Marvel Superheroes

The London Times Issue 4
Issue 4

Here’s the fourth issue of the London Times. This one may be my favorite newspaper I’ve done because the pictures lent themselves to it well and I think the little edits to the newspaper format have been building on each other to make something that seems pretty newspaper-like finally.

The London Times

A Single Candle's Light is Doused
The Death of Wyvern and the Big Entrance of London's Underbelly

We enter a new era in our stories. The beginning of an organized crime arc. The story begins with some technical issues while we try to get our guest star, Deutschvernugen, up on Skype to play the hero Corvid. It works and Corvid and Silver Syren quickly stumble into a veritable invasion by an unknown force. The criminals are attacking the police armory and have a well established plan, a supervillain, and ered armored suits. The battle is deadly with the death of a police officer and the deaths of at least 12 criminals. After a long battle, where they learn that the supervillain is just a lieutenant and that the power armors are controlled by Warframe operatives, the police armory is destroyed which will severely weaken London police forces for the immediate future. BC is able to intimidate a grunt who tells him, while Corvid slinks off into the night, that the group was hired by the Castra Nostra and tells BC the Castra Nostras territories. The heroes plan their next move.

There is division amongst the ranks of the heroes as Silver Syren returns to the police force. Adam Jenson and BC want to investigate before the Castra Nostras trail gets cold, Wyvern wants to rest since the group has been badly wounded. So, they split up. AJ and BC find a warehouse that is servicng as a Castra Nostra hideout and after some terrible advice from Adam, BC stands in front of the front of the warehouse on stakeout. Fighting quickly ensues and Wyvern hears the gunshots via BCs communicator call. She rushes to the scene. Before she arrives, BC and Adam Jenson take down the minor crooks and investigate the warehouse. The warehouse turns out to be nearly empty, but two lieutenants and Big the boss of the Castra Nostra meet them. The fight quickly goes South on account of their bad shape and Wyvern goes down and BC is wounded. BC rushes the wounded and unconscious Wyvern away, but through some teleportation swap with a clone, Big is able to follow them and attempt to make good on the promise to kill Wyvern if they didn’t surrender. Wyvern is mortally wounded in the confrontation before BC escapes again when Big follows them to the hospital.

The fight continues on the roof of the hospital between Big and BC while inside the hospital Wyvern struggles for her life. While this fight is going on, Adam Jenson is back at the warehouse fighting a desperate and losing battle against the two lieutenants. Silver Syren is called in and that begins to turn the tide, but more before Adam Jenson goes down. He is also severely wounded and in Need of medical attention, but before he was defeated, he was able to take down a lieutenant. Silver Syren faces down the last one and is doing decently, but is racing the clock to try to save Adam. It seems as though time will run out for Adam and so Silver Syren overrides her suit draining her battery and blasting the lieutenant, but it isn’t enough!

Back on the roof of the hospital, two Mandroids have joined BC in fighting Big. They’re defeated and BC cals for backup from Eryn and Captain Britain. This prompts Big to take one final attack who h drops BC, but he heroically hangs in while Big escapes. Eryn appears and goes to check on Wyvern while Captain Britain is sent back to the warehouse. In the warehouse, Captain Britain arrives while Silver Syren has just expended her energy and swoops in grabbing both Silver Syren and the nearly dead Adam and taking them to the hospital. At the hospital, Wyvern is rushed to surgery where she is taken to the operating table of one Dr. Lucy Maxwell and in a full circle kind of way, this time, Dr. Maxwell is unable to save her adopted daughter and Wyvern dies on the table. Dr. Maxwell has no time to grieve for she instantly goes to operate on Adam Jenson and saves him from the brink of death.

The London Times Issue 3
Issue 3

The third issue of the London Times.

The London Times

Ultimate Ultra Speed
The Crossovers

Is it only January of the new year? It’s been a month? Maybe a couple or more since I switched over to the new costume and identity. The business is going well after a slow start, the team has really come together, and we’re no longer on the run. But dear god, it feels like it was twenty years ago when we all started. Twenty years ago about 4 months ago…How did it all start? Was it in that alley way, or on the riverbank?

