Friday, June 12, 2020

Re: Tired

Captain Satellite icon (originally posted individually September 16, 2014)

Re: Tired

As I write these words (March 18, 2020), the whole world is in varying degrees of crisis. My little corner of the internet feels especially inconsequential in times like these. However, I need to bring closure to some stuff for my own peace of mind. Hopefully, by the time this is published, the worst will have passed.

I've decided to suspend posting here and put the Owariverse back on the shelf. Faithful followers might recall I did the same thing in November 2018 right before Tumblr's radical change in policy drove me from their platform. The move back to Blogger reinvigorated my interest and creativity for longer than I would have anticipated, but I'm kind of back to where I started.

There are pieces in my archives which still conceivably could find a place here. This isn't everything by any means. This is just all I plan on including here at this time. It tells the story of the Owariverse as I currently envision it. I'm proud of all the content posted here over the last 18 months.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my art and my characters over the years. Though this phase of my online life is ending, I am leaving it open for the foreseeable future. And who knows? There's always the chance it could come roaring back to life with more antics from Captain Satellite, Shelly Ericson, and friends (and foes). This may not be the end at all!

Signing off from the Owariverse, wishing everyone the best!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Action Shots: Amazing Girl and Professor Craneo

Action Shots: Amazing Girl and Professor Craneo

Completed May 2016. Posted individually January 2019.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Off Topic: Lordwormm Fan Art

Lordwormm Fan Art

2010 & 2015. Mr. Checker, the Worm, Professor Poison, and Rainball © Alex Bowman/Lordwormm/AxelBowman.

Friday, May 1, 2020

"Electro Bob"

“Electro Bob”

“Electro Bob” was originally posted July 31, 2007, but its date of creation is unknown. It was just a doodle which took on a life of its own and became quite elaborate. It inspired other creators to such a degree that the character design was eventually drafted into the Owariverse. "Killer Volt" was the first pass in 2015, but eventually this was revised to "Killer Invisible" in 2019.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Off Topic: Sailor Erato

“Sailor Erato” by Wandering Kotka. August 2014.

Based on Rene Bond (1950-1996) as a character in Sailor Moon (© Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation).

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Off Topic: Frenchy Tiggler

Frenchy Tiggler by Wandering Kotka. May-June 2013.

Based on Rene Bond (1950-1996) in the film Devil's Little Acre.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Off Topic: Lad Mag ACEOs

Lad Mag ACEOs by Wandering Kotka. June 2012.

Featuring Jaguar Bond (from Jaguar), Le Duke (from Duke), and Pussy Katz (from Duke), all originally published by Myron Fass.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Off Topic: Wow Comics

“Wow Comics” by Wandering Kotka. December 2011.

Featuring the Canadian superhero named the Penguin.

Character © Bell Features or its successor in interest.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Off Topic: Earth-Two Hawkgirl

The Earth-Two/Golden Age Hawkgirl (Shiera Sanders).

Art by Wandering Kotka. October 2011.

Character © DC Entertainment, Inc./DC Comics, Inc.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Off Topic: Green Wyvern Triumphant

“Green Wyvern Triumphant” by Wandering Kotka. June-July 2009.

A Return of Jetman commission depicting Green Wyvern. Green Wyvern © Lewis Smith. Based on characters from Chōjin Sentai Jetman (© TV Asahi/Toei Advertising, Ltd./Toei Company, Ltd.).

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What Sort of Man Reads Captain Satellite: Number Zero?

What Sort of Man Reads Captain Satellite: Number Zero?

Photograph of the present author with a copy of Captain Satellite Number Zero. Front cover art by Wandering Kotka. Originally posted March 14, 2011.

Featuring Captain Satellite and Shelly Ericson.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Adam One

Adam One by BB. September 2015.

Adam One (番アダム Ichiban Adamu) is an original character (with an obvious influence from Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy) created by BB. The greatest (and so far unrepeatable) success of Dr. Isamu Yoneda (米田勇博士 – Yoneda Isamu Hakase) was Adam One. Originally designed as a companion for orphans, Adam was stolen by a doomsday cult and upgraded into a war machine. Doctor Yoneda and a horde of servitor robots and puppets stormed the cult’s compound and saved Adam. While Yoneda removed most of the gear the cult had packed into Adam, he left the rocket boots and finger laser intact at the robot boy’s request .

