The MDU News Archive
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2020 News Archive
300th Character Added to the MDU's Website!
1 June 2019
It's a day of celebration! In less than a year's time, we've added another 100 characters to the MDUverse! That's a LOT of web-pages, costumes, stories, stats, talents and equipment!
We've added several groups and organizations since then, as well as cleaned up over 3 dozen other character pages.
At the same time, we've standardized a lot of our formatting for the pages, including the linkages in the 'history' sections to accommodate an even greater breadth of character story!
We're still not done either! Here's to out 300th Character milestone, and to out next milestone: 400!!! Break out a beer, some champagne, or just down a mug of coffee as our 300th character, Captain Seawolf, likes to do! Onward!!!
G.U.A.R.D. has four superhero groups that make up their "Guardians" mega-group. One of these Guardian groups is the "Seaguardians". The Seaguardians characters have been around for decades and are LONG overdue for getting added to this venerable website.
From their quantum-powered GSS Paragon (GSX-1), these sea-going superhero sailors try to keep the peace in the oceans of the world; a vast task over a vast area, all of which the Seaguarians have the willpower (and the tech) to get the job done! From battling prophetic Polynesian gods in the Pacific Ocean to resisting invasions from undersea kingdoms in the Atlantic Ocean, the Seaguardians, led by the unfathomable Captain Seawolf, go full out and all ahead flank to protect the world from those wishing to do it harm!
Raise your periscope and scan the horizon for our new 'visual contacts' entering the site's 'field of operations'! Take a 'liberty call' and visit our all new, all exciting web-based sea stories of our salty Sargasso of submariners known as...the Seaguardians!
UPDATE (23 June 20): The current characters to the Seaguardians are done! Take a look at these amazing character entries...they're 'unfathomable'!
Arise, Comrades! The Soviet Guard is here to put things right!
(Updated: 13 May 2020) 4 Apr 2020
COMRADES! Rejoice! It is another glorious day in the luminous light of Lenin! Even though most of the world, including our own Soviet motherland, has been brainwashed to follow the western lies, we, the SOVIET GUARD, shall continue our battle to fight and make the Soviet Union a world power once again, as well as teach those the error of their ways in renouncing the Soviet way of life. We, the SOVIET GUARD, are now ready to take our war back to the west again!
With the legendary Generalissimus leading us, as he has for the last century since World War I, we have no other direction than our march towards victory! Soon, our people shall rejoice as they once again see the might of the SOVIET GUARD!
As such, the SOVIET GUARD shall now allow the MDU staff to...update...our 'web pages' to further our agenda! POBEDA!
UPDATE (13 May 20): The current members of the Soviet Guard are done! We still have seveal in the old 'Red Guard' subgroup that need to be done, but the goal is to get the current characters completed...which we've done! Take a look at these amazing character entries...they may not be as 'two-dimensional' as you'd imagine most Soviet characters to be!
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Here come the Challengers!
4 Mar 2020 (Updated: 24 March 2020)
OK, I've waited WAY too long to get this done! The Challengers, one of the first super-groups EVER made in the MDU is FINALLY going to get its updated webpages done!
That means changes that include remaking Prodigy into Doc Savant, adding Delaware to the roster, giving Arcania a story makeover, Greased Lightning getting a costume upgrade, removing Kinetix and Ms. Ultra (they've long since changed to Terraguardian and Ms. Ultra of the Champions of Oceania, respectively, since then), Ultraviolet Ray's story cleaned up and of course updating Major Deej's page as well!
Keep on the lookout in the "What's News?" Section for the new pages! We 'Challenge' you to keep up with our updates!!
UPDATE: 24 Mar 20 - Challengers SG and character web pages are complete! Go check them all out!
The 'Commonwealth' of Nations Has Its Own Superheroes
28 Mar 2020 (Update: 4 Apr 2020)
Most notably, the United States seem to have the lion's share of superheroes in the world, however over the last decade, heroes from here and there, in nations that make up the whole of Great Britain's Commonwealth of Nations (CoN), have since formed for the good of the Commonwealth. As such, the aptly named 'Commonwealth" super-group exists to promote the CoN's goals.
With a British ex-spy code-named Britannia leading this highly unique team of individuals, the Commonwealth has already proven to be more than the sum of its parts.
Over the next few weeks, our MDU team will be adding the characters of our incredible band of international superheroes!
UPDATE: 4 Apr 20 - Commonwealth SG and character web pages are complete! Go check them all out!
4 Mar 2020
A new vigilante group has come upon the scene! But who are they, and who are they helping? The police? The mobsters? Themselves? Keep watching for them...because I'm pretty sure they're already watching you...