I’m hazy on the full details even with my enhanced memory, but I remember meeting a grumpy mage tracking some demonic entities, while I was tracking kidnappers. We met up and butted heads, but realized quickly we were on the same team. Force was his name, and he wasn’t destined to be in Cincy long.

Then came the others. More magic had descended on the Emerald of Ohio, and we fought some strange fish monster. That original team up was fun. Here I met a good man named The Fog, a brilliant inventor named Gamma (Darrell Thornton), a guy trying to learn how to be a person named Borg, and a crazy homeless guy with an intense desire for water named Waterfall.

Things started to heat up with a mysterious group of powerful villains moving about the city. We all came together to try to stop them, and nearly died at least twice facing off against them. First time was awful against a terrible assassin named Crossfire. It was this man who took Fog from us…But that was not our first loss, nor our last. We should’ve known from that first showdown against Crossfire that things were going to get worse, but being optimistic heroes we pushed ever forward.

From there we continued to do good work, but started attracting more attention. First it came from a literal vampire who had a love of magic shows named Count Nefaria, and that was our first run in with a a true demon and got our butts handed to us, and then SHIELD got involved. Which means everybody’s beloved Dictator, Dr. Doom got involved.

We lost Borg, Force, and The Fog that day to SHIELD in one form or another. Being interrogated on the hellicarrier was the last time I saw Force and Fog. Thankfully I was able to meet up with the others, but Borg was never the same. None of us were.

We were saved by the Secret Avengers, and continued to fight injustice. Crossing paths with the Eleven here and there. This was when I first met the speedster Bullet. She didn’t seem as evil as the other members of the Eleven I had met prior to this, and I started trying to free her from the path of crime. I was held up when the team went to save Fog from Crossfire and the Eleven. Which still haunts me to this day. I should’ve been there, but they told me that even with me there, we wouldn’t have been able to save him.

But there was no time to dry our tears. Instead Cincinnati erupted in fire and pain. The Eleven had made their final push for power, but some of their members had pushed too far and began to fight back alongside us, their one time foes. To make a long story short, we made it out. We fought to the last woman and man, repelling an invasion of true evil.

Wrapping everything up we vanished into the night with the Avengers. Took a trip to the true Doctor Doom and took him down, revealing that he could have stopped the demons at anytime, of course. What a douche. After getting our offered to join the Avengers, I had to decline, but they insisted I be a reserve member. I’m pretty sure just about every hero in America counts as a reserve member, but it’s still cool. I’ve got a little card and everything.

Anyway we headed back to Cincy. I reconnected with the orphanage and Riko. Got back in touch with Jonas and we moved forward with the start-up tech company, moving out of the shadow of our former internships. I managed to persuade Bullet, her brother Aegis, and her friend Frostbite to switch sides, but it didn’t stick. Then we began recruiting the Initiative heroes El Toro and Silicon to join our group since we had worked together in the past to save the city on at least two occasions.

We finally decided on a team name. The New Wave. After officially being elected team leader, I changed my identity and costume to reflect it. Now I lead the heroes of Cincinnati to battle against the crime element that still remains. But I lead it as Velocity, with my brothers and sisters in arms at my back. For those that have fallen before will not be forgotten.

Besides we don’t need to talk about the day I met Hyjinxs and Captain America, because I was also almost swallowed by a python…

The Dragon King, the King of the Fairies, and Christmas!
All of That and More!
  • December 2nd, 2015-January 12th, 2016

So, a lot happened last time. To begin with, the B.C. sought assistance about the dream he had been having. This dream of him waking up in bed with a woman’s hand put onto his chest, not made of stone, but flesh, and a soft voice asking what was wrong. He wakes up the same as he always does right as e turns to see the face of the person next to him. This time, he sees Brenden Sparks the Social Media Director for the British Museum asking to take a picture of him as he stands posed in front of the museum. Ignoring him, he visits his performer contacts to find a person who is an expert in dreams and visits Madame Traylan. An astrologist and fortuneteller in a gaudy darkened shop downtown. After paying her fee of 20 Pounds, B.C. gets a reading that tells him of various insecurities of which B.C. does not feel. This “revelation” makes him wonder if he does, in fact, feel insecure about being a homeless street performing statue.

