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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
Inked - Relativity episode 36   "I can't believe you've never been up here."
   Dark Flame gripped the rungs of the ladder and slowly climbed to the top of the tall metal structure. "I've never been up here because it's always closed for refurbishing."
   Torrent took the steps two at a time. "The city just keeps that sign up so kids won't vandalize it. Us 'in the know' come here all the time."
   The observation tower in Gale Park was 100 feet tall and allowed an impressive view of the mile long grassy area that bordered the uptown area. Though the tower itself appeared rickety from a distance, once she was at the top, Dark Flame was surprised how sturdy it was.
   "I love coming up here." Torrent said with a smile.
   "Makes it easier to keep an eye on things, that's for sure." Pulling off her gloves, she used them to fan her face. "It's getting hot, and it's just early June. I hope we don't have another brutal summer."

: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

APARTMENT 13 -- When a series of strange burglaries plague a local apartment building, and the police refuse to take the matter seriously, it's up to Team Torrent to get to the bottom of it. Posing as college co-eds, Melody and Sara find themselves faced with strange noises and eerie goings-on. Suspicions turn to the mysterious landlord, but as the team digs deeper for an answer, they learn all is not what it seems. Could there be a real ghost behind the walls of Apartment 13? -- Click to Read

Which Dark Flame is your favorite? 

8 deviants said Dark Flame Commission by phil-cho Classic
8 deviants said Victorian Dark Flame Commission by phil-cho Victorian
6 deviants said Dieselpunk Dark Flame Commission by phil-cho Dieselpunk
5 deviants said Vampire Sara Commission by phil-cho Vampire


Thank You.

Journal Entry: Tue May 19, 2015, 1:14 PM
Welcome to Gale City

Last year I was fortunate to get in on a special deal from phil-cho where he was offering $5 headshots. I had admired Phil's work for quite a while and this was the perfect opportunity to get a few comicbook style portraits of the Relativity crew. Little did I know that it would lead to a many-month marathon where I would commission a substantial number of the cast (heroes, villians, supporting, and otherwise).

We are now nearing the end of the RelativityComic run. Granted, I'm sure I forgot a character or two (or three), or there will be new characters in the future who will need a "Phil-Cho Portrait." But, for the most part, the project is complete. There are a staggering number of portraits -- more than I can count, and a number which were never uploaded as they feature future characters, etc. which would be spoiler in nature. There were also numerous gift portraits, as well as several full-body pictures.

I want to thank Phil for all of his work, and putting-up with my nit-picking. I wanted to makes sure the characters looked as perfect as they could, and Phil was nice enough to do various edits and somersaults to make that happen.

As part of this "thank-you", I thought it would be neat to pick out a few of my favorite pieces.

:bulletblack: Relativity Characters and Alternate-Universe Versions

Mardi Gras Commission by phil-cho   Yule Commission by phil-cho   Bobby Commission by phil-cho   Greg Commission by phil-cho   Aaron Commission by phil-cho   Victorian Ravenswood commission by phil-cho   Pirate Torrent commission by phil-cho   Victorian Dark Flame Commission by phil-cho   Cricket Commission by phil-cho   Babs Commission by phil-cho  Andy Commission by phil-cho   Atlas Commission by phil-cho

:bulletblack: Other People's OCs

Vondel Commission by phil-cho   Clock by phil-cho   Shadowblade by phil-cho   Madam Night Commission by phil-cho   Captain Sunshine Gift Commission by phil-cho   Emmy Commission by phil-cho

:bulletblack: Group Shot

Relativity Heroes commission by phil-cho

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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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