As with all things, change is inevitable. In the last couple of months we've added, moved, deleted, updated, downgraded, expanded, enlarged and even revitalized a few of our wondrous GANGS. The Blackjacks finally have a list of Bruno's top lieutenants, as well as the Crimson showing were it's boundaries have expanded to! Along with that, the Daybreakers got a MASSIVE overhaul and the Maritime Marauders finally have a roster! Even the Aegis Alliance has a new 'mystique' about it!
Lots of changes, all for you to view and enjoy! Check them out...before the boss sends out a hit squad to 'entice' you!
In our MDU Comics' Halloween Special we created in 2016, we'd introduced a band of ... interesting ... men-hating magical women bent of taking out the Knights Arcanus which were, at that time, helping out Major Deej in a massive anti-crime project. These women never even got to fight the Knights because they instead first encountered "Manny the Man-Eater" - a walking plant pet of Spring Knight; a pet that was so hungry, it consumed over half the the "Arcane Sisterhood" with its acidic maw. Today, what's left of the Arcane Sisterhood has once again banded together! Take a peek at their new webpage and keep on the look-out for new individual character entries! Maybe Malconna will have better luck this year?
9 Jan 2020 (Updated: 4 Mar 2020)
This is one of the super-groups that is near and dear to my heart - THE PROTECTORS! I created this band of heroic misfits when I was 9 years old. I've gone through many iterations with these characters over the decades, culminating with new, more modern entries. This group was my first ever self-created super team. Although I'd hoped for it, I never wrote any comics about them, simply because I hadn't figured out how to make all these unique heroes work together. At the least, these characters are going to get rebooted back into the fold and setup for what I hope will be a rebirth of their group.
I'll be updating their origin stories, revising a few costumes and of course, putting together a new, awesome team origin; an origin that'lI be written where the team was actually CREATED in 1975 and all the key stories involved since then! There'll be a LOT of history here to tell, making this team one of the few super-teams with a serious veteran status in the MDU.
As I work on these character pages over the coming weeks/months, take some time and review the super team web page here. The base itself is just awesome! Protectors! Engage!
UPDATE: 4 Mar 20 - Protectors SG and character web pages are complete! Go check them all out!
27 DECEMBER 2019 (Update: 9 Jan 20)
While updating a few pages, we decided we needed to finish off the GUARD Operations with a wonderful addition we've been dying to post on this site - MOONGUARD!
MOONGUARD is a subdivision of GUARD Operations and is focused around the Fort Armstrong Moonbase. It's leader, Wayne Grissom, now has some help running the adventures from his facility as well as a new layout for Fort Armstrong!
The imagery and the storytelling will be phenomenal from this location and as such, we needed the moonbase to be an awesome addition...and addition that we just couldn't wait until the new year to show you! Thanks to the dedication of a CoH friend (you know who you are), we present to you MOONGUARD and the Fort Armstrong Moonbase!
We're still updating it, but go check int out now! It's out of this world!!
UPDATE: 9 Jan 20 - MOONGUARD and its Officers, history and base updates are complete! Go check them out!
2019 News Archive
19 Oct 2019 (Update: 9 Jan 2020)
Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night, the Masters of Maleficence has arisen once more! Led by Mad Halloween Jack, this band of evil beings have one goal in mind: evil! They look forward to plaguing humanity, causing chaos and death in their wake! Why?? Well, according to Mad Halloween Jack..."Why not?".
Originally dubbed as the 'Dark Overlords', and then becoming the 'Malificium', this band of bad, baneful beasts and their boastful, belligerent blasphemy blanch your being until your bewildered, buckling brain bears bankruptcy!
Heed our words! Check back here often to draw up these dangerous demons and defilers! Don't dare detract from this! Updates weekly!
UPDATE: 9 Jan 20 - The Masters of Maleficence is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for your viewing pleasure! Review our disturbing selection of evil, psychopaths, demons and maleficents today!
20 Sep 2019 (Updated: 19 Oct 2019)
Death Legion has been around for centuries, however most of the world doesn't know anything about them! This guild of assassins, in all their secrecy, have maintained a high-level of kills and assassinations worldwide. In the last few decades, their power-base has increased and their influence even more! After being utterly obliterated after the Kennedy Assassinations, Death Legion has recently reformed and are ready to make a full blown business out of assassinations once again!
Check back on the Death Legion's page over the next month to see our scintillating swath of psychopaths! Don't get a 'mark' from them; it'll only lead to a permanent vacation!
UPDATE: 19 Oct 19 - Death Legion is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for your viewing and reading pleasure! Review our outstanding selection of assassins, mercenaries and guns-for-hire today!
MDU News Archive Page Created!
