We had such fun with Matt Youngmark's Chooseomatic adventure "Zombocalypse Now" that I thought we should take a crack at his newest book, the super-hero themed "Thrusts of Justice". As usual, I'll post a few pages of the adventure and let you all collectively decide on what course of action we should take. Matt's a very funny, gifted writer and I am sure you'll get a kick out of these latest escapades. If you enjoyed trotting along after our zombie-confronting stuffed bunny, you'll love this one as well. And just like last time, you should go buy your own copy since we're only scratching the surface of the hilarity enshrined in these pages.
Without further ado, let's don our Clark Kent glasses and slip into our spandex Underoos, folks!
Cool! And here are our choices:
I also thought it might be fun for you all to propose designs for these characters. Obviously we've seen Ox but feel free to take a crack at designing him as well. Just post the links to your image in the comments and we'll see what we can come up with!
Everybody in a five-block radius will soon have phone-video of the Ox, right? So that leaves following the hero types. Cosmic Guardian might ultimately be the easier to follow, because he’s not actively trying to hide. But he does fly, even if it’s only in spurts right now, and that’s enough to keep him out of reach. So I voted Nightwatchman.
I’m gonna say Cosmic Guardian, because as X-Stacy pointed out I doubt we’ll get the exclusive on him, and as far as Nightwatchman goes, I don’t think he’d like us following him, and we may have a hard time reporting anything after he breaks our collective arms.
I’m voting for The Batman (AHEM, I mean The Nightwatchman) 😉
All I’m going to say is this decision is going to determine what kind of hero we’re going to be. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I’ve played through (pretty unsuccessfully mind you) on a couple occasions so far, and determining our power set will be made here.
As for my choice, I’m voting to follow Cosmic Guardian. That’s the only one I haven’t tried yet.
I’m voting Nightwatchman. On the assumption that all three stories will be followed up by one of the three reporter friends and thus somebody in our group will get video of the Ox and the scoop on Cosmic Guardian for the startup website, the next priority is pursuing the lifelong dream.
Also, Nightwatchman sounds awesome.
This is my take on Nightwatchman
Kaldath made a fair point about copyright infringement on my thread in the forums. Jeff, could you delete my previous post? I don’t want to get in trouble.
To be fair, I being the Moderator of the forum ( and just waking up as I work overnights ) went and checks the forums first before coming here so I did not see Jeff’s request here and deleted what I felt was a violation of the forum rules. This being Jeff’s site and I working for him so to speak, if he tells me its ok to post pictures of these character to the forum rest assure I will give MisterDinoMan a public apology for the deletion of his forum post.
It’s fine in this case — I don’t think the author, Matt, minds if we play around with it.
In That case, MisterDinoMan I hope you can accept my apology for deleting your post on the forum. Please feel free to re-post it, though I believe you will need to post a new copy of it here as well as when you re-post it I think it will be assigned a new URL from the previously posted copy. Once again I am most sorry for this misunderstanding.
Not your fault, Kaldath, you did a good job — I should have communicated better. It’s on me. My apologies, MisterDinoMan.
I picked Nightwatchman because it just seemed like a better idea.
Also since that whole thing got cleaned up, a version of nightwatchman
I’ve been reading Thrusts of Justice, too. I’m voting to follow Nightwatchman, just because I haven’t gone down that path yet.
The Cosmic Guardian has been missing for years and just caught a meteor. THAT’S the story, not some common skulking vigilante or a giant bankrobber!
A quickie: The Ox
Tried my hand at Ox as well. Thought it would be fun to add in a yoke-like club, even though there’s no mention to it in the book.
I like your Ox, Myro!
I vote we stay with Ox. I even made an Ox character to go with the vote, but….that’s ads far as I can go.
I choose to follow the Cosmic Guardian. Here’s my version of him…
Wow! Well done all around. I love MisterDinoMan’s take on the character, with the simple application of black and red and the excellent accessorization, but more than that, I’m very impressed with how you and Kaldath handled the issue with his post, Matt. It’s that kind of coolness that keeps me coming back.
Well, time is almost up, but I took a crack at the other two characters so far, before we started our next chapter in the adventure. Here are Cosmic Guardian and Nightwatchman.