Meanwhile, Wyvern and Cowboy are both jobless and running short on money. Wyvern looks for seasonal work and takes a job at Electronics-R-Us and sells used televisions and new cellphones, but she uses the experience and funds productively to create a series of communicators for the heroes she knows. They come out well and she plans to distribute them soon. Adam Jenson sets higher goals for himself and schedules his interview with the police department. The interview goes poorly as he has no actual qualifications for being a police officer other than being able to shot a man through the head at half a mile away. So, after being rejected, he goes out and stops a group of organized criminals loading illegal weapons off of a boat. That same evening in another part of the city Wyvern stops a small group of Russian Mafia members from harassing Robin of Robin’s Men’s Clothing. Robin has a poor opinion of Wyvern as her single-minded pursuit of one remaining mafia member allowed the other to escape and the fight caused more damage to his shop.

A few days later, B.C. has the same dream once more, but this time instead of fading away and waking up, it shifts into the view of a purple robed figure. An indescribably beautiful woman who presents four candles. Three of those candles are snuffed out quickly, but one remains for an eternity and eventually is blown out by the wind. The robed figure gestures over the candles causing them to disappear, but B.C. looks up and sees a horrifying skeletal figure in the former robes of the human woman. He wakes up in the middle of his statue performance screaming. It frightens the watchers and makes a dent in his performance money. This means he needs longer to visit Madame Traylan. However, as he leaves the British Museum Ralphie catches him and tells him that he met a costume designer for superheroes and wanted to forward her address to B.C. B.C. takes it and heads that way where he meets a small 30 something Indian woman working in the Reynolds Building. She talks to B.C. and offers to design him a suit. (She met Ralphie while working at a soup kitchen where Ralphie greatly exaggerated both B.C.’s role and his own in saving the city from Harbinger)

Wyvern continues her patrols and her work at the electronics store. She foils a minor robbery and gets a call from Corrina. Who wants to hang out. She tries to avoid Corrina, who laments the breakup of their friend group and just serves to annoy Corrina who ends the conversation quickly. Nadia calls Corrina back and makes a plan to meet her instead. The two meet up and talk, but Nadia is very gloomy as she has been through some horrible stuff lately. Meanwhile, Cowboy goes house and job hunting. Not finding anything on the first front, but does find quick employment at TriSec a security company. He’s hired there and assigned to work at a branch of Timely Robotics.

While he is on patrol, he passes near the Robin’s Men’s Clothing store that Wyvern has saved, however when B.C. passes by the store, it is aflame. The building caught on fire. Adam Jenson arrives as well. The two of them goes to work trying to fight the fire. Wyvern also on patrol, notices the fire and jumps to the scene. She lands on top of the building and tries to absorb the fire, but her power fails here. Meanwhile, on the inside, B.C. proceeds to save clothing from the store. Adam Jenson is searching for a water supply. While B.C. saves clothing, Robin blames the heroes and Wyvern in particular for causing the fire. B.C. hears a cracking noise as the fire escape starts to pull loose and goes and hold it to the wall as people flee down it. On the inside, Adam finds a firehose and starts to fight the fire. The fire department starts to arrive. On top of the building, Wyvern starts to absorb the fire and does absorbing much of the flames. Adam is able to put out the remainder as Wyvern leaves and Robin curses the heroes while being happy his building survived.

Next, B.C. males a trip back to Madame Traylan to have her decipher the next part of his dream. Madame Traylan gives B.C. a surprisingly insightful reading while simultaneously making money off him. Then as B.C. is about to leave, she warns him to beware of reptiles. B.C. takes these warnings seriously and leaves. He leaves and goes on patrol.

