Dave's ASH Archive - Time Capsules
Last Updated: 2/21/18
From left to right, Kaoru and Dr. M'Cormack.
Time Capsules is the first anthology series for the ASH Universe, and is
meant to have one-shot stories or very short arcs. The hook for the series
is a time capsule dug up by archaeologists in 2135. Each story will be tied
to an item or a record stored in the capsule. For more details, read #0.
- #0 - Legacy Discovered: This short story introduces
Professor M'Cormack and her first-year graduate student Kaoru Spinoza as they
open up the time capsule. By Dave Van Domelen.
- #1 - Conclave Arise!: The ransom tape sent by the
Conclave of Super-Villains after the events of CSV #3 forms the central item
for this story. By Dave Van Domelen from an outline by Tony Pi.
- #2 - [UUR 500] [VAI 980]: Excerpts from Triton's
autobiography. By Tony Pi and Dave Van Domelen.
- #3 - Dust to Dust: An epilogue to DEEP ARMAGEDDON.
First, the memorial service for the fallen Pollux of EUROPA, then the
reaction of the man on the street to the busy New Year's Eve. By Tony Pi and
Dave Van Domelen with Marc Singer.
- Annual #1 - The Darker Angels of Our Nature: Continuing
from Warden Annual #1, what does a century-old bag of circus peanuts candy
have to do with, well, anything? By Matt Rossi III and Dave Van Domelen.
- #4 - The Plane That Came Down And Woke Up The World:
New author Wil Alambre looks at another side of the story told in the opening
issues of CSV.
- #5 - Going To The Mattresses: A prelude to the upcoming
"Paragangs Of New York" series by Tony Pi! Devlin Marx sets out to take a
gamble on a new venture in Manhattan, between the devils and the deep blue
- #6 - Interview With A God: Kaoru reads through a
transcript of Charlie Rose's interview with Bragi, Norse god of poetry and
storytelling. No plot to speak of, but hopefully an interesting read. :)
- #7 - Paraball 2025 Wrap-Up: Not really a story, just
wanted to get all the Paraball stuff in one place instead of being in
Author's Notes scattered about.
- #8 - Memoirs of a Kong: January 2006 is Ape Month at
rec.arts.comics.creative, and this issue of Time Capsules honors that theme
with a look back at the movie career of Joe Jung of the Raging Mad Mountain
- #9 - Development Cycle: Introducing a new writer to
ASH, Andrew Burton! Not all supervillains in the 1990s had the Magene, nor
were all of them really particularly villainous. Some were just kinda weird,
like Doctor Developer, master of the deathtrap....
- #10 - Mayflies: Written by Dave Van Domelen, this
reveals the events of Dragonfly's life in the "Mainline" universe, after the
divergence point seen in Coherent Super Stories #4, as Kaoru
Spinoza finds Robert Baines's old diary.
- #11 - The Abyss Looks Back: Written by Dave Van
Domelen, a piece of a book by Third Heroic Age psychopaths Max & Dex, on
tactics to use when hunting superhumans.
- #12 - Think of the Children: Written by Saxon Brenton
for High Concept Challenge #2 and wrapped in a 2135 framing sequence by Dave
Van Domelen. Apparently the hamsters from the ASH Holiday Special #1 bred
a civilisation, and their descendants realised that they might not be able to
coexist with humanity....
- #13 - COAPing Strategies: Bureaucracy moves slowly,
except when it doesn't. Events of The Office (ASH #107-109) inspired world
governments to finally get their paperwork in order regarding the bewildering
array of Alternative Legal Persons.
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