Friday, July 19, 2013
Star Shock decides to take care of this herself. She lands in Drama Stadium
and powers up fully. She is attacked by an army of Grid Men.
She shatters a dozen with energy bolts and attacks the others with her bare
hands. She thinks there is no way the Grid Men took out Micro and Blur.
Before she can complete this thought, she is struck by a plasma beam. It
emanated from the scepter of Crime King.
Crime King has been weary about fighting the girl again. But he tries to
rationalize. She had blind sided him before. Now he is ready and will not
even need Thunder Thief.
He charges his boot thrusters and catches Star Shock with a rocket powered right
cross. She hits the upper deck bleachers hard. She tackles Crime King at
full speed. Once again denting the chest plate in his armor. She shatters the
glass in his face plate with a punch.
He thinks to himself.
"How strong is this blasted girl?"
There is no technique in her attacks. She throws punches like a person who
has never been in a fight. She tosses energy bolts around like a child
playing a video game for the first time.
But her power is overwhelming Crime King. He thought he could last longer
than this. He grasp his scepter and unleashes a stream of clamp foam.
He has had time to improve the formula since he used it last. She will have to struggle to break
free. Giving Crime King time to charge up the cannons in his armor. He is
only at half power, when she breaks free.
"Getting tired of this, Queenie!!!"
She fires a full powered energy bolt at Crime King. But before it can land, it
is intercepted by a purple and gold blur.
Thunder Thief has been waiting for Star Shock to stupidly fire another
energy bolt. Using Blur's stolen speed, it was easy enough to intercept.
Star Shock recognizes Thunder Thief instantly.
"You're that jerk who ruined the Super Bowl!!!"
"So nice to see you're a fan."
Star Shock lands one punch to Thunder Thief. But with her previous energy
blast absorbed. he hardly felt it. He backhands her and slams her to the
"Want you to know, I could have avoided that attack. With Blur's speed, I'm way faster than you."
"GOOD TO KNOW!!!!"
She punches Thunder Thief as hard as she can in the jaw and sternum.
Thunder Thief headbutts Star Shock and knees her in the stomach.
"I didn't just snag Blur's powers."
Thunder Thief grows twenty feet tall. He stomps Star Shock four times.
"Wow hardly made a dent. Will make this sweeter."
Thunder Thief shrinks down to normal size and grabs Star Shock's face.
Touching her, he feels complete. Something about her power satisfies
Thunder Thief. As if he found the final piece of a puzzle.
Thunder Thief looks around.
Crime King stands up. Attempting to reclaim some authority.
"Thief, grab the girl."
"No need, I drained her energy. She's no threat to me, now lets find the
The Rulian Space Cruiser orbiting planet Jupiter.
The Rulian commander Crolok, enters the chambers of his subordinate,
"Cyphred, why did you instruct Crime King to keep the captured humans on
"We do not need any super powered humans on the ship. We have no
idea how much damage they can do, and frankly..."
"I want Crime King off of the ship."
"We need him, he has done amazing things with our technology."
"That is the problem Crolok. He is dangerous and he lust for power. We
should summon the Ruling Class and have them take care of this."
"NO!! I will not be disgraced in front of father, The Ruler. The plan will
continue, we will go to The Ruler, when we have captured the Gold Sama."
Crolok storms out of the room, as Cyphred's concerns gain more validity.
In the apartment of Brad Simon, better known as the Duel-Devil. Brad is
discussing plans with Mia Rivera, better known as the White Fury.
"Brad, fighting aliens is not why I sought out the Gold Sama."
"I know Mia, but right now they are the immediate threat."
"Are they Brad? Right now Demonico Mascara is hurting more people than
the Rulians have."
"We are going to have to play by Sama's rules for now. You told me
Demonico took you apart with ease. We will confront him, but only when we
Before Mia can argue, a voice enters her head. It is Tsarong, Jianhu to the
He instructs them to go to DuPont Towers. Something dire has
Duel-Devil, Arrowmatic, White Fury and Fin Man are gathered on the roof
of DuPont Tower.
Jianhu appears out of a green cloud.
Fin Man steps forward.
"Where are the others?"
"Star Shock, Blur and Micro were attacked and captured by Thunder
"I fought that guy once. Really strong, but no way he could take out those
Gold Sama floats thru the roof and becomes corporeal.