Yoneda and Adam have a “family” of half-bright robots and puppets which sometimes cause as much trouble as they solve.

“Adam One” art and character © Pete M. Kowal.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Doctor Hikari Jono and Doctor Isamu Yoneda

Doctor Hikari Jono and Doctor Isamu Yoneda by BB. September 2015.

Doctor Hikari Jono (条野光博士 Jōno Hikari Hakase) and Doctor Isamu Yoneda (米田勇博士 Yoneda Isamu Hakase) are wholly original creations of BB. Jono is the creator of Super Thing 56 and grandfather of Saki Jono. Yoneda is the creator and father figure of Adam One.

“Dr. Hikari Jono” and “Dr. Isamu Yoneda” art and characters © Pete M. Kowal.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Saki Jono

Saki Jono by BB. September 2015.

Japanese schoolgirl Sakiko Jono (条野さき子 Jōno Sakikō) controls the giant robot Super Thing 56 with that special headset she’s wearing. You can just call her “Saki” (さき) for short.

“Saki Jono″ art and character © Pete M. Kowal.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Super Thing 56

Super Thing 56 by BB. September 2015.

Super Thing 56 (スーパーシング 56号 Sūpāshingu Gojū Roku-gō) is both a parody of Tetsujin 28-go/Gigantor and a revised and updated version of a robot called “the Thing” which appeared in a Blue Tracer story published in Military Comics #12 (October 1942) by Quality Comics. (There’s also a little Devo in there.) He was invented by Dr. Hikari Jono (条野光博士 Jōno Hikari Hakase) and is controlled by Japanese schoolgirl Sakiko Jono (条野さき子 Jōno Sakikō). You can just call her “Saki” (さき) for short.

Based on “the Thing” created by Fred Guardineer, which is now in the public domain. “Super Thing 56″ art and character © Pete M. Kowal.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dirk Dixon - The Man of Tomorrow

“Dirk Dixon - The Man of Tomorrow” by Igadevil. July 2005.

Dirk Dixon is a parody of Golden Age space heroes who was originally created as an adversary for the Return of Jetman series. As some of you may have noticed, he has been incorporated into the Owariverse mythos as a fictional character like Cat-Man or the Deacon. He was designed by Igadevil.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Owariverse Inspiration by BB - Part 2

Owariverse Inspiration by BB - Part 2. December 2015.

This character design served as the basis for "Handsome" Jack Barker.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Owariverse Inspiration by BB - Part 1

Owariverse Inspiration by BB - Part 1. September 2015.

This motorcycle design served as the template for Solarflare.

Friday, March 6, 2020

"Electro Bob" by BB

"Electro Bob" by BB. August 2015.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: "Electro Bob" is an earlier, alternate version of Killer Invisible. A future entry will clarify this history.

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Gallery of work by Drawnbykenna:

"Do The Batusi" (October 2012) (After Adam West; featuring Doppelgirl)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Gallery of work by former DeviantArt user velvetluck:

Shelly Ericson (January 2011)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Celamowari Fight

"Celamowari Fight" by Lordwormm. February 2010.

Featuring Enemy Alien, Captain Satellite, Drone Man, Ultimate American, Thunder Man, and Elektroid.

Also by Lordwormm:

"OC Tribute 4" - September 2009

"ALLSTAR Homage DA OCs" - October 2009

"JLA parody DA OCs" - October 2009

"Stretchy" - May 2010

"Celamoari FAN ART" - May 2010

"Celamowari Fanart1" - October 2010

"Celamowari Fanart2" - October 2010

"Deviant Art All Stars 2" - January 2014

"Celamowari Aliens" - August 2016

Monday, January 20, 2020

Getting Closer

“Getting Closer” by Nickyflamingo. January 2012.

Featuring Shelly Ericson and Firegirl.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

To Be Continued

To Be Continued

A thank you to everyone who has supported this revival of the Owariverse. I consider 2019 a success in whipping this back into shape. Not bad considering I had completely shelved everything in November 2018.

The current plan is to take some time off to recharge the batteries and map out the direction for this year. I have no idea exactly how long this hiatus will be, but it is not intended to be permanent. There's still a lot of content left to republish!

Happy 2020!