B.C. and Cowboy meetup on patrol when both hear loud noises from near the Brtish Museum. The two heroes arrive on the scene to see the Dragon King making his way towards the building. B.C. confronts him and Dragon King remembers B.C. from their embarrassing last encounter. Dragon King forgets about the museum and combat begins. Dragon King nearly takes B.C. down with one blow injuring him badly. B.C. calls in Wyvern and then leaps to Battersea where the city is nearly abandoned. Adam tries to fight Dragon King alone and gets beaten down and carried by his face to Battersea and flung away like a rag doll. The fight continues there for a minute while B.C. tries to escape from Dragon King who is intent on B.C. death. Wyvern arrives and fight goes poorly. B.C. flees the battlefield and leaps to the ocean. Captain Britain and Eryn arrive and help Wyvern and Adam fight Dragon King. Everyone except Eryn is defeated and Eryn is knocked away, but B.C. finds his courage and lands back to fight Dragon King once more and at the very limits of his health, he defeats Dragon King as Eryn manages to come back. B.C. and Eryn talk for a moment about B.C.’s dreams and the magical nature of Dragon King. Eryn heals the party and teleports Dragon King to prison. He leaves and B.C. and the heroes go to the dedicated news crew that videotaped the battle that devastated a block of Battersea.

The next day is Christmas so the heroes all do their Christmas activities. Wyvern visits her mother. Adam talks to his family and goes to a bar. B.C. goes caroling and goes to an orphanage.After Christmas, the heroes exchange contact information and B.C. exchanges info with Captain Britain. Wyvern builds more communicators and Adam starts working at Timely Robotics. B.C. meets with the designer, Radikha once more.

Days later in the early part of January, the heroes see St. James Park blocked off by police officers. A powerful wizard is causing havoc. The heroes go in and prepare for a fight, but B.C. is able to reason with Ithe person known as Oberon. Oberon is engaging in mayhem to aleviate boredom and despite Wyvern’s best efforts to start a brawl, B.C. convinces Oberon to go home with limited destruction.

The London Times Issue 2
Issue 2
  • November 29th, 2015

The London Times Issue 2 is up. I wanted to do one for the major event and then I wanted to do one for the right before session stuff. I’ll usually try to do one that will be dated just a few days before our actualy start date.

The London Times

The London Times Issue 1
Issue 1
  • November 9th, 2015

Here’s issue 1 of the London Times

The London Times

Cincinnati Enquirer Issue 7
Issue 7
  • September 1st, 2014

Here’s the issue 7 of the Cincinnati Enquirer. I had it partly finished, so I finished it while working on the London Times issue.

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Harbinger Incident
The Bringer of Destruction

Last session ended with the Harbinger shutting down the heart of a man on the street. The Harbinger, delighted with the results of the action decided to pursue further killing in the hopes of greater understanding. LaVelle Johnson AKA The Harbinger strolled down the street attempting to kill people at random as he passed by them. The Harbinger attracted police attention, but his spaced out killings (accidental) and his random path made him difficult to track. As a police car passed by, Harbinger used his powers to kill the driver. The other officer noticed, got out of the wrecked car and tried to arrest Harbinger, but Harbinger blasted him with plasma generation. This got the further attention of the police, but Harbinger had time to escape. Harbinger decided to fly away, but his control of his powers was lacking and he stood at the crime scene for nearly a minute. This delay was just enough time for the police to arrive in force. As they did, Harbinger decided to stay and fight.

The battle began. It was long. As waves of police fought valiantly, but futilely to stop the menace of Harbinger. Harbinger showed ever increasing mastery of his powers and mastery over the environment. The tides started to shift when B.C, Adam, and Wyvern arrived on scene. Wyvern confused debated what to do. BC and Adam lept into battle against Harbinger. A moment of sorrow was had for the nameless police officers as one officer asked another to tell his wife what transpired there. Though Harbinger was able to deceive the heroes that his constructs were not controlled by him and he was a victim. Harbinger had one of his constructs damage a nearby building, but thanks to a pep talk from BC, Officer Brent, was able to save them. Through this all Wyvern proved especially amiable to his lies and tried to rescue Harbinger from the scene of the massacre/battle. As she leapt away, Captain Britain came meteorically onto the scene crashing into the fleeing pair.

