Saturday, June 29, 2019

Off Topic: The Penguin

The Canadian superhero called...The Penguin! Not to be confused with any other character with a similar name...

Art by SeanRM. July 2014.

Character © Bell Features or its successor in interest.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

2016: Apocrypha

(The following character was at one time considered part of the Owariverse, but has since been removed and is now considered non-canonical. Their inclusion here is strictly for historical purposes. This is part of the series covering the apocrypha of the Owariverse.

Friday, June 21, 2019

2019: Boris Petrenko

Boris Petrenko - Originally posted January 22, 2019

And here is the Boris Petrenko solo picture.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2014: Muttnik the Satellite Dog

Muttnik the Satellite Dog - Originally posted December 8, 2014

Muttnik's profile originally highlighted only the Satellite Dog himself. Here is the solo Muttnik profile picture.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Story Chronology

Story Chronology

The following list records the original posting dates on DeviantArt (or elsewhere) for all current stories and related images. These dates are for the ORIGINAL version. Most have been modified since their original posting.

"The City of Clocks" - August 9, 2015

"Ninja Chief" - July 27, 2015

"Shelly's Story"
Part 1 - April 12, 2010
Part 2 - April 12, 2010
Part 3 - April 12, 2010
Part 4 - April 13, 2010
Part 5 - April 13, 2010

"The Stone Gods" - August 6, 2015

Part 1 - July 20, 2015
Part 2 - July 21, 2015
Part 3 - July 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Profile Picture Chronology

Profile Picture Chronology

The following list records the original posting dates on DeviantArt for all current profile pictures. These dates are for the ORIGINAL version of each picture. Several pictures have been slightly modified since their original posting.


  • Captain Satellite - October 20, 2014
  • Shelly Ericson - October 22, 2014


  • The Albino Ant - May 13, 2015
  • Amazing Girl - July 13, 2015
  • The Astro-Giants - April 29, 2015
  • Pat August - December 29, 2014
  • Karma Bando - June 14, 2015
  • "Handsome" Jack Barker - January 22, 2019
  • Hugo Beaumont - November 24, 2014
  • Black Widow - September 21, 2015
  • Blue Behemoth - January 23, 2015
  • The Burger-Meister - August 2, 2015

  • Cat-Man & Kitten - June 6, 2015
  • Kenta Chiba - January 22, 2019
  • C.H.I.E.F. & Rex Coronado - January 18, 2015
  • Clankotron - June 19, 2015
  • The Deacon & Mickey Matthews - June 11, 2015
  • Whitney DeKalb - June 16, 2015
  • Devil Dynamite - December 22, 2014
  • Disco Ball - June 21, 2015
  • Dr. Macabre - July 19, 2015
  • Doppelgirl - July 2, 2015
  • Drone Man - January 28, 2015

  • Elektroid - February 10, 2015
  • Enemy Alien - March 26, 2015
  • General Lee R. Falgout - January 21, 2019
  • Albert Fannick - February 12, 2015
  • Howard Fein - February 23, 2015
  • Firegirl - January 30, 2015
  • Gabrielle Fitzgerald - June 4, 2015

  • Gargantua Maximus - April 19, 2015
  • Girago - February 24, 2015
  • Hellbat - August 15, 2015
  • The Human Owl - January 22, 2019
  • Invincible Alliance - February 16, 2015
  • Junior Satellite Patrol (Ray Wood & Dara Green) - August 4, 2015
  • Killer Invisible - October 12, 2015 (as "Killer Volt")
  • Lord Zaur - May 18, 2015

  • Macro Warriors - March 16, 2015
  • Dick Major - July 8, 2015
  • The Masked Menace - June 30, 2015
  • Mr. Metal - June 23, 2015
  • Muscle Woman - July 14, 2015
  • Muttnik the Satellite Dog & Boris Petrenko - December 8, 2014 (solo Muttnik)/January 22, 2019 (Muttnik with Boris)
  • The Mystery Spaceman - June 28, 2015

