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RELATIVITY is a character drama that centers around a team of superheroes who operate in the fictional Gale City. The focus of the series, however, is the people behind the mask, and how they juggle work, life and love while donning a mask at night. While essentially a prose-comicbook series, Relativity is also firmly planted in the mystery genre as the team investigates and solves various crimes, while also contending with a menagerie of strange and interesting villains.

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Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 1The light above the vanity flickered, throwing the room into a series of shadows. Babs Stone tapped the plastic casing with her finger, hoping to jiggle the bulb back into place. The room fell into complete darkness. After a moment, the light snapped back on, shining bright and steady. The prostitute leaned back towards the mirror.
Pulling up her chin, Babs checked her throat carefully. While she didn’t have a policy against rough stuff, she didn’t like when her clients left marks. It made it difficult when picking up another john, not to mention she simply didn’t like bruising on her neck. Satisfied, she tousled her long platinum blonde hair so it framed her face, then twisted open a cylinder of Fire Engine Red and  smeared it across her lips. She could hear shuffling and smiled at the thought of the man on the other side of the door.
While she had several regulars, Babs liked Denny the best. He was always clean and smelled nice. More than that, he always called
What's Good for the Goose - Relativity Episode 39   The entrance to the Gale Gardens Housing Complex was lined with cars, and a large crowd of people were gathered behind police barriers at the far end of the drive. Sara Wolff glanced down at her outfit and grimaced. Madge had suggested that she wear her teal floral dress, since it was summery without being too casual. Though she had thought it a good idea at the time, now she wasn't so sure.
   Watching her straighten her skirt for the tenth time, Michael laughed. "Don't worry. You look great. Are you excited?"
   "Yes, and nervous. I've never been to a ribbon-cutting ceremony before, and certainly never one where I was cutting the ribbon."
   "We only thought it appropriate," Yule said, adjusting his tie. "This is a big project for BruceDev, and you were instrumental in making it happen."
   The "project" was a 600 unit low-income housing development which featured 24-hour gated security, a community center,

:bulletblack: To read a description of each issue, along with links to the dA versions of each story, visit this page.

:bulletblack: To browse and read all of the episodes in the series, check out this folder

:bulletblack:All stories are also available in Kindle and eBook versions and can be downloaded from our main website:

Relativity Spotlights
:heart: Daily Deviation - "Lost & Found" Scene 1
:heart: Daily Deviation - Secrets
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Summer Job
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Secrets
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Legend of the Cheese Maidens
:heart: Feature: DevNews Group of the Month (May 2012)
:heart: Feature: Literary Compass: Vol 7
:heart: Daily Lit Deviation - Bold Bullet
:heart: Feature: dA Authors: Vol VII

The Beginning...

Black Torrent commission by shamserg

Twenty years ago the Black Torrent patrolled the streets of Gale City, protecting the citizens, until he disappeared without a trace...

Michael Bruce is one of the world's richest men, head of a real estate empire that spreads to all corners of the world. Many wonder what is the secret to his success, but Michael's secrets travel far beyond the boardroom...onto the rooftops of Gale. Taking over the role of the Black Torrent, the young CEO follows in the footsteps of his father, keeping the streets safe from crime. When Martin Bling, the billionaire casino mogul, shows up on the scene, Torrent and his team start digging into the man's less-than-ethical affairs. They are aided in their investigation by the mysterious Dark Flame, a relative newcomer to the crimefighting scene. Expecting to uncover corporate corruption and dirty business dealings, what they find threatens to shake Michael to the core – a connection to Bling's girlfriend he never dreamed of, and a revelation that the past he knew wasn't what he thought it to be. As crimefighting and family drama collide, the team must deal with secrets, lies and betrayals, and the prospects of an uncertain future. -- Click to Read

Current Episode

RUNE RETURNS...AGAIN -- When a series of mysterious thefts hit the city, it's business as usual for Team Torrent. That is, until the team goes missing. With the clues pointing to an old foe, it's up to the Yule and the others to figure out the mystery and bring them home. Faced with barren deserts, giant windmills, and mummies playing charades, when Rune returns again, the rules are anyone's guess, and the heroes' chances of getting out alive just as questionable. -- Click to Read

Which is your favorite Black Torrent? 

6 deviants said Vampire Michael Bruce Commission by phil-cho Vampire
6 deviants said Pirate Torrent commission by phil-cho Pirate
3 deviants said Black Torrent Commission by phil-cho Classic
3 deviants said Victorian Black Torrent commission by phil-cho Victorian
2 deviants said Dieselpunk Black Torrent Commission by phil-cho Dieselpunk

Rogues' Gallery

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 27, 2015, 7:20 PM
Welcome to Gale City

This past weekend I ended up hitting a bit of an art-block. I think after such a stressful, busy last week, my brain didn't want to think about anything, not even pixelling or writing. Since I wanted to do something art-related, I decided to work on another Relativity videot montage. I've been planning a villain one for a while, and had even looked into commissioning original music for it a while back. Alas, my composer fell through, but I managed to find a perfect piece of free-use music by Kevin MacLeod. This video took a lot longer than I thought it would, but it was worth it; Jim and I are very happy how it turned out. Also, it really showed us the scope of Relativity. There are 35 villains featured in the video, and that isn't even everyone (though, admittedly, it's a lot of them). It really got me excited to push ahead, whatever may come. There's a lot of story to tell, and so many characters to explore...I want to tell this story.

All art was created by DA artists. A full credit list can be found HERE.

So, now I ask...who is your favorite Relativity villain?

On a side note, this video got me thinking. I have been toying with another Relativity contest, and was thinking of a themed one. But, now I'm wondering if a villain contest wouldn't be a good idea. I'm also thinking of having cash prizes. Would anyone be interested?

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AmeliePoptart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
As a fellow writer, and superhero lover, I am very impressed with all the work and effort you have put in here :)

How is the best way to follow your work? Are you planning on publishing (either ePub or self-publishing? Personally, I'd love to see this as a graphic novel).
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   General Artist
Actually, the way the series works is that we publish the individual episodes then compile them into eBook anthologies (currently ePub, Kindle and PDF). We have 4 books available now, and book 5 is set to publish this month sometime. We also have 1 side story collection. We did offer a "deluxe" version  for purchase on Amazon and Google Playstore, but most people preferred the free version, so now they are exclusively available from our site.

All single stories are published here on DA and on our website. The anthologies can be downloaded at  (…)

We would love to see it as a graphic novel, or better yet, a Manga. But that is just a bit (or rather a lot) beyond our means right now. So, we keep doing this and hope that maybe the other will come around someday.

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to look at our work. We very much appreciate it.
scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Very interesting body of work you have here! I'll have to check out more of it.:) (Smile) 
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for commenting. It's about 20 years in the making, so there's quite a bit of it. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't mean to deny that last art submission D: I clicked the wrong thing accidentally... so I submitted it again :)
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