Saturday, January 21, 2017

Raven Squad: Black


File name: Edward Teach
Rank: Captain, Queen Anne's Revenge II
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Primary Specialty: Pirate
Secondary Specialty: Pirate

Former pirate, resurrected via means unknown. Head attached to neck via steel bolts and harness. Captains the Queen Anne's Revenge II, the massive airship the Raven Squad calls their home away from home.

One of the meanest and most cunning pirates ever to sail the Atlantic. Still in the habit of shooting lower officers in the knee, mostly so they don't forget who he is. How the Squad came to hire him is unknown, but even Red is wary in her dealings with him. The man could barely be trusted in life. Death has made him worse.

He'll bring the full eighty cannons against any target, even if he doesn't have to. He'll strip a ship clean of anything. It took a while to convince him to stop stealing sugar cane and molasses, but every now and then he'll fire off some pirate lingo over the intercom. Is to be avoided at all costs on Talk like a Pirate Day.

Art by Sam Flegal

Friday, January 20, 2017

Raven Squad: Green


File name: Sumi Pieck
Rank: Head of Science Division
Birthplace: East Berlin, East Germany
Primary Specialty: Scientific Advancement
Secondary Specialty: Medic

Father high ranking officer in East German political party. Mother unknown, rumored to be either various mad scientists or spies. Right arm lost in lab accident, replaced with cybernetic one. Arm capable of exerting 3700 pounds per square inch of force. Legs voluntarily amputated and replaced with genetically engineered arms. "I can work at four stations at once, why wouldn't I do that?

Developed her own fighting style to use her three arms. Cyborg arm has various weapons hidden, including shotgun, grappling hook, flame thrower, and darts.

For science, nothing is impossible. For some, a phrase, but for Green a way of life. Spends 16 hours a day coming up with impossible designs. Spends seven hours making them come true. Designs all the planes used by the Raven Squad, also all their equipment. Plus genetically blasphemous creatures that prowl the Squad's base. Because she can, that's why. Would have been fired some time ago, but no one dares interrupt her during science time-which is all the time.

Art by Sam Flegal

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Raven Squad: Yellow


File name: Victoria Rathbone
Rank: Head of Accounting
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Primary Specialty: Clerk
Secondary Specialty: Information

Worked a variety of white collar jobs in Africa and Europe. Silent and orderly, Yellow made sure to make herself invaluable with any company that hired her. Can do spreadsheets blindfolded.

Has shown no proficiency with firearms, but has demonstrated ability with office supplies. Keeps letter opener at the ready, rumors that she once beat a pilot senseless with her Osborn 1 laptop are yet to be verified.

She isn't a fighter, but there is no else who can handle the paperwork. Need passports? She can print them off in an hour. Need forged landing permits? Two hours. Papers of transport? Half an hour. Also doubles as flight controller. Makes sure the paperwork flows smoothly so everyone gets their pay when they are supposed to; handles accounts for the entire squad and makes everything look legitimate on paper.

Art by Sam Flegal

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Raven Squad: Blue


File name: Miroslav Brekhov
Rank: Lieutenant (formerly Soviet Army)
Birthplace: Vladivostok, USSR
Primary Specialty: Mechanic
Secondary Specialty: Interrogation

Formerly served with Soviet Special Purpose Forces. Left after kneecapping hand to hand combat instructor. Red personally broke him out of  the gulag and offered him a place on the Raven Squad.
Has shown proficiency with the AK-47, PSM pistol, PP-90, KS-23, and the AS Val. Has demonstrated ability in combat wrestling.

Works around the clock to keep the Squad's planes in the air. Could make a working carbonator with stale bread and vodka. Always armed, approach with extreme caution. Unofficial second in command of the Raven Squad-does not allow dissent in ranks. Pilots who complain about his work tend to find unpleasant surprises-like a cut fuel line or bears in the shower.

Art by Sam Flegal

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Raven Squad: Red


File name: Classified
Rank: Squadron Leader -Raven Squad, formerly flight lieutenant (S.T.U.N.T.)
Birthplace: Classified
Primary Specialty: Commander of Raven Squad
Secondary Specialty: Intelligence

Actual background prior to joining S.T.U.N.T. is shrouded in mystery. Left under controversial circumstances during  'Operation: Barbosa' and later resurfaced leading the Raven Squad.
Has shown proficiency with the PP-90, TT-30, M79, Saiga-12, and the M700. Has demonstrated ability in Krav Maga and Fujian White Crane.

Founded the Raven Squad and hand selected all agents. The Squad's stated mission is profit-for the right price they will go anywhere and do anything. Nothing is off limits, which often puts them at odds with S.T.U.N.T. Red has sworn to destroy Jet. Has pilot skills that rival Sofia, and is equally comfortable in anything from a Fokker Dr.I to a Northrop Grumman B-2

Art by Sam Flegal

Monday, January 16, 2017

Upcoming work

Double whammy of computer problems and disease have managed to sap my will and attention span, but there will be some more updates.

First, I'll have the Raven Squad up (finally) but the big news is what is coming in February:

Bring on the Bad Guys!

A hero is only as good as the villain, so that's why I'll be taking a look all month long at some of the various foes across popular culture. For the first time out I'll take a look at one of the more infamous ones, the Rogues of Batman. For added nostalgia feels, I'll be using the format on the old Bring on the Bad Guys website.

Just keep your peepers peeled and glued to this screen True Believers!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), dir. Tom McLoughlin, Paramount Pictures/Sean S. Cunningham Films/Terror Films, Inc.

If you remember the end to part 5, Tommy Jarvis looked to be primed to take over the hockey mask. That didn't go over very well with the audiences, so it was decided to bring the proper Jason back. Never mind that they made it a plot point that he had been cremated since his death in part 4. There's money to be made, so the film came back.