  • The Neptoids - March 18, 2015
  • The Phantom Rogue - November 26, 2014
  • Princess Nikatonia - July 17, 2015
  • Professor Craneo - March 7, 2016
  • The Psychedelic Man - November 27, 2014
  • Kimber Rachelle - April 7, 2015
  • Red Taiyo - June 8, 2015
  • The Scarys - January 21, 2019
  • The Science Brigade (aka Kagaku Ryodan) - September 6, 2015
  • Sultura - June 25, 2015
  • The Sun Men - July 6, 2015

  • Nicola Tanihara - May 24, 2015
  • Third World - November 5, 2014
  • Third World Boys Auxiliary - October 6, 2015
  • Third World Japan Branch (aka Dai San Sekai) - August 28, 2015
  • Third World Leader - November 18, 2014
  • Thunder Man - March 22, 2015
  • Titan Khan - May 28, 2015
  • Tregaa the Tree Thing - May 5, 2015
  • Debbie Truman - January 22, 2019
  • Joe Truman - July 4, 2015
  • Tex Truman - June 2, 2015

  • Ultimate American - February 6, 2015
  • Urban Nightmare - January 20, 2015
  • Dr. Sandor Varkoff - April 13, 2015
  • Velvet Verity - May 16, 2015
  • Viking Star - July 23, 2015
  • The Volcano Monsters - July 10, 2015
  • Ivan Walters - January 21, 2019
  • Basil Whittaker - December 1, 2014
  • Zoragaza the Mystic - June 29, 2015

Monday, June 17, 2019

Phase One, Complete

Just a quick heads-up to let everyone know that "Phase One" of the Owariverse Revamp rollout was completed on June 14. All current profiles (76!) have been posted, and all current stories are online, too. I'm hoping to have the index pages for those features updated by the end of the week.

This is by no means the end of regular posting. I still have a lot of personal art that needs to be added. There's even more guest art still in the queue. You can rest assured that Christopher Elam's OWARI will maintain a steady schedule through at least the end of the year, and probably beyond.

Thank you for following us this far on the odyssey of bringing the Owariverse back to life!

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Astro-Giants

The Astro-Giants

From the far reaches of outer space, they come to planet Earth. They are...THE ASTRO-GIANTS!

The Astro-Giants are a race of phenomenally powerful cosmic beings who have taken an interest in our world. They have never acted in a way that indicates a reason for their presence during their infrequent visits. They have quite forcefully repelled interlopers who approached them, but have also prevented natural disasters such as a massive tidal wave that threatened El Oceano. Mostly though, the Astro-Giants have merely observed human activity and then departed. It is entirely possible their intentions are completely alien to our understanding.

There is some connection between the Astro-Giants and the Mystery Spaceman, but the precise nature of their link is still unknown. The Mystery Spaceman's appearance on Earth heralded the advent of the Astro-Giants, and it was in fact the stellar-faced humanoid who gave a name to the intergalactic colossi. However, whether the Mystery Spaceman is a living being that serves the Astro-Giants or a simulacrum they use to interact with "lower" lifeforms is an open question.

An unusual footnote with regard to the Astro-Giants is that, apparently, their arrival was foretold in an old pulp magazine. The April 1950 issue of Stunning Stories included a short story by Hiram Donnelly entitled "The Voice from the Stars" which uncannily predicted the coming of aliens very much like the Astro-Giants. Donnelly offered no insight into the inspiration for the tale to his editor, and was found dead of an apparent heart attack at his typewriter several months later. There are those who wonder if Hiram Donnelly knew too much and was "dispatched" by outside forces.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Muttnik the Satellite Dog & Boris Petrenko

Muttnik the Satellite Dog & Boris Petrenko

Boris Petrenko (Борис Петренко) is a Russian inventor and semi-retired aeronautics engineer currently living in Pongo, Virginia. At one time, he was heavily involved in the space program and maintained an office in Federalton. Today, he is content to tend to his garden and work on occasional special projects for C.H.I.E.F. as a paid consultant.

One particular project that captured Boris' imagination was C.H.I.E.F.'s effort to duplicate Captain Satellite's powersuit in their own laboratories. After devoting himself to the task, he felt he had developed a reasonable facsimile of the technology. The trouble was, how to test it? The project was classified, and finding a subject to wear the unproven suit would involve bringing someone else in on a "need-to-know" basis. Petrenko himself was out of the question due to his advanced age and chronic poor health.

