Dave's ASH Archive - Academy of Super-Heroes
Last Updated: 8/30/17
ASH #121 added.
From left to right, top row: Solar Max, Meteor, Peregryn, Essay, Contact,
Green Knight, Scorch, Beacon, Lightfoot, Breaker, Fury and Peter the Satyr.
Bottom row: Comet, Gawain, Channel, old Scorch. Bottom row is old costumes
Academy of Super-Heroes by Dave Van Domelen - The current ongoing series
starring the bulk of the Academy team in 2023-5. The Academy of Super-Heroes
is the premiere hero team of the North American Combine.
ASH Archive: Older issues moved to a separate page to
clean things up. Added a scan of original outline for ASH #12. Contains the
The Family: #1-3
Old Friends: #4-6
Pandora's Box: #7-9
Foreboding: #10-12, #14-16
Deep Armageddon: #13
A Plan For Revenge: #23-25
By George: #26-27
Shadow of the Pyramid: #28-33
Point of the Spear: #34-36
City of Lights: #37-41
The Q'Nos Chronicles
The Romance of Three Republics
- Unfinished Business - #42-44
- Interlude - #45
- Shattering Hellas - #45-48
- Interlude - #49
- Climax - #50
- Central Asian Confederacy - #51-54
- SEATO - #55-58
- The People's Republic of China - #59-60
Metropolis - #71-75
- Time and Space - #61-64
- Manifest Destiny - #65-70
Time Slips Away
- Four To Never - #76-78
- Timequake - #79-83
- Coming Home - #84-88
Rival Schools - #101-106
- Kheper's Path - #89-92
- Billions Served - #93-96
- Rising Sun - #97-100
Prior to City of Lights, these stories were not formally
organized as arcs at the time of writing.|
The Office - #107-109
The camera swings back to the actual members of ASH for a short arc involving
a potential menace from the past.
- Part 1: I Hate Mondays - It's just a Monday in the
Life of the Academy of Super-Heroes roster as the world shifts a little on
its metaphorical axis.
- Part 2: Hump Day - It's Wednesday, and time to slog
back into the office...or The Office, in this case. But is there a lot of
unpaid overtime in their future?
- Part 3: TGIF - With one of their own lost to the
bureaucracy of the Office, ASH must regroup and figure out how to rescue him
before he's lost forever!
A Suit of Sables - #110-113
Darkness has been whispering at the edges of the world
since the first light, and now the whispers get louder. Who is the Lady
Sable, and how can she be stopped?
- Sonnet Null - A teaser to the "A Suit of Sables"
arc in ASH, written for High Concept Challenge #16.
- Part 1: Passing Through Nature - TerraStar would
appreciate it if the diplomats would get around to honoring the deal made
with her during Rising Sun and give her body back, but they're not too keen
on the idea. The thing is, she's not the only one with plans for that body,
and a mysterious "Lady Sable" might be manipulating events from the
- Part 2: The Memory Be Green - Lady Sable continues to
engage in activities both obvious and obscure, for purposes no doubt
sinister. Meanwhile, Justice learns the history behind his magic axe and the
lineage of Rechtigkeit!
- Part 3: The Steep And Thorny Way - Lady Sable's
sinister purpose is revealed...she wants to become a god! And as far as ASH
can tell, they have at most one day before it happens, at which point they
may meet the fate that befell their predecessors at the hands of Lord Ebon!
- Part 4: But A Shadow - It's All Hallows Eve, the time
for dark magics and illusion, the time of being...someone else. But who will
Lady Sable be when midnight comes? WHAT will she be?
A Fire Afar Off - ASH #114-118
When last we left Dimension Z (in Coherent
Super Stories #3) it was slowly shrinking out of existence. What happens
when it finally hits zero radius? And what impact will that have on the
world that was once the target of invasion from Dimension Z?
- Part 1: It's A Small World - Dimension Z is
approaching the bad kind of Singularity, and it just might have something to
do with the strange behavior of Don Quixote's sword. But can Weapons Master
figure out what's going on before it's too late?
- Part 2: Those Who'll Play With Cats - The community of
mages is starting to pay more attention to the matter of the sword, while
Weapons Master slowly peels back layers of its history. But with more mages
involved, can it be long before someone gets scratched?
- Part 3: Like Fire At A Distance - More of the history
of the fight against Dimension Z is revealed, and the stakes start to look
ever higher as both magic and science are predicting doom on a planetary
- Part 4: Thou Hast Seen Nothing Yet! - A clue buried
for over four centuries is the key to saving the planet from destruction, but
only if the right people find it!
- Epilogue: Wake The Wind - A done-in-one story focusing
on Esmeralda Colina. Now that she's done her part in the events of A Fire
Afar Off, can she ever return to her solitary life? Well, if she does, it
might mean the destruction of a Sector!
City of Night - ASH #119-125
Out of the death of a multiverse comes a small spark of
hope...and a mote of death! Lady Sable has plans for this power, and it
bodes ill for the start of 2027....
- Prologue: Heropolis Delenda Est: The actions of a mad
god finally unravel the fabric of reality, and a handful of refugees hope to
find safe haven in the North American Combine...but will reality itself
- Part 1 - Gloaming: As 2026 becomes 2027, things start
to settle down for the refugees, but a darkness is growing, both on Earth and
- Part 2 - Nachtlich: With Berlin experiencing night
without dawn, the outside world can't help but take notice, but is there
anything they can do?
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