Friday, July 29, 2011

Damselfly (Supers!)

Public Identity: Zelma "Damselfly" Denninger
Secret Identity: None

Resistances (+7D)
Composure 3D
Fortitude 2D
Reaction 3D
Will 3D

Aptitudes (+3D)
Academia 3D (Entomology 4D)
Athleticism 2D
Technology 3D (Mechanical Engineering 4D)
All the Rest 1D

Powers (+11D)
Armor 2D (Device: Reinforced Flight Jacket)
Flight 3D (150 MPH in Atmosphere, Device: Artificial Wings)
Super Brain 3D
Super Science 3D (Gadget Pool 6D)
Super Senses 3D: Ultraviolet Vision 2D, 360° Vision 4D (Device: Helmet)

Ads (+1D)
Wealthy

Disads (-2D)
Dependent (son Nelson)
Public ID

Total: 20D

When Zelma Denninger's industrialist husband died unexpectedly, he left her with the family fortune and an infant son.  The bored widow returned to the scientific and engineering studies she had abandoned upon marriage and soon achieved startling breakthroughs in the mechanical replication of insect capabilities.  Although Zelma's initial debut as a hero was pure accident (she stopped a bank robbery in progress while testing her dragonfly-inspired wings and helmet), she swiftly realized that crime-fighting was a perfect opportunity to conduct field trials of her technology.  The press has nicknamed her "Damselfly," but her true identity is no secret: the family business makes more money with a famous science hero as its primary shareholder than it would with just plain old Mrs. Denninger.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Operation: Rebirth


OK, so I'm not really America's greatest wartime hero back from the dead, but I am reopening Kracalactaka! for business effective immediately.  Expect some Supers! RPG material shortly (the rest of the Ring of Fire) as well as some new page analyses: I'm going to restart that series of posts with a Kirby page I've been hanging onto for months and then try to branch out to other artists.  For example, there's a two page sequence from Tom Scioli's American Barbarian webcomic that comes to mind . . .