It’s no secret to readers of the “Future’s Guardian” series that our main heroine, Galatea Future, is not originally from the world of Champions Online. She was brought over from another universe and from an alternate timeline that she herself helped to destroy. Stripped of her god-like powers and “reset” to her base abilities, Galatea has been doing everything she can to not only help the people of her new adopted universe, but to also help herself do the one thing she wasn’t able to do before… and that was to live as herself and not just serve as a “guardian”.
But now, recent events in this issue have opened a new world to Galatea. One that has never been seen in Battlerock Comics, but has been somewhat familiar to longtime fans of science fiction.
While we cannot reveal what that world is, series creator David 2 says that he is glad to be able to introduce it to readers.
“Part of the frustration with doing characters that cross over from different universes and different platforms is that I can’t really show too much of that other world in this comic,” he says.
“Each ‘universe’ that my characters appear in are owned by certain companies. If specific content from one company appears, I have to give them credit to appease their copyright ownership. And if I introduce content from another company, not only do I have to give that other company credit as well, but I also risk getting a notification from either company that says that I can’t include that content. That’s part of the reason why all the content seen in ‘Future’s Guardian’, including flashbacks from that previous world, has been done through the eyes of Champions Online. This is their universe, so we have to see things through their eyes.”
But the content in Issue #14 is different, according to David 2.
“In this instance, we are dealing with content from the same company. A different universe, with different characters, but from the same developer. We feel this gives us a little leeway to introduce that new universe to readers briefly enough while keeping the integrity of all the characters intact.”
David 2 also says that the issue will have a connection to recent issues of the CoX Comics series “The Crucible”.
“It’s been fun working with (Crucible creator) Von again to collaborate on our respective series. While this will not be a direct tie-in to his current storyline, it will establish a connection between Galatea and a certain group featured in ‘The Crucible’.”
Check out the issue synopsis for Issue #14:
Following the events of Issue #13, Galatea finds herself in a strange place and in a strange life.
Where is she is a surprise.
What happens next will shock you.
Find out how it ties in with the recent events in “The Crucible”, and be prepared for a most unexpected cameo appearance.
The cover itself gives some modest hints as to where Galatea ends up. And it’s clearly not Iowa.
“Future’s Guardian” #14 will be available online on January 25th.