New updates! This week's fiction is issue 6 of Heroes ( http://dmheroes.co.uk/scripts/index.html ). You've probably noticed that each issue has been narrated by a different character, and this week it's Fred's turn. It gives me the chance to go a little into his background, his personality, and maybe even the reason he stays with a group where he's clearly not comfortable.
Fred was created by my good friend David Allan, and he created a character so rich and complex that I wasn't sure I could do him justice in my writing. But I'm happy with how the episode turned
out, and I hope Dave would have been too if he was still with us.
This is the first time I've felt that there has been enough revealed about a major character to make it worth writing a biography page. So there's now a bio of Fred ( http://dmheroes.co.uk/bio/fred.html ), which doesn't really reveal anything new but does summarise everything
we know so far. Don't read this until after you read issue 6! There is also, for the first time, a character portrait! This is something I would love to have for all the characters, or at least the
major ones, but I lack the resources to commission artists to do them... the pictures of Fred are by my friend Tali Ritz, and I'm not sure how she perfectly captured how Fred looks in my mind because I don't think I've done that good a job of describing him! (She's done a perfect Sara too, which will appear in the near future. But that's all I've got at the moment.)
This week's encyclopaedia page covers the Los Angeles Globe ( http://dmheroes.co.uk/reference/laglobe.html ), a newspaper which you might have spotted in the story already, and which will ultimately have important links to both Heroes and Strikeforce.
Finally, another of Don's mission reports ( http://www.dmheroes.co.uk/diaries/index.html ) finds Don musing on the bunch of misfits he appears to have picked up.