Rapid City Scripts

CURRENT ISSUES
These are the most recent Rapid City scripts.

Rapid City issue #39 read and discuss
posted on 1/20/2013
Emperor Ghost’s real strategy is revealed, and the heroes of Rapid City come together to stop it. But will their efforts be enough?

Rapid City issue #38 read and discuss
posted on 12/17/2012
After Switchboard’s loose-knit gang of heroes unwittingly unleashes Emperor Ghost onto Rapid City, each is left to consider what their next move will be.

Rapid City issue #37 read and discuss
posted on 11/24/2012
After the events of issue #36, Rapid City is a very different place. Switchboard begins to wonder if the superhero is still needed. But when a criminal genius sparks an alien invasion, the question gets an unexpected answer. The city doesn’t need a hero, it needs a team.

Took one month off at the end of the Icicle story arc in order to prepare for the next arc, and to attend NYCC.

Rapid City issue #36 read and discuss
posted on 9/22/2012
Icicle’s journey comes to an end, and new crime-boss comes to power in Rapid City.

Rapid City issue #35 read and discuss
posted on 8/28/2012
Icicle and Coil, each having escaped the hospital, face major turning points in their lives.

Rapid City issue #34 read and discuss
posted on 7/23/2012
Coil, desperate to preserve he slipping reputation, leads a super-villain assault on the hospital where Icicle is being treated for her injuries.

Rapid City issue #33 read and discuss
posted on 6/23/2012
Finally at rock-bottom, Icicle gets an unexpected offer of help. Meanwhile, Coil is pressured into taking a drastic action which will secure his position as the top villain in Rapid City.

Rapid City issue #32 read and discuss
posted on 5/19/2012
Templar’s arrival in the supervillain world tips the balance of power and forces a confrontation between Icicle and Coil.

Rapid City issue #31 read and discuss
posted on 4/18/2012
While seeking out the truth about the recently returned hero, Templar, Icicle discovers truths about herself and her mission of revenge.

Rapid City issue #30 read and discuss
posted on 3/20/2012
Revenge no longer a priority, Icicle returns to the business of super-crime.

Rapid City issue #29 read and discuss
posted on 2/18/2012
With no options left to her, Icicle confronts Coil face to face.

Rapid City issue #28 read and discuss
posted on 1/18/2012
In the face of police pressure and underworld scheming, Icicle’s determination turns to desperation.

Rapid City issue #27 read and discuss
posted on 1/1/2012
As Coil spreads his influence, Icicle reaches out to the underworld of Rapid City for help on her mission of revenge.

Rapid City issue #26 read and discuss
posted on 11/19/2011
Coil leverages his ill gotten goods to begin climbing the criminal ladder, unaware that Icicle has survived her ordeal and is planning her revenge.

Rapid City issue #25 read and discuss
posted on 10/16/2011
Betrayal leaves two villains trapped deep underground. To dig her way out, Icicle must dig into the traumatic past that led her to become a villain.

Rapid City issue #24 read and discuss
posted on 9/19/2011
After a series of troubling set-backs, Kinetic ponders whether or not he should continue being a superhero. Glyph helps Kinetic put his circumstances in perspective and realize what is really important.

Rapid City issue #23 read and discuss
posted on 8/17/2011
In this third and final part of the Rapid City Noir story arc, Coil’s plan to steal an ancient artifact unfolds with shocking and terrible effects on everyone involved.

Rapid City issue #22 read and discuss
posted on 7/17/2011
In this second part of the Rapid City Noir story arc, Coil manipulates Kinetic into taking action while the rest of the crew prepare for the job.

Rapid City issue #21 read and discuss
posted on 6/18/2011
In this first part of the Rapid City Noir story arc, Coil stumbles into a heist which could be his chance to make some money, settle some scores, and get his life back on the wrong track.

Rapid City issue #20 read and discuss
posted on 5/15/2011
In this all silent issue, an escalating hostage situation forces Kinetic to resort to levels of violence for which he is unprepared.