"His powers have been modified. He absorbed the powers of Micro, Star
Shock and Blur."
White Fury speaks.
"Does he have them for good?"
"It is too soon to tell."
Arrowmatic loads his new bow with arrowheads.
"So what do we do?"
"Jianhu, has traced Star Shock's energy signature. That means they are still
on Earth, which is a good thing."
Fin Man speaks.
"It also means, its a trap."
"I have a plan."
Monday, July 15, 2013
1977 Ontario, Canada
The band MegaSkank is deep into its 1975 World Tour. The stage shows have
become more and more elaborate. Jeremy St. Samuel is giving strict last
minute instructions to the Roadie. Jeremy never learns a roadies name. He is too
big a star to deal with that, and most likely too drunk.
"Aw right listen here. We got all this Egyptian bricabrac for our stage show. Don't
damage any of it, or it'll be you're head!!!"
The roadie is named Fred Stevens and for him this is a dream. Or the shadow of
one, since he was twelve he has wanted to be a singer, or rather a super star. The
few minutes he is doing the mic check, he feels like that star. The rest of the time he feels like a roadie.
When he got the job working on the MegaSkank tour, he expected a fun time. Maybe a chance to become something more. Instead it has been on indignity after another. Dealing with prima donnas
who change their minds more often than they change their socks.
Each night St. Samuel has went with a different theme. One night it was vikings
and he expected Fred to find a herd of mountain goats and teach them not to chew
Then it was a tribute to Japanese fishermen and he was expected to find five
hundred pounds of raw fish.
Now they want an Egyptian theme. Lots of the typical stuff, pyramids, mummies,
head dresses and the sphinx. One thing he can't place is the statue of a fist
grasping a lightning bolt. Doesn't really look Egyptian, but it does look old.
"EH, ROADIE!!!! WHERE IS MY YARD BIRD, I'M FLIPPIN STARVIN!!!!"
Fred is distracted and forgets that the pyrotechnics are about to go off. The explosion
shatters the statue and a lightning bolt flies from it and hits Fred. Making him feel like he is burning alive, that his skin is melting. Despite that, he is unharmed.
He should be dead, but he feels more alive than ever before.
Drama Bay, California 1985
Two days ago parts of the cybernetic brain beast known as Braionic were brought to the Drama
Bay branch of the Ivy Pro Corporation. The west coast branch was interested in
attempting to try to recreate Braionic.
But since the birth of the original Braionic involved the dark magic of the
Necromizone, the experiment was doomed to fail. http://horsepowerthemovie.blogspot.com/search?q=Braionic
A new Braionic creature was born. Not as powerful, but still very dangerous. Everyone in the Ivy Tower were put into a psychic coma.
The Ultra Battlers attempted to stop the new creature and were crushed.
With that Braionic2 took to the streets, heading to the ghettos of Drama Bay, to
feed on psychic pain. There he was confronted by the White Fury and Duel-Devil.
The two fought valiantly, with the Fury doing some damage to the core of
Braionic2, but its psychic might was too much.
Duel-Devil knowing he is outmatched called for reinforcements.
The Cosmic Forces arrived soon.
Star Shock leads the attack, despite the protest of Gold Sama and Jianhu.
She fires a bolt of lightning at Braionic2, which sends a jolt of feedback into her.
She collapses to the ground. Not expecting that type of attack. Sama lands near
"Do you see, why you do not attack without planning.."
Star Shock begins to glow and leaps to her feet.
"I know what not to do."
She flies into Braionic2 and sends him flying. The creature stops itself.
Fin Man walks over to the Gold Sama.
"So when do we attack?"
"Soon, Star Shock left on her own. She is swinging wildly, we need a plan."
The Micro expands to full size near Sama.
"I have one. Look at the core of the creature. That device supplying energy into the
artificial brain. Crush that and it will fall apart."
"Micro, I want you to attempt to get to it."
"No problem, I shrink down and expand inside of it and that should do the trick."
"Be careful Micro."
Fin Man looks impatient.
"So should I try to grab it?"
"Not yet, I have another plan."
For the first time since his battle with the Infini-Knight, theGold Sama attempts
to enter the psychic plane. If he were at full power, he would have already
crushed the creature.
