Detla has applied to be on the team, but hasn’t completed all the basic training and courses needed for field duty. She’s going along but will remain onboard the Osprey for security once the team disembarks, along with Peggy and her copilot. After all, they’re dealing with an opposing force of supers, so someone flying aboard the Osprey and attacking two distracted pilots isn’t out of the question.

The trope of young people being mystified by anything that existed even slightly before they were borne is funny if played right, but I think it’s a tough sell. “What’s a magazine/record/newspaper/typewriter?” Yeah, hah hah. I’ve never seen a telegraph machine in person, but I know what they are. Now, for pop-culture references, those have a shorter shelf life, to be sure. If not for the poorly received Johnny Depp Lone Ranger movie, it’s likely that anyone under the age of 16 might not actually have ever heard of the Lone Ranger. Same thing with Zorro, or The Three Musketeers (who, as an aside, were mostly known for their sword fighting skills, not their preference for muskets.) Also, massive stars from back in the day rarely have much longevity. I’d bet real money the average high-schooler today has no idea who George Burns, Don Knots, or Bob Hope are.

Still, if you had to come up with a quick example of “someone who wears a mask” on Family Feud, I think the polls would favor burglars/bank robbers, superheroes, surgeons… firefighters? I don’t know, probably Zorro or the Lone Ranger might make the list back in the Dawson days, but, eh, maybe still today with 30-40-something parents and maybe a grandparent on the team. Fencers? (The ones with the swords, not people who install fences.) Maybe Beekeepers? I dunno if that mesh hat thing is a mask technically. Still, Mr. Amorphous doesn’t cite “superheroes” because he’s standing in a sky bus full of them and no one but the non-super powered alien chick is wearing a mask.

The November Vote Incentive is up!

I went a little simpler with the art this time, which is to say I didn’t add like 9 passes of lighting and detail work. I wasn’t trying to chintz out on the time input or anything, I’d been browsing around ArtStation since I like torturing myself with all the amazing art there, and found a few people who do nice clean styles that are more Arcane (the League of Legends Netflix show) than Love, Death and Robots, and by LD&R I mean the ones that are like “Look at how realistic our skin textures are!” and not the ones that are more Pixar-y or just like 2D cell art or whatever.

Enjoy variant outfits and lack thereof over at Patreon.

Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.