Cyber Joke: The Story So Far by adorety ()
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Just a quick synopsis, or at least as quick as I can make it. Think of it as “previously on....”
While out on a date with psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Bruce Wayne gets a call that Batman is needed at Wayne EnterprisesTechnical Industrial Park, so he leaves Harleen hanging before she even realizes he's gone.
When Batman arrives at the scene, Wonder Woman is already there. She is tracking a lead to find the Manacles of Hephaestus. They are powerful and magical mannacles that nullify the godly powers and weaken the Amazon women.
Upon entering the facility they are ambushed by a large four legged mech on the orders of an unknown assailant that turns out to be Dr. Cyber. A super intelect scientist from Wonder Woman's days in the early '70s. She was thought dead for decades now. The current Bruce was only a little boy then. Dr. Cyber holds Wonder Woman responsible for her disfigurements during their encounters over time. She was once beautiful, but her face was badly burned and scarred in an early encounter and then later, much of her body was shattered in an air crash.
She survived and pursued her cybernetic research with an assistant in secret and rebuilt a body for herself. The only flaw was having living flesh. She could not accept artificial flesh and her experiments never came out lasting. But she mastered the creation of the positronic brain. An artificial equivalent of a human brain. She successfully enhanced a human brain and body with cyborg parts then transferred a human mind onto a positronic matrix and finally from human to human. For years, her hatred and obsession with Diana produced a miracle. But all she wanted was to take over Wonder Woman. Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And now she was about to.
Meanwhile, without knowing or meaning to in the first place, but captured by the Joker's charm, Harleen helps the Joker escape from Arkham Asylum.
At this point, most players are revealed to the reader. Joker has escaped with the tech help of Dr. Cyber and the actual help from his Arkham therapist intern, Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Harleen has suffered at the violent hand of the Joker as “payment” for her services. He said “it's for your own good.”
The Joker was sprung because he had access to a special power source that Cyber needed. A super power source was needed so Cyber could operate her equipment so she can move her mind from her now mostly artificial body to the brain and mind of Wonder Woman. Both Batman and Wonder Woman are held captive in Cryo Tubes, with Wonder Woman wearing the Mannacles of Hephaestus.
Dr. Cyber had been going under the guise of Dr. Lavinia Bryce and managed to get a job at Wayne Tech's Cyber Division and thus set up the secret lab in the first place and used all of Wayne's resources.
Meanwhild Robin and Alfred have been doing their own investigation wondering where their missing Bruce Wayne/Batman is and tracked things back to Dr. Cyber's secret lab at Wayne Tech. When they hear that the Joker has escaped Robin (Jason Todd) heads to Arkham and finds clues that lead to “Dr. Bryce” again. He follows up and in his search through the Cyber Division building he encounters a large mech on two legs, and manages to escape. He finds his way to Cyber's secret lab and sneaks in.
Meanwhile we need to backtrack and see what happened to the mech after its and Robin's encounter.
Continued on the next "page"....
Image Comments (14)
adrie () Online Now! 7:52AM | Tue, 29 October 2013
Fantastic work on this great story telling image my friend.
RodS () Online Now! 9:53PM | Tue, 29 October 2013
Thanks for the refresher! Great story, great artwork - can't ask for more than that! I'm liking this, Art!