Posts Tagged ‘Other People’s Heroes

10
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #1: Nightshadow I

Nightshadow INIGHTSHADOW (I)

Powers: Unknown. Although there are no records of Nightshadow using any measurable metahuman abilities, the extent of his activities leads many historians to speculate he had a number of powers he kept hidden from the general populace.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: Mister Mysteriouso himself. The first man to use the Nightshadow name has remained a complete enigma even today. I asked the current Nightshadow about him once, and all he would tell me is, “If you’re not in the suit, Josh, you don’t need to know.” There must have been something about this guy, though. He started the first superhero legacy.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR BEGINS TODAY.

09
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #2: Guardian M

Guardian MGUARDIAN M

Powers: Guardian M’s powers were numerous and varied. He was known to possess the abilities of flight, super-strength, invulnerability, enhanced senses and a number of other powers, with more being added seemingly regularly for the duration of his active time in Siegel City.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: There he is, Mr. America. The first superhero in the world, the guy everyone else has aspired to be ever since. It’s still amazing to me, all these years later, that no one has ever found out his secret identity, or for that matter, what really happened to him in the end. All I know is that even Lionheart admired this guy, and that sure as hell means he’s someone I’m going to look to for inspiration.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR launches on September 10, 2013. Prepare for battle.

08
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #3: Witch Raven

WitchRavenWITCH RAVEN

Powers: Undetermined. Witch Raven was observed demonstrating a number of “magical” powers, including flight and the control of animals, but whether these powers came from genuine magic or a sort of metahuman enhancement remains unknown.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: This girl was emo before emo was a thing. Flying around, sending her flocks of angry birds to attack people, slapping them with spells that knocked them into submission. I’m still not sure where I stand on the whole debate of “magic versus metahuman powers,” but no matter what she was really doing out there, she was effective as hell.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR launches on September 10, 2013. Prepare for battle.

07
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #4: Indestructagirl

IndestructagirlINDESTRUCTAGIRL

Powers: Indestructagirl had greatly enhanced strength and resistance to physical damage.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: Powers of a typical tank, but there’s something about this girl. She couldn’t have been out of high school when everything happened, but she seemed so angry… so fierce in battle. How does somebody so young get so mad at the world? And if that wasn’t enough… damn me if there isn’t something familiar about her.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR launches on September 10, 2013. Prepare for battle.

06
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #5: Salty Joe

Salty JoeSALTY JOE

Powers: Salty Joe could breathe underwater and swim at remarkable speeds.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: Okay, I officially give up on these clowns and their names. “Salty Joe?” Dear God. Anyway, breathing underwater. Doesn’t sound too bad… maybe if we had him around today we wouldn’t keep hearing those rumblings from the Oceanica that they’re going to invade the surface world any day now. But look at these pictures… he may have still have a swimmer’s physique, but he had to be pushing 80 even in 1939. Whatever happened to him, he’s long gone now.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR launches on September 10, 2013. Prepare for battle.

05
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #6: Atomic Particle

Atomic ParticleATOMIC PARTICLE

Powers: Atomic Particle could reduce his size to almost microscopic levels.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: Okay, this can’t be a coincidence. Not only does he have the same powers as my buddy Particle, but he has the word “Particle” in his name. There must be a connection. He doesn’t seem to have Particle’s smarts, though — all the reports make it sound like he was a sort of stealth muscle in the group, appearing from out of nowhere, slugging the bad guys, shrinking back down to nothing before they could catch him. Nice work if you can get it.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR launches on September 10, 2013. Prepare for battle.

04
Sep
13

Countdown to THE PYRITE WAR #7: Mysteria

MysteriaMYSTERIA

Powers: Mysteria could cause someone to experience intense visual hallucinations virtually indistinguishable from reality.

First Appearance: The Pyrite War

Notes from the Simon Tower Archive: This gal, from everything I’ve heard, could be deadly. You didn’t have to look her in the eye for her to cast her illusions on you, she only had to see your eyes. The next thing you knew, you thought you were wandering through the Sahara Desert or sitting on the moon, staring back at Earth, scaring the hell out of you. She was the original Creepy Cape.

–Annotations by Josh Corwood.

PyriteWar_v2In 1939 Siegel City only had one superhero, the world’s first. When he discovered his powers, Gabriel Ruston thought he would be the second, but died on his first excursion in costume.

After Gabriel’s death, his brother David is drawn into an investigation. What if Gabriel wasn’t the second? What if there were others? What if something tragic happened to all of them?

In Siegel City, nothing is ever what it seems… even in a Golden Age.

THE PYRITE WAR launches on September 10, 2013. Prepare for battle.




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