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Here's my feeble attempt Dudes in Distress Week. I actually wracked my brains trying to think of a good story to post and having wanted to post this story for a while it stood out to me.

What happens when Superman falls into a near death state? Who can save the day? Part 1 of 3.

7 pages from a 22 page story.

Co-starring a female who would make Jaime Reyes say "Hot Damn!"





Why yes that's Traci 13 at the time codenamed Girl 13. She had only shown up/been created just a while before this story came out and had previously met and helped Superman against a magic threat. Our story opens up with Traci speaking to her dad since she has moved into Metropolis and he's worried about her and her use of magic. If I've heard right this was before it was decided that Terri 13 was her dad thus why he'd even ask about magic.      



And so we meet Traci and her magic shirt of naughtybits covering and Leroy, her pet/familiar.

Walking out of her residence she notices and feels something's off and that something bad is about to occur given her magic stems from the street aka Street Magic. 

Meanwhile we meet up with Natasha Irons. 



Her uncle Steel had been killed/nearly killed due to the Imperiex War and was recovering at the time effectively ending his career at the time with no real indication of if he'd recover fully.



And I should probably point out Kelex (one of Superman's fortress of solitude maintennance robots) was reprogrammed by Natasha to speak street, which amuses me greatly.

Traci's meanwhile used her magic to transport Superman nearby to an apartment that Lana Lang the then First Lady (being married to Pete Ross who was President) was preparing to rent out since she and Pete were on the outs and heading for a divorce, apparently due to Lana's unrequited feelings for Clark (though I'm a bit unsure of why Traci knew to go there but I guess we can assume she can sense people he has connections to via her street magic). 



We then get a flashback to how Superman was injured in the first place as Ninja's have held a group of people hostage. Quickly dispatching the ninjas he's sure the danger has passed, but the ninjas were only there to distract him.



Superman has previously met Byakko here a few years back and she feels he's to blame for something that's occured to her. She's essentially a magic ninja who can also go intangible at will thus allowing her to thrust the staff right into Superman and the magic of it allows it to affect him like he were a normal impaled person.

Traci's been stabilizing Superman with Lana's help when someone shows up.



And so begins the fight everyone goes through before the inevitable teamup. 

I'll do my best to post part 2 tomorrow. :D                                                                  

Date: 2012-02-01 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I'm going to throw away the first question I had about whether dad knew about what Traci was wearing and ask this instead: he actually knows about Traci's magic? I fairly recently read through Azz's Doctor 13 (EXCELLENT story, BTW), and it looked like to me that Traci was keeping it on the down-low, and even if he "knew," he was such a semi-blind skeptic that he wouldn't acknowledge it.

Also...Pasqual Ferry? That's the same guy who's been doing Thor with Fraction recently, right? DAMN has his style changed over the years.

Also also...man, we need to get some more Steel / Natasha stuff on here.

Date: 2012-02-01 06:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
This was pre-Infinite Crisis, and Traci was pretty heavily retconned after.

Also, this is by far my favorite version of Natasha Irons.

Date: 2012-02-01 07:38 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Heck yes.

Date: 2012-02-01 12:01 pm (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Giant fembot Natasha needs something. Or somethings, actually.

Date: 2012-02-01 01:41 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Somewhere, Starscream just got an erection.

Date: 2012-02-01 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I rather liked this story. It was never collected, was it?

Date: 2012-02-01 07:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I'd love if they did all the Cir-el stuff/Joe Kelly's run. It was weird, but fun.

Date: 2012-02-01 07:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] krait
Mojojojo? Hokus strokus? (That's my new pr0n studio name!) Is that, uh, him trying to avoid saying 'magic' for some reason because he's nervous about it, or something?

Robot sidekick looks like Wall-E and E.T. had a lovechild. (Which is to say: it's far more adorable than a robot has any right to be!) Dear Robot: I'm with you entirely on the "hammer time" thing -- that one tripped my Awful Pun-o-meter all the way into the red.. :D

Natasha Irons may be my favourite hero character now. Somewhere between the "wait, 'Hammer Time', seriously?!" expression and the adorable robot sidekick (with implied programming skilz for Natasha!), I became a fan!

Random observation: In the panel before the stabbity scene, Superman's neck is thicker than his cranium. o.O I find the effect disquieting.

My male gaze can't help bt notice

Date: 2012-02-01 07:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
While Traci's outfit is definitely the, uh, attention-grabbing one, I can't help but notice that Natatsha doesn't seem to be wearing anything under those coveralls.

Re: My male gaze can't help bt notice

Date: 2012-02-01 07:39 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
They're also amazingly form-fitting. SCIENCE!

Re: My male gaze can't help bt notice

Date: 2012-02-01 01:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] salinea
My bisexual female gaze cannot help but agree with this.

Date: 2012-02-01 09:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
So panties and a vest are considered an outfit/costume?

Why, yes though the gloves are optional of course.

Date: 2012-02-01 10:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Traci shops at Vartox Fashions.

Vartox, for all your vest and panty needs.

Date: 2012-02-02 09:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
*lol*

I bet they make good business in the dcu. :P

Date: 2012-02-01 09:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
As silly as this gratuitous art came out some times, I actually enjoyed this 3-issues lil' story back then^^

Date: 2012-02-01 10:24 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
My headcanon has Traci still occasionally putting on the Girl 13 outfit for "special occasions" with Jaime.

Date: 2012-02-01 06:10 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
I'm sure the Blue Beetle armor has many useful devices as well.

Date: 2012-02-01 01:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schala_kid
I loved Kelex, first time I saw him was in a JLA issue being awesome and talking to Supes in slang, then the little guy tries to sass Batman but Bruce tells him to STFU.

I enjoyed this storyline, Kelly was awesome in Superman and Superboy. Too bad he couldn't repeat the same magic for Supergirl.

Date: 2012-02-01 06:11 pm (UTC)
biod: (Sad Batman)
From: [personal profile] biod
I was so sad when they took him out in the final JLA issue before the reboot.

Date: 2012-02-01 11:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
I'm going to blame his Supergirl turn on Editorial. Even Rucka didn't right her well. It seemed like until Sterling Gates took over and there was a definite change in her personality DC wanted to make her some the Paris Hilton of the Super-hero world and unlikable as possible (why I don't know) but the characterization was so consistent throughout the early part of her title that I can't really blame the writers (like Joe Kelly) for it. Though I agree not his best moments.

Date: 2012-02-01 01:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mullon
Hurray for casual partial nudity!

Date: 2012-02-01 05:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
I remember reading this... that was one of the more "solid stories" around that time... than you had Gog, Repoman, that SUperman in Kandor while crazy lady from Kandor escapes, Presus, and blah-blah blah, nearlya TON of stuff that was easily forgotten...

Date: 2012-02-01 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] weber_dubois22
Is this in a Trade Paperback format by any chance, because this looks real interesting and I've been dying to read something about Traci Thirteen and Natasha Irons.

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