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It is All Relative

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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
Those Who Wander: part 1 - Relativity Episode 33   Melody switched on her turn signal and merged onto the highway. It was early afternoon and traffic was light; only a few other cars were on the road. A white hatchback zipped past and pulled in front of her. It was travelling at a steady pace, but soon it started to veer left, then right. While it didn't cross into another lane, it was rolling back and forth over the line, making it dangerous for anyone to pass.
   "Drunk," she whispered under her breath. She eased up on the accelerator and wondered if she should call the highway hotline.
   Before she could decide, the car jerk sharply to the left. She could see through the back window. The driver was thrashing and jumping out of her seat. A moment later, the car veered sharply to the right and off the road.
   Melody gasped. Thankfully, the surroundings were mostly level and the area beyond the road was a shallow incline to a grassy field, rather than a deep ditch. She pu

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

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

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Theme Song

Yes, we have a theme song! Written by mirz-alt and composed by Joel Hartlaub.

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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

Info Corner

Relativity Header by mirz-alt

:bulletblue: The main Relativity Website is located at The full story will be mirrored here on dA. However, the site will contain additional bonus content, as well as a regularly updated blog about the series and individual episodes.

:bulletblue: For fans who don't have time to read the episodes, but want to keep up with the overall storylines, we offer full condensed episode synopses which can be found here.

:bulletblue: The authors periodically post blog entries to with extra information about the stories and the writing process. For our readers who prefer to stay on dA to comment, these entries can also be found in Mirz's forum here.
:bulletblue: The current update schedule is monthly, approximately every 3-4 weeks. New episodes will publish concurrently on the website and deviantART.

:bulletblue: All current episode scenes will be posted here to the group, so if you want to know when a new one updates, please devWatch the Group.

Favorite cover-art so far (canon) 

5 deviants said RELATIVITY_Cover book 2 by FranciscoETCHART Book 2
5 deviants said RELATIVITY_Cover book5 by FranciscoETCHART Book 5
3 deviants said RELATIVITY_Cover book4 by FranciscoETCHART Book 4
2 deviants said RELATIVITY_Cover book3 by FranciscoETCHART Book 3
1 deviant said RELATIVITY by FranciscoETCHART Book 1
No deviants said The TREEHOUSE by FranciscoETCHART Side Story

Update - January 2015

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:28 AM
First of all, we want to thank everyone for your continued support of Relativity. It means a lot to us. The last few months were spotty and slow as we dealt with real-life issues, but things are settling out now and we're back on track. With that in mind, we're making a few announcements...

:bulletwhite: Last year we did a re-vamp of our website over at Unfortunately, as much as we love our current layout, the site's backend is out-dated and cannot use technologies which are currently available. With that in mind, we are re-doing the site. And not just re-doing it, but rebuilding it from scratch. Though it will be a lot of work, we are excited that we'll be able to add new functionality, as well as make the Relativity experience more enjoyable for everyone. Our re-launch date is set for February 2, 2015. More news on that as we get closer to the date.

:bulletwhite: We had planned to publish the formal Book 5 anthology back in November. However, due to Jim's dad's passing, the date was delayed. With the site re-launch in sight, we felt that would be the perfect time to finally release Book 5. "Friends & Foes" will be available for purchase through Amazon & the Google Playstore, as well as for free download on our website, on February 2, 2015.

:bulletwhite: We were lucky to have gotten some money for Christmas which went to commissions. We hope you've enjoyed the string of art. It will tapering off a bit now, though, as funds are back in the tight range. But there are a few pieces out there which have yet to come in, so you should see a bit more new stuff. That said, as we head towards year 4, we will be more art-focused on teasers and scenes.

:bulletwhite:  I have a few cross-overs, collabs, and alternate universe stories in the works. Be assured, all of those are still on the fire, and I hope to upload a few more pieces soon. I did miss this last update of the Victoria-era story due to being sick this past weekend. But it's coming, as is the next installment from When Worlds Collide 2.

:bulletwhite: Speaking of alt-universes... Jim and I never dreamed so many people would want to participate in the Relativity world. We have cross-overs, collabs, and even fan-characters. Since the alt-universe is growing quickly, we felt it was time that it had its own place to spread out. Also premiering on February 2, 2015 will be our companion site, Relativity Universe. It will feature everything non-canon Relativity, including stories and art. It will be open for submissions from fans, too. Be sure to bookmark the site and check it out. Relativity Universe

Again, we very much appreciate the kindness and understanding of our fans over the last few months. We are still very much committed and dedicated to the series and look forward to the further adventures of Team Torrent in 2015. :heart:

We leave you with a few recent additions to the gallery:

Aaron Commission by phil-cho Maggie by Astral-Muffin by mirzjiles Victorian Michael and Sara By Jen And Kris by mirzjiles Ice Skating by Captain-Savvy

Journal skin by Ravenswd
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Current Episode - Inked

INKED -- A series of prostitutes are murdered, their bodies mutilated beyond recognition. It is soon discovered that the girls were not targeted for their profession, but the pictures on their skin. As Team Torrent becomes embroiled in the investigation, they find themselves pulled into the world of body art, where inking is serious business and tattoos can mean more than they seem. Thankfully, a trusted ally holds the key that can crack the case. But what happens when that ally refuses to help? -- Click to Read



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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 :)
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014   General Artist
No worries. I actually meant to submit all of them to the group, but ended up on the phone and then closed it out. I'll request those be added soon.
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