Leather’s heart was pounding, but her eyes narrowed. “Miss Beguile, you could wipe me off the planet with a thought and I know it. So, please don’t take this as disrespect… but my name is *Leather.* If you forget that, there’ll be trouble.” “I know.” Beguile paused, standing in front of Leather. “I was making sure *you* did. And seeing if you were the kind of pissant annoyance who’ll assert herself in the face of complete obliteration. I’m glad to see you are. —Leather and Beguile
Sometimes you see Evvie’s scars from back in the day – and from the way she gets treated by her peers even to some degree today. I once asked her why she always hung out with us, instead of people her own age. “I don’t like girls my own age,” she said. I asked why not. And she answered “because they don’t like me.” —Dawn Watari
“That’s enough!” the officer processing Leather snapped. “Pipe down!”
Leather snorted, then stared at the officer. “Did you just… did you just tell me to pipe down? Are… are we actually living in a Heinlein novel? You have to tell me if we’re living in a Heinlein novel or it’s entrapment. I know my rights.”
Todd Chapman is alone with Lady Violet, the diabolical alchemist who despises him. Can he possibly survive? At long long long last, the twentieth part of Interviewing Trey. It's actually been ready for quite a while, but there are some behind the scenes site redesigns that needed to take place, and we've finally had a… Continue reading ⎇001JW Interviewing Trey #20
The lost episode of Interviewing Trey, just in time for new episodes to follow it! In rapid succession, Todd Chapman has found himself at a dead tear, been changed into formal-wear in an elevator, paraded in front of Dispater's Pit's villainous investors, met Beguile, re-met supervillain-hanger-on Moriarty James, offended Lady Violet, Decipher, and the other younger Dark Gods of Greystone, and been healed at the direction of the legendary, urbane, and very dangerous Buzzy Denis -- aka the Buzzard. Now, fresh off of being pulled aside by the Buzzard for a little chat, Todd Chapman is being brought back into the predators' den... knowing all too well the Jack O'Knaves will be making his appearance soon...
Justice Wing Excelsiors: Orientation told the story of Mierra McCall arriving at the 'summer camp' that was her cover story for joining Empire City's Excelsiors. In the process, she met Delia Temple (the daughter to DETAILS Agent Lynette Hardesty), Conner Church (son to fellow Excelsior Colin 'The Cavalier' Church), and the rest of the charter class of the new Justice Wing Institute for Parahuman Studies. But, while Mierra was meeting the future of heroism, Lynette Hardesty and Colin Church had a discussion of their own -- one they had put off for a long time...
It's several weeks after the events of Justice Wing: The Excelsiors Reaching Higher, and Mierra McCall -- aka the Rambunctious Rodent -- is on her way to the in-city summer camp Colin Church (aka the high flying Cavalier) set up for her to begin training and get her school life back on track. But where Mierra expected a computer coding camp at least as a cover story, instead she finds DETAILS Special Agent Lynette Hardesty, and a unique group of teenagers, including a rather strange young girl named Vortex, an oddly mature teenager named Cosette Wight, Colin Church's fourteen year old son, and her first step into another world. Oh, and Trudy. She also finds Trudy. The gateway to Justice Wing: Halcyon Days starts here.
As part of the special double-issue profiling the Cheshire Kittens -- and representing Todd Chapman's return to Amplifier as a writer -- Amplifier asked the Kittens a few questions about their favorite songs across their career. Amplifier Asks!™ The Cheshire Kittens: Your Favorites G-Listening (Lead Singer, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar) Of All the Songs You’ve Written, What Are… Continue reading ⎇001JW: Amplifier Asks: Cheshire Kittens
As we head closer to actual content returning from Summer Vacation (otherwise known as Summer-Work-Massive-Not-Vacation), here's a couple of things from the Patreon connected to the Cheshire Kittens. First up -- a discography! As of this writing, the Cheshire Kittens have had twelve albums, two live albums (one a double-album) and one box set compilation.… Continue reading ⎇001JW: The Cheshire Kittens Discography
For almost two decades the Cheshire Kittens have been at the forefront of the music scene and the Parahuman Rights Movement alike. Now, with their founding drummer walking out and their future in question, veteran journalist Todd Chapman returns to Amplifier in this special double-issue profile. The Cheshire Kittens have survived turmoil, trauma, and travail. Can they still survive each other?
After a lot of years, we finally go to Empire City, New York in the Justice Wing universe. For those who've wondered where the alleged Marvel influences on Justice Wing are... well, here you go.
For the record, this is a complete Novella. So... budget at least some time for reading it. And despite the header image? Amulet is only mentioned in the story. She doesn't appear.