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G.R. : The Internal Hero Universe’s “New 30”!

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments


As my longtime follows on Twitter know, I’m creating my own comic book universe: Internal Hero. ( @Retrospect360 ) on Twitter. The webcomic “Internal Hero Presents” was the first incarnation of this universe. For over a year I’ve chronicled the creation of Internal Hero’s first 40 characters, a few have been revealed as development sketches , but the majority of the “1st 40” won’t be revealed until the launch of “” which is currently under construction.

How beautifully ironic, spontaneous, strange, and wonderful that the next set of characters for Internal Hero would be revealed before the initial “1st 40″!  ‘The NEW 30”-second wave of Internal Hero Characters were drawn for the first time in November via participation of “The 30 Characters In 30 Days” challenge!

I love how “wave 2- The New 30” has been revealed before “wave 1- The 1st 40” ! Life is so wonderfully unpredictable! The Internal Hero Universe is now 70+ characters strong. It has been an absolute pleasure to take part in this challenge! I hope you enjoy my work. Congrats , shout outs, and kudos to all the creative participants of the challenge this year!

A very special thanks to God, my family, and my family on Twitter for all of their support, positive energy, and encouragement. I love you.

Best regards,


#30 The G.R.A.C.E. Art/Creatives Academy (Galactic Residential Academy for Creative Excellence)

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most in the known universe who have the burning desire of creativity aspire to attend The G.R.A.C.E. Arts/Creatives Academy. (Galactic Residential Academy for Creative Excellence)
Painting, dance, drawing, creative writing, poetry, song, spoken word, crafting, mastery of any known musical instrument, graphic arts, cartooning, sculpting, architecture of multiple worlds,  clothing design – you name it and it is taught at The G.R.A.C.E  Art/Creatives Academy.

An entire planet devoted to nothing but exploring and expanding the gifts of creatives, spots to attend G.R.A.C.E. are desired throughout the universe. Even more desired are the teaching positions there. Almost every known species throughout the galaxies is represented in the global student body. Art / creativity produced by the students of the G.R.A.C.E. academy is desired and sought throughout the universe.

A completely neutral planet : (with a defense system of planetary scale involuntary teleportation- no fire arms required)  it is rumored to be one of the most peaceful places in the known universe.





#29 Palmstrong ( aka The Walking Palm Tree)

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Plamstrong : status: hero

Neovidual abilities : Palmstrong possesses extreme strength , resistance to injury, and mass level regenerative properties. Palmstrong , being half man, half palm tree, can also root himself into soil anchoring his body to an extant that few forces would be strong enough to move him. A peaceful man, Palmstrong will grow fierce in battle in the defense of his friends.

#28 Furnace Face

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Furnace Face : status: villain

neovidual abilities: Furnace Face’s body is completely composed of living flame. He designed a suit that harnesses the heat of his body to melt steal girders and discharge streams of molten metal at his foes. Furnace Face can also channel focused flame blasts from his head when he opens his stove like helmet.


#27 Healstone

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Healstone : status: hero

Healstone has the neovidual power of extremely rapid healing. He can also heal those he touches just as rapidly even to the scale of limb regeneration. When Healstone touches a person to heal them he literally extends his power to the person he touches. In a sense the receiver is borrowing Healstone’s power via touch. However , this link by touch flows both ways. Healstone’s body will temporarily take on the exact injuries the other person has suffered , cut for cut, bruise for bruise, experiencing the exact same pain as the person he touches before his power rapidly takes effect- eventually healing them both.

Healstone runs a secret underground network of emergency clinics for active neovidual heroes/heroines where his abilities can best serve his cohorts.


#26 Asphalt Angel

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Asphalt Angel : status: hero

Neovidual abilities: The Asphalt Angel has the power of extreme strength and invulnerability. His body consists of a mixture of various stones and rocks. Although his mass is great and his wings  heavy the Asphalt Angel can fly at will. He is a known and respected hero in the neovidual community.

Webcomic Internal Hero Presents

Artist G.R. on Twitter

#25 The Hydro-Viscositi (aka The Living Waves)

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Hydro-Viscositi (pronounced hydro visk-os-it-eye) are also know throughout the galaxy as “The Living Waves”. They are a peaceful extra terrestrial species. Their home planet’s surface is almost entirely comprised of ocean water.