Instead the Sama is unable to attack psychically.
That was the scream of the Micro. Braionic2 senses him attacking and sent a
psionic bolt into him.
Star Shock attacks again. Not knowing to attack the core of the monster. Instead
she swings wildly. Only protected from psychic assault by her arm band.
Kid Blur flies at the brain beast at near super speed. But he is not faster than
thought and is hit by a telekinetic battering ram.
Fin Man, White Fury and Jianhu are attacking now. Each trying to remove the
core of Braionic2. Jianhu is protecting the three of them from psychic assaults.
His power is just enough to do that, even if he is unable to confront it on the
Braionic2 telekinetically smashes the heads of Fury and Fin Man together.
Jianhu takes to the sky, to regroup.
While the Gold Sama grabs the core of Braionic2 whilst intangible. When he
becomes solid, he is overwhelmed by telekinetic backlash.
Before Star Shock can attack again, a blackness surrounds the battlefield.
A hollow ugly voice comes from the sky. A being with translucent skin and ambiguous features appears.
"Creature your attack on this land ends here."
Braionic sends out a psychic bolt.
"You assume to attack the mind of Fantomah?"
The creature is brought to its knees by the attack of the dark god.
"Now you will suffer, for your sins."
A tendrils of black smoke leave Fantomah's hands and enter Braionic2.
Suddenly the creature begins fighting back. Sending out waves of psionic energy
in every direction.
Windows shatter all around Drama Bay and Fantomah presses on.
Suddenly an arrow flies thru the core of Braionic2. His psionic energy body fades
away and Fantomah leaves their confused host body..
The arrow was fired by Arrowmatic. Who aimed a titanium shaft at the core as
soon as Jianhu gave him the word.
Gold Sama returns to his feet and looks at the destruction caused in only a few
He sees Fantomah staring at him with a stone face. Blur still unconscious. White
Fury and Fin Man getting to their feet. Star Shock crackling with energy and
Finally Arrowmatic standing on a rooftop, having fired the winning shot.
Things are going to change.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Cosmic Forces are sent flying by the attack of the upgraded High Stick. The
Micro recognizes the Rulian technology.
He turns Macro sized and attempts to swat High Stick down, but the villain is too fast.
He flies behind The Macro's head and bashes his skull in with his upgraded
hockey stick. Macro is staggered and knocked down by a barrage of energy
High Stick goes after the Gold Sama, who turns intangible to avoid the attack.
Jianhu attacks and punches High Stick, who blocks it with his new and improved
High Stick, while not possessing the martial arts training of the Sama and
Jianhu, is a great brawler.
He uppercuts Jianhu with his hockey stick and follows thru with a energy puck,
that sends Jianhu crashing into an old west jail set.
Arrowmatic sends a dough arrow at the face mask of High Stick. Giving White
Fury a chance to throw Duel-Devil at Stick. He catches the upgraded villain with a flying kick. High Stick furiously tries to tear the dough off of his face.
When he succeeds, he sees White Fury leaping at him, she sends him
crashing to the ground into a saloon backdrop.
He quickly gets up and dust himself off. He takes several tiny multicolored ball
bearings out of his glove.
"Hoped to do this on my own. Guess this is why Crime King told me to activate
Suddenly several grid men appear.
The Cosmic Forces go on the attack. Gold Sama uses his super strength and
martial arts skills to destroy two of them.
High Stick goes after Sama, only to find his hockey stick caught by the Fin Man.
"Sorry buddy, nobody gets to Sama. Even If I don't like him."
"Ha!! Fish Man is gonna fight me. Oh you can swim fast, real scary."
Fin Man gets a thrill every time someone underestimates power. He is amazed at
how many people on land, have no idea about the pressure of the ocean.
He punches High Stick hard enough to crack his mask.
"Okay, joke is on me. Fish Man is a shark."
High Stick sends an electrified puck at Fin Man and knocks out the Illegitimate
Son of the Sea.
Jianhu forms a bolt of mystic energy and takes out three more Grid Men.
Old Blur takes on a squad of Grid Men, avoiding their digital tendrils. He runs
across the building, grabs a metal rod and runs through the Grid Men.
Duel-Devil and White Fury have already gelled as a team. Working together as
one and destroying any Grid Men in their way.
