But set some time aside because Saturday July 23rd is when it really starts to get interesting!
Dawn Radio will be broadcasting DawnCon events LIVE starting at 2pm EDT. These include special guests, songs, and contests spanning multiple MMO platforms.
Then, at 5pm EDT, David 2 will be joining Von from CoX Comics for a special panel discussion about comics, MMOs, and related subjects. Just like last year, David 2 will have a special treat for DawnCon listeners connected to the upcoming release of “Battlerock Comics Presents” #3, and it is said that Von may have a surprise all his own.
You’ll also be able to join David 2 in Champions Online during the interview and chat with him online afterwards.
You don’t want to miss this!
Tune in, log in, bring your virtual snacks, and enjoy the extravaganza!
We’ve been making some changes to the website; adding new content and updating some pages.
We’ve expanded our “Media” section to include both audio and video files, as well as a brand new wallpaper courtesy of both David 2 and Von from CoX Comics featuring Galatea Future rendered in 3D.
Speaking of video, we’ve included some of our past works from the City of Heroes, including the “Ask Captain Catastrophe” video comic series. There will hopefully be more.
Oh, and for those wondering, GF’s adventures in other universes continue through “The Crucible”, but she will be showing up back in “Future’s Guardian” sooner than you may think.
You will also be hearing more dramatic audio segments based on Battlerock Comics issues on Dawn Radio. And if you miss them, they’ll also be in the new Audio Stories segment of the page. Oh, and you might here a quick subtle plug or two from David 2 on-air.
We are currently busy working on Issue 23 of “Future’s Guardian”, and putting thoughts into Issues 24 and our special 25th issue. We thank you for your patience and your dedication to visit our humble site and read our free fan-made creations, and we hope 2022 will be better than in previous years.
And as we end this, here’s that new wallpaper of Galatea Future. Enjoy!
It’s Halloween weekend, and we here at Battlerock Comics would like to share in the scary festivities with a look at comics past.
CITY OF HEROES
Our first venture involves a hero who isn’t a witch in the beginning, but later learned by some of the best.
Courtney Hart started as a frumpy teenager who got her hands on a cursed spellbook and became locked into being eternally beautiful and with fire-based superpowers. She adopted the codename Coeur Du Feu(or “Heart of Fire”).
As a member of the Guardians of the Dawn, Courtney earned the respect of both her fellow heroes and also some of the more powerful mystical members.
In her debut in “Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight” #9, Courtney went toe-to-toe with The Cabal, the biggest collection of witches and wizards in the world of the City of Heroes to retrieve a cursed object before it could kill the one that possessed it.
Eventually her powers would develop to where she would need to train with the famed Stonehenge Coven, the premiere coven on the planet.
In “The Guardian Powers” #9, we are introduced to Tessa Romanna, the mother of the teenage Pyrogurl. Even though she’s now an executive with Hero Corps, Tessa is still someone that you do not want to cross when it comes to her daughter.
GEORGIA – July 25, 2021 – Battlerock Comics, a subsidiary of Get Brutal Productions, now has its own official domain address.
Writer/Creator/Owner David 2 says the decision to move the digital comic website to its own domain was something he wanted to do for years.
“Back when I first came up with Battlerock Comics, I wanted to give it its own domain, something that would make it easy for people to identify. I got a little tired of adding on dot-wordpress or dot-blogspot or dot-AOL. I wanted it to be easy for this more than any of the other projects I’ve done. I’ve been lucky in that I chose a name that people did not try to exploit for other projects.”
Since its inception, Battlerock Comics has been using WordPress as its host. Previous projects for Get Brutal Productions were hosted through America Online and Google’s Blogger. David 2 says that the new domain continues using WordPress as the host, but now it has its own domain.
“Expanding our business with WordPress allows us access to more storage space and to include multimedia projects such as audio and video files,” said David 2. “This will be put to use when we begin creating audio and video ads for Battlerock Comics.”
According to David 2, all previous links to comics or other pages will be redirected to the new domain automatically, so there would not be a need to create new links. Visitors to the website will also notice the absence of banner ads, which are a staple of free website hosting.
“The only ads on the website will be the ones we give permission for,” said David 2.
Battlerock Comics is a subsidiary of Get Brutal Productions and is owned and operated by David 2. It is a not-for-profit publishing resource for fan-made digital comics using in-game material from MMORPGs and other sources.