Webcomic Internal Hero Presents 

Artist G.R. on Twitter 



#24 Verbatim

| November 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Verbatim : status: heroine but rarely seen

Many within the neovidual community have yet to encounter Verbatim. She possesses the ability to solidify her thoughts of objects and animals. Verbatim does this by way of speaking the words and names of things she wishes to manifest. She must say the word to manifest the energies produced by her thoughts. She’s been spotted manifesting heavy tools that have saved people in various situations such as freeing them from car wreckage after an accident. Verbatim has also created animals that have carried or flown people out of burning buildings to safety.  The animals and objects Verbatim manifests are not sentient. They rely completely on her commands and are solidified extensions of her thoughts.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

Artist G.R. on Twitter 

#23 Blister Fist

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Blister Fist : status: villain

Blister Fist boasts the neovidual abilities of super human strength and  limb/bodily regeneration. Blister Fist also oozes a type of sticky elastic bio adhesive from his boils and blisters, the effect of which is disturbing to most heroes who encounter him. Once Blister Fist connects a punch , the blisters and boils burst at will if he chooses. The result: As they hurl away the recipient of a Blister Fist punch finds themselves simply rocketing back to his fist again for another punch due to the rubber band like ,sticky adhesive. He mockingly asks his foes whether they’d like to play the “ball and paddle” game and asks them to guess which position they will play.

Blister Fist is the older brother of Evilspeed and 1/3 of the criminal neovidual group : “The Tri-Brothers Bedlam”

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”



#22 Nevermind

| November 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Nevermind : status: heroine

Unconcerned with any attention, accolades , praise , or fame for the vast amounts of good she has done, very few know that Nevermind actually exists. Only telepaths , telekinetics, and other neoviduals who’s core powers center around the mind can sense her presence.

Nevermind prefers to watch from afar and silently the ripple effect of the good she does as it unfolds. Her preferred method of crime fighting is preventing a crime or misdeed in progress by planting the suggestion in the brain of the criminal to stop the crime in progress. But her methods do not end there. In addition, Nevermind plants the action that causes the criminal to make their way to the nearest place of law enforcement and begin confessing to every crime currently and previously committed in totality. Nevermind spends much of her time on patrol due to the fact that she will only plant suggestions into the mind of a person who is in the actual act of committing the crime. Thus, in her eyes, giving her just cause to act. Neovidual villains , though mostly silent about it, are always weary of her presence when they commit crimes as she has become somewhat of an urban legend.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

#21 Thornthrow

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thornthrow: status: heroine

Thornthrow possesses the neovidual ability to summon a seemingly endless amount of rose bush type vines out of thin air , complete with sharp thorns. She is also able to produce these thorns on any part of her body for use as claws or throw them in a barrage of dart like projectiles.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”


#20 The NEED

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

The NEED : status: unknown

abilities: Unknown

Suspected to be a contingency army created by the villainous Thoughtrot


Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”


#19 Jaunt

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jaunt : real name : Jessica Jordan LeJaunt

status: middle school student

Neovidual abilities: teleportation , continental class

Jaunt is the younger cousin of the neovidual heroine adventurer Mindhold. A friend of Moonwill. Juant’s abilities as a teleporter are keen and accurate. Looking at a location on a map is enough to accurately teleport to a location. If Jaunt has teleported to a particular location before she is always able to remember it and return there. Her process of teleportation is fused with a type of phasing and solidification process that allows Jaunt and those she teleports to slowly solidify in a matter of 30 seconds or so. This ability comes in handy when Jaunt finds herself teleporting into a wall or solid object (Like boulders or mountains). She can quickly teleport herself and others out and away from the solid object. In the case of a simple wall, Jaunt and others around her can step out of the wall before fully materializing. Jaunt plans on taking part in heroine adventuring when she is older and attends regular training sessions tutored by her cousin Mindhold. For now Jessica mainly uses her powers to take her family on instant vacations around the world.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

#17 and #18 SLIT (aka Team S.L.I.T.)

