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The Air Command by Richard Ashcraft (therichcraft) - Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy - Skyler, Gale, Sly, and Sylph are off on their latest mission--taking on a villain with the stupid name of Wind Shield. But it turns out that the stupidity ends there. His shield protects him from their wind-based powers. 15 pages - doc, format
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Posted: May 23rd, 2010, 4:27pm
I figured I owed you a read since you read mine. In any event, I imagine you had fun writing this one. I thought the story was entertaining and humorous for what it was. A quick read. Download Celtix. It's free. http://celtx.com/
A nice villain never works. Even the nicest of villains are evil.
I'm gonna have to disagree. 'It was very twisted how Windshield let them know in no uncertain terms that he could defeat them if he wanted to No matter how strong the superheros are, they'll never be as strong as windshield. Major mind-screw for a superhero.
I've never read a super-hero story in which the villain defeats the hero and then completely retires. The criminal always seems to want revenge or to play mind games again. Which eventually leads to his downfall.
Now polite super-villains have appeared here and there in the comic books. So I used one for my superior-villain.
I didn't like using Wind Shield as the villain's name, but the only alternative was the Wind Breaker. I think we all can agree that Wind Shield was the better choice.
Actually this was intended to be like an old-fashioned comic book. The story is going to be printed soon by a small comic-book company. I just expanded the plot for SS.com.
The Wind Shield's secret identity is just a guess on the super-heroes' part. He could just be imitating that man's speech patterns.
As for the characters, yes, there are many of them in the storyline I developed. The heroes are trapped in their super-hero bodies and they came to Erica for help. She arranges for them to meet with Lucas, who trains them in criminal psychology, police procedures, etc. Irving serves the heroes like Alfred serves Batman.
The villains are also connected to the heroes' origin. The Air Command battles original foes like the Astral Projector, Carbon Copy, Gnomad, Hell Mary, the Mime, Pain Killer, and the Jet Set. 48 villains in all.
The heroes' costumes are either black or blue because the sky is either lit up or dark at night. And I used regular names (except Sylph) just to avoid the usual cliched super-hero names.
I personally like using bold because it's easier for me to read. I have a hard time reading some of the other scripts because they are so faint on the computer screen. After I finish my Hawkins and Dover episodes, I'll try posting my scripts with the usual font.
Okay, so the consensus is that this is not my best work. I do hope you guys stay tuned for Widow's Peek and The Vamp. They should be in the next group of unpublished scripts. They are stories that are not like what I usually write.
Still proud that I sold this story to a comic-book company. So nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah.
Just kidding. I'm thankful for having an audience, no matter the reviews. I started selling stories when I first began posting here. So I consider this site to be my good-luck charm.