Galatea Future’s encounter with the strange multiverse-travelling Watcher Twelve and his companion, Synnamon Kitten, continues in the most recent release of “The Crucible”.
When last we saw them, Galatea had confronted Watcher Twelve after spotting his Navix device. Being an experienced multiverse traveler and former time operative from a certain “City”, Galatea knew that no good comes from someone wearing a Navix. Soon afterward, they all encounter agents from Witt Enterprises, and Watcher Twelve disappears in a flash of light.
Issue 37 picks up right where the last issue left off, with Galatea having to calm down two feisty females before one of them nukes the Renaissance Center, and we find out just where Watcher Twelve vanished to and the secret behind his Navix device.
Galatea’s meeting with Watcher Twelve and Synnamon Kitten will have repercussions in the pages of “Future’s Guardian” as a certain agent will be alerted to her origins.
For more information about the world of “The Crucible”, as well as seeing all the past issues, check out the official website at www.coxcomics.com
And be sure to keep checking here for more of Galatea Future’s various adventures.
With Cardinal Syn and her Task Force making their move against the corrupt police officers of the Blue Dog Squad, the mysterious Sundown looks into the death of Lawdog and the claim that Jason Knight was the killer.
Meanwhile, the mysterious “New Avenger” re-appears and takes on Despair. Will he do what Jason Knight could not? Find out!
It was fourteen years ago on this day that the first-ever superhero-themed massive multiplayer online role-playing game was launched.
“City of Heroes” was a unique online experience, allowing players to create their own superheros from a variety of archetypes, powers, and costumes. The sheer amount of customization set the game apart from all others, in addition to its superhero theme and setting.
Set in the fictional city of Paragon City, Rhode Island, “City of Heroes” allowed players to begin a career as a superhero amidst a city still recovering from a devastating extra-dimensional invasion that fragmented the city into several zones surrounded by massive walls. (The kind of walls that Donald Trump wishes he could have.) As you progress in your “career” as a registered hero, you gain new powers, including special abilities like being able to fly or run at super-speed or leap extraordinary distances.
As the game developed over the years, the level of customization became legendary.
With the launch of “City of Villains” in 2005, players could become villains and begin their own criminal careers in a system that mirrored – and later merged with – “City of Heroes”. This system also allowed players in both systems to join together to create superhero or supervillain groups and design their own headquarters.
In 2009, “Mission Architect” allowed players to create their own adventures, including their own custom characters, that they could then publish and have other players take part in and critique.
A year later, “City of Heroes: Going Rogue” joined “City of Heroes” as an expansion pack that not only introduced players to a completely new universe, but also allowed players to change alignments, going from heroes to villains and vice-versa.
Sadly, for reasons that still cannot be truly explained, the parent company of “City of Heroes” made the abrupt decision to terminate the game. Despite months of pleading with corporate officials and endless protests, the MMORPG shut down just after midnight on December 1st, 2012.
There are clearly other MMO games online. “Champions Online” is now the longest-running MMO, designed with features the original developers could not bring into “City of Heroes”. “DC Universe Online” is the first cross-platform MMO, being accessible through both PC and game consoles, and using legendary characters and settings in the world of DC Comics.
However, when people think superhero MMOs, they still think “City of Heroes”.
Although the game servers are shut down, “The City” is still remembered not only through the numerous developers that are trying to create “spiritual successors”, but also through talented people like the City of Comic Creators, who keep the stories going through the downloaded software and an MMO process called demo-recording.
At Battlerock Comics, we salute the developers and the thousand of players of that game that was first online in Paragon City fourteen years ago. Without them, Battlerock Comics itself would not exist today.
For more than eighty years, the police officers of Paragon City worked with the masked heroes to fight the good fight to keep the city safe. It wasn’t always on pleasant terms, and it wasn’t always “officially sanctioned”, but the co-operation was there.
Now that co-operation is virtually dead. Under the leadership of their deputy chief, the police have quietly reinstated the most abusive of their corrupt divisions and cut off all support with the heroes. Street vigilantes like Jason Knight are all that keep the area of Kings Row from falling into complete fascist control, but even he knows he can’t fight this alone.
But will he be able to get the help that he needs before the police find a way to silence him?