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Slit (aka Team S.L.I.T.- Security Liaison and Intelligence Team)

Neovidual abilities :  super human agility

No matter the job (save one), body guard, bounty hunter, espionage, security, if you’ve got a need and a small fortune to hire them SLIT is your best bet for the job! A suspected husband and wife duo they act as one in every  effort. They often finish each others sentences in mid speech as if the expression came from the same mouth. When addressed they prefer to be addressed as one unit/person. It is suspected that Team S.L.I.T. has a telepathic link between them due to the fact that they do not require verbal communication to work together. There is one job that Team S.L.I.T. will refuse to take: and that is any request to murder or take a life. Even in defense on a job Team S.L.I.T. avoids this at all costs. A request to take a life will secretly cause Team S.L.I.T. to turn on the requester and seek a bounty for their capture by delivering them to their secret contacts within law enforcement organizations.

Web Comic “Internal Hero Presents”


#16 Devin Do Good

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Devin Do Good : status : hero

Devin Do Good possesses the neovidual abilities of flight, extreme strength, and resistance to injury. Devin Do Good is a well known hero. He has devoted his life and using his powers to help others and to serve the public.

Websomic “Internal Hero Presents”

#15 Orbsidious

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Orbsidious : status : vigilante

Orbsidious possesses no superhuman abilities but is an olympic class athlete and very well trained in hand to hand combat  and weaponry. Attempting to save a friend from termination at the hands of the security organization S.C.O.P.E. , the man who would become Orbsidious lost his feet in the conflict by laser fire. The pro bound college athlete’s life as he knew it would be no more. Vowing revenge he infiltrated the S.C.O.P.E. guised as a new recruit (with robotic lower limbs) and learned as much as he needed to know to use their own weaponry and tactics against them.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

#14 S.C.O.P.E. : M.A.S.S. Unit

| November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

M.A.S.S. – Mass Access and Surveillance System

Millions of M.A.S.S. units are the most abundant source of information gathering and neovidual study used by the S.C.O.P.E. (Secure Constant Observation and Protection for Everyone). M.A.S.S. units are created in a multitude of different sizes depending on their location and altitude of surveillance, from bowling ball – melon sized units to those as small as a dime.

The S.C.O.P.E. has deployed M.A.S.S. units all around the globe. The S.C.O.P.E. have used these semi-sentient robot units to record an impressive amount of history; including the activities of the neovidual hero Moonwill.

The webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

Artist G.R. on Twitter




#13 Lip Service

| November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments


Lip Service :status: hired assassin

Lip Service uses his neovidual ability to project destructive sound vibrations at various levels to carve out a formidable reputation as a hired assassin in criminal circles. Preferring a method of focussed sound waves to vibrate the vital organs of his targets his assignments are often carried out quickly and without warning (save the strange echoing sound that is the by product of using his powers). Without anyone realizing who was responsible he is often successful in his missions and is rarely ever seen. Much like a marksman Lip Service prefers a sniper type method of using his powers in which he is never identified by eye witnesses. Those who employ him appreciate this level of stealth & secrecy. However, when face to face conflicts with neovidual heroes occurs Lip Service reacts with sound blasts emitting from his dual tongued mouth. These sonic blasts can punch holes in tanks is if they were tissue paper. His power originates from the vibrations of his twin tongues. When Lip Service speaks there is a constant , erie , echo type stereo effect to the sound of his voice.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

Artist G.R. on Twitter

#12 Moonclad

| November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Moonclad: status: villain

Extreme strength and resistance to harm and illness is Moonclad’s core neovidual ability. To his foes, his additional ability proves most disconcerting. Moonclad is a type of living breathing miniature moon. Like Moonwill, Moonclad can effect his density at will, but on an opposite scale. Where Moonwill can decrease his mass at will he cannot increase his mass beyond that of the normal state his body would naturally be. Moonclad can increase the density of his body , but cannot decrease it past it’s natural state (while in “moon” form). By focusing the increase of his density in a way that is not fully understood Moonclad possess his own gravitational pull which he uses as a tractor beam. By doing so Moonclad can pull his foes directly into his hands at will before throttling them with his cratered fists.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents” 

Artist G.R. on Twitter


#11 Wind Shear (aka stage name: Wyndsong)

| November 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Wind Shear : neovidual abilities : complete control over air currents at tornado/hurricane strength levels , intangibility at will, invisibility at will.

Aliases :  stage name: Wyndsong

Wind Shear is an intergalactic singing celebrity using the stage name “Wyndsong”. Being one of the most famous singers in hundreds of galaxies she credits the talent of her voice to her neovidual ability of influencing the air current through her lungs and voice box with complete control while instantaneously phasing & solidifying choice sections of those organs at will. Wind Shear is able to achieve notes and pitches that no other can match due to those abilities. The uniqueness in her sound, and being able to sing in thousands of intergalactic languages, has won her interstellar acclaim.

