Visual Assault Omnibus, our premiere title, was a superhero/science fiction anthology series created by myself, which included gallery pages that new and amateur artists could submit to, as well as coloring and scripting contests and featured the following stories:
Nixa! – On Deimos, the smallest Martian moon, there exists a three-component masterpiece society, consisting of the controlling Deiphovner, subservient Lax’chaetaal, and mysterious Oss’fuite races. For reasons yet unknown to her, Nixa, the nigh-invulnerable metal-skinned Oss’fuite, leads the Lax’chaetaal in a revolt against the Deiphovner. The Oss’fuite are forced to choose sides and Nixa finds herself in battle against one-time ally, Mesq Klute. When it becomes apparent that Nixa may very well die in battle, she is teleported away against her will by friend Ari Grice, the third and final Oss’fuite. The “blind” teleportation leaves Nixa floating helplessly in Earth’s orbit. Her meteoric descent brings about wanton chaos and destruction on many different levels, as secrets that Nixa is no stranger to Earth are revealed.
Improbable Impact – Somewhere within The Brinke, the Sphere Of Time, lurks an entity some call Euthanasia, who was spawned at the creation of the universe. Euthanasia exists to exercise his whims as he sees fit. One of his fonder pleasures is to create new races that he can convert into loyal worshippers that will obey his every whim, even if the consequence is the destruction of the very fabric of the universe itself! He has discovered ideal followers in a race called The Trachnevid, a star-faring race that plunders planets in Euthanasia’s name. One sole survivor, Dimensioner, whose homeworld was destroyed in Euthanasia’s wake, begins a maddening crusade to build a counter-army to help prevent the fruition of Euthanasia’s twisted schemes and restore the proper balance of the universe.
Maseo, Hero-Killer – A mysterious young female vigilante, known only as Maseo, is accused of killing the national superhero, Paramount. The government wants to reprogram her, the public cries out for her blood, the superhero community demands retribution, and the villain element wants a crack at the person who killed Paramount. No one believes her. No one trusts her. No one except her court-appointed lawyer, Augustus Supall. Living a life on the run, Maseo begins to implement a plan that will reveal the forces behind the chaos that her life has become, while Supall struggles to unearth the truth. This is not your standard fare “vigilante” tale.
Ruehl – Even as a baby, the name Ruehl was a legend. Miracle Baby. Savior. Defender of the weak. Role model. Spokesperson. The ultimate merchandising tool. But suddenly, at the pinnacle of her career, evidence has surfaced that she was responsible for the deaths of nearly 200 people, a charge that she cannot deny. Follow the path of a superstar whose life begins the long, slow spiral straight to hell.
MindSet – When the world is running down…you make the best of what’s still around. And after The FlatFall of ‘94 (Nixa’s impact with Manhattan Island), MindSet is as best as it gets. Six in all, orphans turned guinea pigs, and molded into the finest, deadliest technologically advanced corporate henchmen. But when their mission is to assassinate the current Pope, can even the highest level of their super technology go toe-to-toe with an emissary from the heavens?
Loam, the Intrepid – How true are the rumors that a 400 year old myth, an African golem, whose hands are like anvils and whose eyes can burn the soul, has finally come to New York? One reporter for a sensationalist primetime tv show and his partner will risk their lives and even their sanity to reveal the truth behind the “monster” that preys on evil from the dark recesses of New York’s back alleys.
©1991 – 2016 Rhyan Scorpio-Rhys