The solution came in the form of Muttnik (Муттник), Petrenko's beloved pet. Muttnik is an East-European Shepherd Boris acquired as a puppy on a recent journey to Russia. He had named the dog "Muttnik" in a fit of whimsy, but the more he considered it, the more the idea of making the moniker a self-fulfilling prophecy intrigued him. After all, Muttnik could be trusted above and beyond any human.

Thus was born the legend of Muttnik the Satellite Dog! Boris tailored the prototype powersuit to doggy dimensions (it will stretch as Muttnik grows) and programmed it into a special Digital Collar. Muttnik, an exceptionally intelligent dog, can activate the suit by pressing a button on the collar with his paw. The suit not only mimics the design of Captain Satellite's, but duplicates its basic functions as an exo-skeleton capable of flight.

Muttnik earned his stripes as the Satellite Dog when he apprehended a cadre of Third World agents who were assaulting Petrenko. Captain Satellite has even endorsed his canine counterpart, going so far as gifting the heroic hound with a tag identical to his belt symbol. For his part, Muttnik is ready to answer any call to action, but is perfectly happy playing fetch with his master on lazy afternoons, too.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Third World Boys Auxiliary

Third World Boys Auxiliary

It would be a mistake to characterize Trey Dreier as a typical Third World agent. No, unlike the average Third World grunt, "Trey Dreier" (an assumed name) had a vision. His idea was to bring juvenile delinquents and other street kids under the influence of his subversive organization and get them started early in fighting for the cause. With the approval of his superiors, Dreier's Third World Boys Auxiliary did exactly that.

The Third World Boys Auxiliary maintained its recruiting office in the Minors under the auspices of a youth shelter called Third Chance. Though many members of the community had their doubts about Dreier and Third Chance, no one could prove anything shady was going on there. That all changed when runaway Dara Green found herself tangled up in Dreier's web of unsavory activity. Desperate to escape, Dara had called the Junior Satellite Patrol collect on a payphone and explained her plight to Patrol president Ray Wood before getting caught by the manipulator Dreier.

Acting on Ray's tip, Captain Satellite (without Shelly Ericson due to a quarrel between them) and Urban Nightmare sought out "Handsome" Jack Barker for information on the Third World Boys Auxiliary Dara had mentioned. Since Handsome Jack knew everyone and everything in the Minors, he realized instantly it had to be Third Chance, and Cap insisted on venturing there alone. This almost cost him his life, as Dreier and his charges had booby-trapped the place before clearing out. Only the timely arrival of Shelly in the Rocket Racecar (with Ray Wood along for the ride) saved Cap from a massive explosion.

Captain Satellite had learned through mysterious means that the Boys Auxiliary had relocated to their secret base on Armory Island off the coast. The trio flew into Armory Island to take on Dreier and his disciples, and gained another ally when Dara escaped captivity without even being rescued. When the smoke cleared, Cap, Shelly, Ray, and Dara had triumphed over the combined might of Trey Dreier and the Third World Boys Auxiliary.

Trey Dreier is currently incarcerated in Phipps Prison. His Boys Auxiliary has been broken up, and its members scattered throughout various jurisdictions. However, should Dreier ever get out of jail, it seems inevitable he will try to rebuild. The question is, will Third World let him?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Junior Satellite Patrol

Junior Satellite Patrol

The Junior Satellite Patrol is a youth organization dedicated to promoting and upholding the ideals of Captain Satellite. The brainchild of Paul Mann, Shelly Ericson, and Pat August, the Junior Satellite Patrol has chapters all over the United States and Canada, and is on the verge of expanding globally. Independent from Mann's business interests, the Patrol is funded primarily by private donations and corporate sponsorships. All individuals under the age of 21 are eligible to join the Junior Satellite Patrol, and members are issued both a Patrol jacket and special ID card when they pay their initial dues.