Wind Shear is also a public and proud neovidual heroine and adventurer. She is respected for the good she has done in these areas. Through this activity she has encountered the hero Moonwill, and is quite fond of him. The feeling is mutual. Wind Shear will become a deeply important aspect in Moonwill’s life and those around him in ways he is not yet aware of.

Webcomic:  “Internal Hero Presents”

Artist G.R. on Twitter

#10 Cold Shoulder

| November 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Cold Shoulder: status: heroine

neovidual abilities : Cold Shoulder can emit extreme cold at will. She focuses the cold energy in the form of beams through her ice covered hands and her eyes. The only thing colder than Cold Shoulder’s power is her attitude. Despite her chosen disposition, Cold Shoulder has used her powers to save thousands of people. She has a solid reputation as a heroine who uses her abilities for overall good.

Webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”:

Artist G.R. on Twitter:!/Retrospect360

#9 The Mini-Kraws

| November 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

Mini-Kraws are creatures unknown in origin who unquestionably do the bidding of their “father” The Thunder-Kraw. The Thunder-Kraw is a sentient creature who serves the commands of his rider the Slaymaiden. Very little is known about these beings for anyone who has encountered them has either died at the event or has been conquered and is in no position to share stories. The Slaymaiden and therefor the Thunder-Kraw and millions of Mini-Kraws  serve a powerful intergalactic warlord who’s identity is not yet known.

The webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”

Artist G.R. aka @retrospect360 on Twitter



#8 Namesake

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Namesake : status : middle school student  (unknown by large majority of neovidual hero community )

With the neovidual ability to read the “aura of historical relevance” that all objects and living beings emit , Christopher Robert Williams aka Namesake can see the history of anything or anyone he touches. He can also read books simply by touch as well as other fantastic abilities related to his core power. The nickname “Namesake” was given to him by family and close friends.

As one could imagine this would be an extremely useful power in the neovidual hero community. However, Christopher’s parents Nathaniel and Roberta Williams have under no uncertain terms expressed that Christopher will take no large part in hero adventuring and crime fighting. Christopher’s parents wish to protect him from the harm and trauma that could result from such activities. Out of a respect for Moonwill and the good he has done, Roberta and Nathaniel sparingly and reluctantly allow Moonwill to seek help from Christopher.

Moonwill has called upon Christopher’s help once in order to save the world. Out of a deep respect for Christopher’s safety and the wishes of his parents, Moonwill vows never to do so again.

Artist G.R. on Twitter

The webcomic “Internal Hero Presents”



#7 The Minimal Criminal

| November 13, 2011 | 2 Comments


The Minimal Criminal : status: Villain

The Minimal Criminal has the neovidual power of flight , extreme strength and invulnerability. At six inches tall he can lift 2 tons for every inch of hight. Though tiny it would be a foe’s folly to underestimate him. Extremely ruthless with no sense of honor, The Minimal Criminal is known for his short temper and feared for his angry might despite his small size. Known for a history of bank , armored car , and jewelry robberies it is also suspected that the Minimal Criminal is a founding member of the “Haternation”; AKA the “Hater-Eight”. This has not been confirmed.

Artist G.R. on Twitter

The webcomic “Internal Hero Presents” 

#6 Evilspeed

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Evilspeed : Status : Villain

Evilspeed possesses the neovidual ability of superhuman speed. Evilspeed can exact any action at these high speeds. The limit to how fast Evilspeed can move is not officially known (because of course he would never cooperate with any official testing). However, it has been recorded during an encounter by the S.C.O.P.E. metropolitan city scale security organization that Evilspeed can easily move beyond the speed of sound for hours at a time.

Evilspeed is one of three members belonging to the villain sibling group “The Tri-Brothers Bedlam”; a group which his older brother Blister Fist is also a member.

Artist G.R. on Twitter

The  webcomic “Internal Hero Presents” 


#5 Dr. Derivative

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dr. Derivative is a scientist who , during a freak accident while conducting tests with various forms or experimental radiant power sources, acquired the ability to duplicate the power of any neovidual within near proximity. If more than one neovidual is present Dr. Derivative cannot duplicate their powers simultaneously but he is able to switch between neovidual power types almost instantaneously.

