In this double sized Descendants Special, two and a half months leading up to Descendants Appreciation Day fly by and we get to see how the core cast deals with recent events and prepares for the future.
Date of Birth: February 2, 2049
Race/Ethnicity: African American
Eyes: brown (wears glasses)
First Appearance: Descendants #0
Daughter of Brant Industries owner, William Brant, Laurel grew up with all the advantages in life except her private tutoring kept her from socializing with kids her age. This changed when Laurel’s psionic power of hypercognition and eidetic memory manifested and she was sent to the Academy at Langley. There, she met Alexis and Ian, forming a tight knit trio with herself as the voice of reason to Alexis’s impulsiveness.
When Alexis discovered the Academy’s betrayal, and Ian subsequently proposed the fated raid on Langley, Laurel joined them. In the aftermath of the raid, Laurel bought her friends and the rescued teens to Freeland House, which had been a private holding of her father, which he then gifted to her.
After coming to Freeland House, Laurel has dedicated herself to ensuring the comfort of it’s inhabitants; both physical and mental.
Powers and Equipment: While Laurel has no superhuman combat abilities, she is self taught in more than half a dozen martial arts and has … Continue reading
Martin Han cycled lazily through preview panels for various TV shows on his computer screen. There didn’t seem to be anything new that was interesting, or anything interesting he hadn’t seen before. Even the sports channel was failing him; covering basketball, football and hockey when he was a baseball and soccer fan.
He had homework to do, but it was before dinner, so seeking entertainment took priority. He also had friends; two out of only five other male members of the Junior class. But he’d see them soon at dinner, so it felt like a waste to try and find them now.
As he passed an old episode of Live Metal, he could swear he heard sleigh bells. Sleigh bells and giggling. Momentarily, he flipped back to see if he’d skipped over a Christmas special or something. He was wondering if it was off of some commercial when someone knocked on his door.
There was no one else in the room, so he answered it himself. He’d been partly expecting his friends, dropping by to collect him for a trek out into town for dinner. Instead, he found Kura Akagi wearing an antler hat and a red nose, Tammy Kaine … Continue reading
“…discussed, the Red Scare actually refers to two separate periods in the twentieth century, both of which had serious socio-economic and cultural consequences well into this century despite neither period officially lasting more than a decade.
The second Red Scare led directly into the Cold War. Actually, I have an interesting anecdote about the Cold War involving my great grandfather…”
Mrs. Melissa Winnifred, a middle aged woman with an unusually high pitched voice and no compunctions against using it, was going into another of her stories. Standing in front of the class and trying to keep an eye on the digital projection on the wall, she didn’t notice the subtle shift in attitude among the students.
They were all familiar with Mrs. Winnifred’s tendency to distract herself with her own anecdotes. With the right questions and requests to elaborate, she could and would talk through the entirety of class, realize this too late, and assign what she should have covered in class as reading instead of actual homework.
It didn’t hurt that most of her stories were actually entertaining as well. Entertaining, that is, if one actually listened to them.
Steampunk didn’t. As per her usual, she was using the … Continue reading
The alarm on Steampunk’s nightstand brayed insistently and for the first time, succeeded in its purpose of rousing the girl. It had taken a solid week to get her to the point that an alarm clock that didn’t sound like an emergency signal awakened her, but it was a step forward.
With precision one wouldn’t associate with someone just awake, she reached out and turned the alarm off before sitting up on the edge of her bed.
She’d never needed an alarm before. The first fourteen years of her life had been strictly scheduled by the Project Lead and carried out by various uniformed and helmeted staffers at the Generations Project facility concealed inside a Woodbridge Township, NJ factory.
Waking up there was different depending on which staff members were assigned to take her through her morning routine. Uniform attire and a rigid routine was meant to keep her from differentiating them from one another, but their voices and general attitudes toward her varied enough that seeing faces was a formality.
Some mornings, she would be shouted awake and led through her morning ritual by a steely grip and barked orders. Other mornings, she would be cautiously prodded awake and … Continue reading
Something new is roaming Mayfield and it’s leaving chaos in its wake. While a team of Descendants, joined by Occult try to hunt it down, an unsuspecting Warrick, Tink and JC attend an electronic entertainment convention. When this new element finds them, they end up on an adventure none of them saw coming.
Following the events of Descendants #43, the good news spreads to the other members of the cast. Find out who’s excited, who’s jealous, and who should probably mind their own business in this very special issue.
The Descendants race to find the Interfacers while Liedecker works to maintain his place as the Master of the Mayfield Underworld. Can he maintain his anonymity? Well, he’s got a plan for that… Part 2 of War Machines.
The Descendants each take advantage of a quiet day in Mayfield in their own way. Meanwhile, some of their enemies are doing the exact same thing.
Year three draws to a close and it looks like it’s smooth sailing ahead for our heroes, right? Not hardly. Their biggest enemies are just getting started and gearing up for their most spectacular plots yet!