Rapid City issue #19 read and discuss
posted on 4/15/2011
The heroes of Rapid City take some time to relax and socialize while, unbeknownst to them, a monster stalks the city.

Rapid City issue #18 read and discuss
posted on 3/17/2011
Guided by Agent Hartborn, Kinetic tracks the Red Alerts who he believes have stolen Hourglass’s powers.

Rapid City issue #17 read and discuss
posted on 2/19/2011
Agent Hartborn, a new MRA inspector arrives in Rapid City and raises disturbing questions for Kinetic. If Hourgalss is dead, how can villains be using her powers to wreak havok in Rapid City?

Rapid City issue #16 read and discuss
posted on 1/16/2011
Following a very harmful betrayal, Switchboard begins to rebuild her communications network and her trust in others.

Rapid City issue #15 read and discuss
posted on 12/19/2010
Kinetic teams up with Switchboard and comes face to face with the powers behind the assault on the heroes of Rapid City.

Rapid City issue #14 read and discuss
posted on 11/17/2010
Things go from bad to worse. A villainous plot unfolds and the heroes of Rapid City are powerless to stop it.

Rapid City issue #13 read and discuss
posted on 10/17/2010
Kinetic struggles to figure out who he can trust as a gang of villains undermines and exploits Switchboard’s network for their own evil purpose.

Rapid City issue #12 read and discuss
posted on 9/18/2010
As Kinetic attracts the attention of Rapid City’s superhero support systems, a villainous plot unfolds.

Rapid City issue #11 read and discuss
posted on 8/15/2010
In a stand-alone issue, Kinetic attempts to stop some street level crime only to find that there are no simple problems, or solutions, in Rapid City.

Rapid City issue #10 read and discuss
posted on 7/15/2010
Kinetic is confronted with the consequences of his actions and forced to consider whether the life of a superhero is worth the damage that comes with it.

Rapid City issue #9 read and discuss
posted on 6/22/2010
Kinetic begins to deal with the tragic events of the previous issue with the “help” of friends new and old.

Rapid City issue #8 read and discuss
posted on 4/21/2010
Kinetic and Hourglass come face to face with Maxwell Murder is the final chapter of the second Rapid City story arc.

Rapid City issue #7 read and discuss
posted on 4/2/2010
Kinetic and Hourglass must decide to trust one another before they arrive at the door-step of Red Lion, the living embodiment of destruction. Meanwhile, Max’s search leads him closer to the heroes than anyone realizes.

Rapid City issue #6 read and discuss
posted on 3/2/2010
The heroes and the villain both face frustrating dead-ends. Maxwell Murder gets comfortable in his victim’s home, while desperation leads Kinetic and Hourglass from science to Magic.

Rapid City issue #5 read and discuss
posted on 1/15/2010
In the first part of the “Mass times Acceleration” story arc, Kinetic and Hourglass seek a mysterious killer, while Maxwell Murder seeks a missing victim.

Rapid City issue #4 read and discuss

posted on 12/21/2009
In this last chapter of the “Objects at Rest” story line, Kinetic learns that starting up and sticking to it can be the hardest parts of being a superhero.

Rapid City issue #3 read and discuss

posted on 11/15/2009
Kinetic makes his “scene” debut by attending a party for superheroes. He begins to question his own motivations for entering that life. Hired killer, Maxwell Murder, demands his due compensation but gets only more complications.

Rapid City issue #2 read and discuss

posted on 11/14/2009
Now called “Kinetic”, our hero is prepared for a career as a crime-fighter, but is unsure how to begin. This tension weighs on his mind even as we see another man thrust into the role of hero by circumstances beyond his control. A killer, fallen on hard times, meets with an old associate and agrees to target a local superhero.

Rapid City issue #1 read and discuss

posted on 11/09/2009
A fledgling superhero grapples with ideas of identity and purpose. Can a name define who you are, or is it the other way around?

Red Lion: B Sides (test script)

EARLIER DRAFTS
These scripts are no longer the latest versions. You can read through them if you are interested is seeing the changes that I make as the story develops.

Rapid City issue #1

Rapid City issue #2

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