#4 The Omniphormi (pronounced: Om-nee-form-eye)

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments


The  Omniphormi are an extraterrestrial species that possess the ability to transform into any living creature except those humanoid in nature. The majority of the Omniphormi find no problem with this limitation but there are a small, yet very dangerous faction of the Omniphormi who are obsessed with the fact that they cannot mimic human form. This group of Omniphormi have attempted to abduct humans from Earth against their will for testing only to be thwarted by the neovidual hero Moonwill and his friends.

(Webcomic: Internal Hero Presents)

(Artist G.R. aka Retrospect360)


#3 Ampersand

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ampersand  : Status : heroine

Neovidual abilities: Ampersand has the power to duplicate herself at an as of yet unlimited amount. To do so takes a focused effort of mere seconds much like it would take any person to throw a punch or kick. Suspected as a practice to manifest the energy to duplicate Ampersand either shouts the word “and” or chants the word multiple times.  For an as of yet unknown reason she must pronounce the word to produce duplicates of herself.

Ampersand can also evaporate her duplicates at will, and is able to create multiple duplicates by way of an existing duplicate’s shouts or chants.  Possessing an extraordinary ability to mentally process mass amounts of information very quickly , Ampersand’s mental /cerebral abilities are beyond human, successfully processing each experience of any duplicate of her that exists as if it’s a stand alone sentient being.

This ability to process every experience of her duplicates and react to each independently is both an asset and a potential liability as she also feels the pain each of her individual duplicate experiences making her threshold for discomfort astronomical.

It is standard practice for Ampersand to evaporate a duplicate that has experience trauma without loss or injury to herself or other duplicates.

The duplicates themselves are not stand alone sentient beings, rather, they are literally extensions of the original, true Ampersand which she controls all at the same time as easily as anyone would control the ten fingers on their two hands simultaneously.

It is rumored that no one has actually ever met the “true , original” Ampersand  and that anyone who has ever encountered her has only met a “duplicate extension” of her. She considers the act of asking whether or not she is the “original” extremely rude and will immediately cut ties with anyone who does so, no matter who they are.

(Webcomic: Internal Hero Presents)

(G.R. aka Retropsect360 on Twitter)



#2 Schadenfreude

| November 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

Schadenfreude : Status: Villain

Neovidual abilities: Schadenfreude possesses the unpredictable power of bad luck. Anyone he is annoyed by within a 30 foot radius befalls misfortune of an unknown type after being that close to him within 30 seconds. Schadenfreude uses his agility and electrically charged staffs in order to stay in close proximity to his enemies so that his powers can activate. With a strict activation time of 30 seconds he uses time clocks strapped to his legs to “countdown their misfortune.”

(Webcomic : Internal Hero Presents)

#1 Thoughtrot

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thoughtrot: status: villain

Quote:  “Your thoughts are my clay.”

Powers: A telepath and technological genius at levels no one save himself fully understands, Thoughtrot is not only able to shape the thoughts and minds of others, he is also able to construct robots and technological devices, then grant them  sentient thought.

(Webcomic: Internal Hero Presents )


2011 Challenger: G.R. of Internal Hero

| October 20, 2011 | 4 Comments


Hi there!  I’m G.R., writer, poet, artist, and creator of “Internal Hero”. I’m a first time participant of the 30 Characters Challenge. Out of a life long passion for the genre, creating a comic hero universe is an endeavor of which I’ve shared victories, triumphs, and challenges over the past year on Twitter (@Retrospect360) . One triumph was launching the first tales of this universe chronicled in the webcomic “Internal Hero Presents” beginning with the adventures of “Moonwill”. Another, the creation of Internal Hero’s 40th character on April , 3rd 2011.

Once seeing a fellow webcomics creator tweet the information link for the 30 Characters Challenge I soon realized that I must be a part of it. I asked myself: “It took me a year to craft the first 40 characters of Internal Hero- could I really push myself to create a brand new, additional 30 characters in 30 days? Could I really meet that challenge?” Yes, I believe I can. It is easily one of the most exciting events I’ve heard about on Twitter and I’m eager to participate! The Internal Hero Universe is about to get a whole lot bigger as I add another brand new 30 characters to the fold. I look forward to creating Internal Hero’s “New 30” during the challenge!  Best wishes and creative energies to all the participants.