Ray Wood is the current president of the Greater Major City Chapter of the Junior Satellite Patrol. Ray is a hardworking and dedicated young man who takes his role as a leader seriously. His biggest disadvantage right now is inexperience, but he is learning more and more every day. To be quite honest, he might already be more capable than Captain Satellite as far as the hero bit goes.

Dara Green was a teenage runaway from the Midwest who had fled her widowed father after he'd beaten her up one too many times. She had wound up on the streets of Major City and gotten mixed up with Trey Dreier and his Third World Boys Auxiliary. Aghast over her situation, she happened upon a Junior Satellite Patrol flier on a streetlight pole and called them collect on a payphone. Ray was manning the phones at the time, and he not only accepted her call but did his best to convince Dara there was a way out. Unfortunately, he couldn't get help to her in time before Dreier discovered her attempt to escape his influence.

Ray Wood insisted on accompanying Captain Satellite and Shelly Ericson to Armory Island, the site of the Third World Boys Auxiliary's secret base. Dara managed to free herself through her own ingenuity, and she assisted Cap, Shelly, and Ray in capturing Trey Dreier and dismantling the Boys Auxiliary. In the months that followed, after Dara was cleared of all outstanding charges in juvenile court and had won emancipation from her father, she joined the Junior Satellite Patrol herself - sponsored by none other than Captain Satellite and Shelly Ericson.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ray Wood and Dara Green have fallen head over heels for one another. Their budding romance makes both of them very relieved Dara found guardians other than Ray's parents. Whether this is just puppy love or the beginning of something deeper remains to be seen. However, Ray and Dara have already forged a bond that can never be broken.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Burger-Meister

The Burger-Meister

The villainous creature known as the Burger-Meister is a product of Dai San Sekai, Third World's Japan branch. After glimpsing monster-busting hero Red Taiyo in action, the Burger-Meister exercised the better part of valor and fled for less hazardous conditions. He made his way to a freighter bound for the United States and hid amidst a cargo of language books, vinyl monster toys, and life-size love pillows. When his slow boat to America arrived in port in El Oceano, the Burger-Meister hopped off to embark on a solo career of evil.

Contrary to appearances, the Burger-Meister's head is not really a giant cheeseburger. It is composed of the same artificial material as the rest of his body, only specially-developed for visual effect. The Burger-Meister has no super powers other than his ability to disguise himself as a normal human. Instead, he is armed with the Ketchup Burp Gun (automatic weapon), the Mustard Gas Gun (actually knockout gas), the Salt Shaker (vibratory lock pick), and the Pepper Sprayer (inflammatory agent).

The Burger-Meister's biggest splash came when he blended into a lineup of mascots at El Oceano's traditional New Year's Day Prune Picker Parade and commandeered one of the floats. He pushed aside the Grand Marshal, Cat-Man star Bruce Chase, and crowned himself King of the Parade. Unfortunately for the Burger-Meister, the crowd included Beth Gordon and Kendal Rose, both of whom could do something about his rampage. This led to the first-ever team-up of Muscle Woman and Amazing Girl to smash the Burger-Meister's ambitions. The two heroines then attended that celebrated college football game the Prune Bowl together (the whole reason Kendal was in town in the first place) and cheered on their respective schools as the El Oceano State University Toros took on the Eastern Midwest University Condors in the annual pigskin classic.

As for the Burger-Meister, setbacks like getting smacked around won't stop him. When he's not out creating criminal mischief, he works at menial jobs that don't do very thorough background checks. His alias of choice is the ever-so-clever "Paddy Berger."

Friday, June 7, 2019

Dick Major

Dick Major

In the 17th century, Increase Major established the settlement which would one day grow into the modern day Major City. The Major family became a fixture in the city named for them, and their power, wealth, and influence has spanned multiple generations. Historically, they have been among the most prominent citizens in not just Major City, but the entire world.

Dick Major is not exactly the highlight of the Major family tree. Playboy, dilettante, spoiled brat - really, take your pick of the way you'd like to describe him. Unlike his uncle, the late Miles Major (widely-regarded as a generous and beloved figure), Dick has not earned a lot of friends or even respect over the years. He's the sort of person who thinks his money and standing entitle him to whatever he wants. You can imagine what that's done for his popularity.