Harbinger, so as not to take the damage, tried to blast himself away from the wounded Wyvern.Wyvern saw the attack at the last second and dodged out of the way. They both landed with Captain Britain facing off against both of them. He looked at Harbinger and Wyvern and told them to surrender. Wyvern started to question it and Captain Britain began to respond when Harbinger released his focus attack which erupted a beam that barrelled into Captain Britain and destroyed a 4×7 block area of London. Wyvern dodged to the only place she could reach, behind Captain Britain, and managed to survive. Captain Britain survived, barely, as well from a direct hit (260+ damage) and quickly surveyed the scene in shock as Harbinger collapsed to the ground. In shock and sorrow, Captain Britain attacked the downed Harbinger and beat him to death with Harbinger realizing in his last moments that he was a robot and never was a human. Captain Britain, victorious but defeated collapsed to the ground in anguish and wept for the dead.

After such a catastrophic event, a short time skip took place for 3 weeks. The heroes spent their time rebuilding and gathering up their lives. A new hero, sponsored by the London Police department comes onto the scene and starts to fight crime. Her name is the Silver Syren. Her and Adam run into each other while they are both fighting a number of gang members, Adam is arrested, but goes willingly. Meanwhile, B.C. has been helping to rebuild and has an ominous dream. Wyvern faces the realization that she nearly helped a mass murderer escape and buries herself in the rebuilding work.

On the 1st of December, Wyvern is meets a member of the press, a Mr. Gardner. He gives her an envelope containing information on the gang activities in the city and leaves her. She goes and investigates one area where she runs into a superhuman fight between Black wing and the hero Hawk. Not knowing Hawk or Blackwing, she attempts to stop the fight to no avail. Silver Syren flies in and with the help of a victorious Hawk arrest Wyvern, but the two embarrassingly let the real villain escape. When Silver Syren returns to the area she meets up with Adam again who has captured Blackwing. After a talking to by the police, Wyvern is released and she returns to the are the next day And meets Hawk. Hawk apologizes and offers to team up against organized crime with Wyvern. The two decide to work together while Silver Syren tries to get Adam hired on the police force and to put together a superhero team.

Night Moves
Part 1

The heroes of this short story are Shooting Star and Black Cat. Shooting Star, now no longer working for SHIELD after the Initiative and SHRA, is a professional racer. She is in New York City for a road rally and is renting a penthouse apartment for a few months for her stay. In her luxurious apartment, she prepares for her day and flips on the news. The news says that a robbery has taken place at the MET. Shooting Star goes to investigate. Meanwhile, Black Cat is in a cab on her way to meet the Tinkerer. She is on her way back from her ex-husband’s home when she sees Shooting Star zip past in her convertible.

At the museum, Shooting Star meets the curator and offers to help. From the curator, Shooting Star learns that the stolen object was rumored to have magical properties. She heads out and goes to a diner where a ghost was spotted in the hopes that would be the lead needed. Black Cat after meeting the Tinkerer and testing out her new gadgets decides to further test them by investigating an appearance of a ghost at a diner. She arrives at the same diner as Shooting Star and her manager. When Shooting Star asks about the ghost, it scares some of the other diners into leaving and the owner talks to her in the kitchen. After some of the story is given, further questions are interrupted by thugs attacking the waitress/owner’s wife. The two heroes defeat the thugs, but the owner convinces them to let the thugs go because they might come back if they are arrested.

The two heroes take the information from the owner and go to the docks where the boat that the ghost mentioned is pulling away. Shooting Star makes her way out to it, but then Black Cat gets in a fight with ninjas alone. The fight goes badly quickly and then the random dock worker swoops in with some lucky shots which distracts the some of the ninjas causing the remaining ones to split up. Black Cat and Oliver the Dock Worker nearly win, but are both taken down. Shooting Star returns just in time to take out the remainder of the ninjas, but Black Cat is badly wounded and dying. Black Cat asks Shooting Star to look in on her kids sometime, just to make sure they are safe. Shooting star tries to stabilize her, but it’s so late that she may not be able to be saved. 50/50 roll. The roll goes well and Black Cat lives for the paramedics to whisk her away in an ambulance.


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