High Stick charges behind Old Blur and knocks him out with his hockey stick.
Blue Recluse is now on top of High Stick, spitting a corrosive acid at the villain.
Using his remaining spider legs he tries to tear the armor off. Memories of Crime King drive him.
On the ground lays Vince Peters. He is the informant who was going to be
murdered by the Grim Circle. Vince is no saint, he himself killed many
people. In the end, he snitched to protect himself.
He is oblivious to the chaos around him. All he sees is a ghastly looking woman,
or is it a man? It is hard to tell, its flesh is covered by multicolored veins under
Fantomah has chosen Vince as a temporary host.
Before Recluse can kill High Stick, Fantomah makes its presence felt. The
remaining Grid Men are destroyed.
Blue Recluse seeing his tormentor, leaps to attack, only for Fantomah to trap
him in an energy bubble.
Jianhu and Sama immediately recognize Fantomah as the aura they felt at the
Before they can do anything High Stick is up and charges into Fantomah. The
god has no fear of the villain and fires an electrical bolt, short circuiting the armor.
Normally they would kill any human, stupid enough to attack them. But for now, Fantomah must
appease Lama and Jianhu.
The Macro shrinks down to normal size and inspects High Stick.
"This is a fantastic opportunity. Once we confiscate the armor, we can reverse
engineer the Rulian tech."
As if on cue, High Stick disappears. Followed by Fantomah leaving the body of
Now in their spectral form, they speak.
"The human needs medical attention. I will answer the rest of your questions at
DuPont Tower:The Office Of Jed DuPont
Gold Sama examines Fantomah closely. The records of the Sama Council
only go back so far. There were a few mentions of a lower elder god known by
that name. But its true nature and power were never fully defined.
He knows the God was bound to the continent of Pan Guay. But beyond that,
little else is known. Even its true gender is a mystery. Male and female traits
flow seamlessly into one another. Its skin is translucent, revealing multicolored veins.
If the Sama was operating at full power, then perhaps he could ascertain
"We are very grateful for your help. But why appear now?"
Fantomah looks at Sama coldy. It subtly alters its traits to be more
"A disaster will befall this planet. I felt it was time to act before the enemy can
gain any advantage. You are the most powerful mortal on this planet. We must merge our powers."
Sama and Jianhu stare at Fantomah. Their instincts tell them not to trust the
God. But for now they desperately need the power.
The garage of Rob Hunt. Since taking the mantle of the Arrow he has felt
insignificant. First the alien took him down with no trouble. Then he fails to
capture his arch enemy.
Before Rob Hunt's father died and he inherited Hunt Sporting Goods, Rob Hunt
was an Engineer. He merged his love of Archery with his love of design and
created the Arrowmatic system.
Up til now, he has only been using advanced compound bows. After he builds this,
Arrowmatic will be the real deal.
Drama Bay Bus Station
Rick Patrick is dressed in ratty pink sweat pants and a Mega Skank shirt. His bag is
packed with his Blue Recluse costume and a few cans of beef stew and ravioli.
With him are Sam James, better known as Kid Blur and Arnold Barrow, better
known as the Micro. They are seeing their friend off as he returns to Dirt City,
Blur walks up and shakes Rick's hand.
"Do you really have to go?"
"I do Blur, I don't like what this city is doing to me. I know you guys think I'm an
animal. But that is not me. Something about Drama Bay, about the Rulians,
makes the Spider take over. Pretty soon I am going to give in and hurt someone
who might not deserve it."
Andy Ronald walks up.
"Rick, we might be able to do something about that."
"You know that's impossible. The Spider is hardwired into me. Besides,
you think I would give up super powers in a world like this?"
Rick Patrick steps on the bus and is soon gone.
Becky Sanders is playing the "Mastery of Multh" video game. She should have
gone to Sama's meeting, but study group ran long.
As she uses Clandestine Force on the evil Zulth. Her dorm room melts
away and she is in the lair of Pyramid Master.
Lightning strikes her and she is in the costume of Star Shock. She walks over to the Pyramid Master, who collapses. Standing behind him is someone with
translucent skin and multicolored veins.
They say one word.
Becky Sanders wakes up in bed, drenched with sweat.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
Crime King has no idea who the girl in the red and green costume is. He does not recognize the Thunder/Pyramid emblem. He just knows she nearly shorted out his fighter suit with a single blast of energy.
