... well, I 
laughed anyway.  So I'm confident I can *make* those other new stories 
funny.  But the Hyper-Power Crisis Wars prequel practically writes its 
own laugh track.

-  I've already mentioned that in-universe 1984 this series was ready 
for publication, and in-universe 1986 these characters became popular. 
So it's reasonable to assume this series was 1984 in continuity but 1986 
in publication.  Therefore if I do fill this blank in any time soon, it 
should probably happen before Powernaut 1987.

I currently lean toward Powernaut 1987.  Still... Opinions, anyone?

(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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