Dick Major somehow convinced a woman to marry him in spite of his sparkling personality. Fanny Major is a gorgeous model who has become a regular on all the "World's Most Beautiful Women" lists. She is also an admitted trophy wife with no genuine affection for her husband. Fanny's in it for the riches and prestige, and Dick knows that. He figures it's worth it.

Though the rest of his clan has either embraced or at least accepted Paul (Captain Satellite) Mann, Dick resents what he feels is the diminishing of his family's legacy due to Mann's rise in stature in Major City. He refuses to accept what he sees as the devaluing of the venerable Major name, never considering his being an arrogant layabout does far more harm to it than Paul Mann ever could. He has toyed with the idea of using unethical or even illegal means to drag Mann down. The only catch is his all-consuming fear of being caught.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

"Handsome" Jack Barker

"Handsome" Jack Barker

"Handsome" Jack Barker is a flamboyant hustler who is a fixture in the expansive Major City neighborhood known as the Minors. Despite having no visible means of support (i.e., no real job), he gets along just fine. It's assumed he makes a living at the billiards tables and by playing card games like poker, blackjack, and most especially Bourré. It certainly isn't through shadier means, because that would go against Handsome Jack's character.

You see, though some might consider him an unsavory sort, Handsome Jack is actually a decent guy. He even eschews running obvious cons and makes his bones through his own skill and shrewdness. He is well-liked and well-respected throughout the Minors for his honesty and fearless good humor, and he seems to know everyone and everything in that part of town. It is said if you want to know something about the Minors, talk to "Handsome" Jack Barker.

So that's exactly what Urban Nightmare did. Handsome Jack has proven to be a reliable and trustworthy informant for the crimefighter since he began his crusade to protect the citizens of the Minors. Though he fully supports Urban Nightmare in his efforts to clean up the area, Handsome Jack keeps that fact low-key for his own good. He does have a reputation to protect on both sides of the battle, and it's in his best interest to give the appearance of being a disinterested observer.

Oh, the nickname? Handsome Jack gave it to himself. After all, he is extremely handsome. Just ask him.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

General Lee R. Falgout

General Lee R. Falgout

General Lee R. Falgout is a four-star general in the United States Army and a member of the top secret Monarch-12 committee which oversees C.H.I.E.F.'s operations. In the latter capacity, he has access to information on unusual events which he has been known to pass on to Captain Satellite as Cap's contact in the military. Should General Falgout really be doing that? Well, who's going to tell him to stop?

It must be noted that General Falgout acting as a source for Captain Satellite is not simply a case of the officer playing by his own rules. A couple of years ago, the general was visiting American troops in the desert nation of Bakhtar when they were ambushed by the forces of Third World. Only the timely intervention of Captain Satellite and Shelly Ericson flying into the fray in the Rocket Racecar prevented a disaster. General Falgout got to see Cap and Shelly in action firsthand, and he was duly impressed. He made a vow that day to help them in any way he could in the future out of gratitude and respect.

Though he is currently involved primarily in administrative duties, General Falgout is a combat veteran who has served with valor. Advancing age has done nothing to slow down the general - he is just as high energy as ever. He feels no need to be boastful about it, but anyone paying attention can tell that General Lee R. Falgout is still more than capable of kicking butt if a situation requires him to deliver a butt-kicking.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: This picture utilizes patterns from Free Camouflage Patterns for Illustrator & Photoshop by Spoon Graphics. The following public domain images at Wikimedia Commons were used in the creation of this picture: File:Flag of the United States.svg and File:US-O10 insignia.svg.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

HCAD: Doppelgirl

"HCAD: Doppelgirl" by Wandering Kotka. January 2011.

Featuring Doppelgirl.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: HCAD = "Holiday Charity Art Drive." I think. It's been a long time.

Monday, June 3, 2019

HCAD: Major City Mini-Heroes

"HCAD: Major City Mini-Heroes" by Wandering Kotka. January 2011.

Featuring Captain Satellite and Shelly Ericson.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: HCAD = "Holiday Charity Art Drive." I think. It's been a long time.