He gets back to his feet and flies at the girl, but her speed is greater than he expected. She punches him in the chest and cracks the fighter suit open.
Crime King's mind flashes back to the battle at Liberty Base. He was taken apart by the Horse Power known as Unicorn.
The armor he wears now is far more powerful. It defeated the Gold Sama. The energy reading coming off of the girl is insane.
He must not lose. He could overload the circuits in the fighter suit and teleport back to the Rulian Cruiser.
That would wipe Drama Bay, Gold Sama and the mystery girl off the face of the Earth. But Crime King is not sure if he is prepared to commit mass murder.
The thunder/pyramid on the girl is glowing. He has to make a decision. But before he can make that choice, he is contacted by Retro-9.
"Observation: Tide of battle has shifted. Rulians teleporting away in mass. Retreat immediately."
"Another time girl."
Crime King teleports back to the Rulian Space Cruiser.
Gold Sama is seriously injured, but he must speak to the young woman. The emblem on her chest looks familiar.
"Who are you?"
Becky Sanders thinks to herself. What name could she use. She thought maybe Thunder Queen, but that is an old movie serial and is probably copyrighted.
Maybe Lightning Girl? No that is not right either. Finally the name comes to her.
"Call me Star Shock. The Pyramid Master told me to find you. But I guess I was hoping that Egypt was a crazy dream."
The Gold Sama recognizes the name of the Pyramid Master. The Council hesitantly considered him an ally. He has had his own champions appear periodically, though this is the first one he has encountered.in decades.
"What do you plan to do now Star Shock?"
"Well I have a political science class in fifteen minutes."
"Come to DuPont Tower in three hours, we have things to discuss."
The auditorium is normally used for corporate presentations. But this presentation is very different. Sitting in seats thru out the room are super heroes.
Some are already allies of the Gold Sama like Jianhu, The Micro, Kid Blur and the Blue Recluse.
Others like the Fin Man have been allies in the past.
Some like the current Duel-Devil, White Fury and Arrowmatic. Bear strong resemblances to past allies of the Sama.
While Star Shock is a completely new element in this disparate group.
The Gold Sama speaks into the microphone.
"I have gathered you together out of necessity. The Earth was invaded by an alien threat today. The Forces of Fate proved to be no match for the Rulians. If not for the intervention of you newcomers, we may very well have lost.
I ask you newcomers to join our ranks. Where the Forces of Fate failed, the Cosmic Forces will stand strong."
The Fin Man stands up.
"I don't know how you got Recluse and Blur to trust you again. But I still remember how you treated me. I only came here because Tsarong asked me."
The Lama remembers Jacob Finmen very well. The young man sought out the Sama, hoping for guidance in the surface world. Instead the Sama simply used him as a weapon to defend the mystic order of life.
"Jacob... I have no right to ask you to stay. But you have seen the Grid Men up close. You have seen the power of the upgraded Retro-9.
I ask you to stay, not for me, but for the very planet."
The Fin Man has sought guidance all his life. Since he was a child celebrity in Atlantis, to when he first appeared on land. As jaded as he pretends to be, deep down he still has hope. For that reason alone, he stays.
Sama then looks at Star Shock. The young woman who has been appointed the latest avatar of the Pyramid Master.
"Young woman, I hope you will join our team. Your power is needed and you will need guidance in learning to properly utilize it. I fear if the Pyramid Master felt the need to appoint a new avatar, then the Rulians may only be the beginning."
Becky Sanders looks up at the Gold Sama She watches the old Gold Sama cartoon, every morning before class. Now she is expected to join him as a partner and student.
"Will this interfere with school work?"
"No more than the Earth being destroyed."
"Well I guess Star Shock is in."
The group of heroes slowly disperse.
In the orbit of Jupiter flies the Rulian Space Cruiser. Crolok sits in his command chair, nursing his wounds.
He was defeated by a human. A non powered human in combat. He knows he cannot contact the Ruler, until he has conquered the entire planet.
Crime King meanwhile is busily working on upgrading his armor. He will defeat that girl in combat and eventually claim the Rulian Empire as his own. He will be more than the King of Crime, he will be the King of The Cosmos.