24 Aug 2019
To help minimize the amount of scrolling one must do on the Home Page, we decided to create a MDU News Archive page!
On this page you'll be able to go back and see the events and activities that occurred each year since our new website have been active! As always, we're trying our best to take in your comments and incorporate changes where they're needed.
200th Character Added to the MDU's Website!
27 July 2019
Since this new website was launched, the MDU team has worked to update the quality of each character's imagery, story and details to a degree never before done with any of our characters. As such, it has been a long few years since "Major Deej" graced us with being the site's first character (sadly, we're even updating THAT character's details in order to reflect the MDU Origins' comic of Major Deej)!
Keep looking for the next 200! We have many more exciting and dynamic characters yet to come! PAU HANA, BRUDDA!
25 June 2019 (Update: 19 Sep 2019)
The Peacekeepers, America's super-powered and enhanced police force, are ready to throw some 'law and order' into the mix! These incredible public servants are tasked to apprehend, stop and incarcerate any and all super-powered or enhanced individuals breaking the laws of the Untied States. If any team can do so, it's this one!
The Peacekeepers, co-led by Judge Law and Major Order run a tight ship! Keep on the lookout for new character entries, but in the meantime, you HAVE to check out their new base, located on the Peacekeepers main page! Enjoy!
UPDATE: 19 Sep 2019 - Peacekeepers are DONE!! GO!! CHECK THEM OUT! 10-4!
CONDOR LEGION is ready to engage!
19 June 2019 (UPDATE: 27 JUL 2019)
ACTHUNG! The ex-East German terrorist army known as CONDOR LEGION is back in action and disseminating information freely about their organization! They intend to use this information to scare and cajole heroes and nations to fear the Condor Legion, but instead it has provided more insight into their sick and twisted plan to take over Germany and make it a new socialist nation, along with doing the same to all the nations of Europe!
The Legion, led by the nefarious Condor Commander, still remains well hidden and at large, but more information keeps coming in every week! Check back here to get the last intel on this ominously dangerous band of villains!
UPDATE: 27 July 19 - Condor Legion is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for your viewing and reading pleasure! Down a stein of good German beer while enjoying and discovering their stories!
Citizens! Doubleplusgood news for Oceania!
The Champions of Oceania have won a glorious victory!
Verified. Dayorder 4-10 YP 19 (Update: 5-29 YP 19)
Attention! It is with great bellyfeel that our beloved Governor Goldstein of the great nation of Oceania has verified reports that the Champions of Oceania have been identified for glorious recognition in the oldthink newspeak of the Major Deej Universe!
Thinkpol has verified this information from unpersons and plusgood prole sources. The doubleplusungood state of England has malquoted this victory as duckspeak. New prolefeed shall be associated to each Champion of Oceania over the next few weeks in ante-ownlife. OYL shall attend ceremonies along with BB authorized upsubs.
Standby for further dayorders, citizen!
29 May 19 - UPDATE: Champions of Oceania is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are doubleplusgood for your reading expectations, citizen!
The Arachnoknights Crawl Back to Life!
4 March 2019 (Updated: 10 Apr 2019)
From City of Heroes' "Arachnos" villain group, the "Knights of Arachnos" once dominated the Freedom server as the largest Arachnos-themed Villain Group (VG) alongside its brother VG, the "Champions of Arachnos".
Out of respect for CoH's incredible forray into this spider-themed militant organization of the game's Rogue Isles, the MDU decided to pay homage to that group by creating the "Arachnoknights". Although an offshoot of the original Knights of Arachnos VG, it was meshed with the other FOUR (yes, FOUR) Arachons-themed VGs I'd created and, well, I made this. Sadly, the VG origin and the characters needed more help in transitioning to that homage...more help that I was ready to give at that time.
Today, the Arachnoknights are being remade to something FAR more than what they were before! As such, they will be a major mover and shaker in the MDUverse just as Arachnos was in the CoHverse!
Stay tuned for the results of the massive "Arachnoknights" overhaul folks! Results soon (tm)!
UPDATE: Arachnoknights are DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for everyone to read and check out! Crawl over to the Arachnoknights page for all the new entries!
The ATLANTIC KINGDOM and the ATLANTIC GUARD ARISE FROM THE DEEP
20 January 2019 (Updated 23 Feb 2019)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the Atlantic Kingdom and its devastating Atlantic Guard swim up and byte us! King Dolphin, the mad scientist and de-facto "king" of the Atlantic Kingdom has patiently waited for decades to show the world his incomparable underwater cities, his race of cloned Ningren warriors and servants, as well as his powerful and equally vicious Atlantic Guard, the protectors of the Kingdom!
Over the next month or so, we'll be posting incredible pages and info about the kingdom and details about their key cities, as well as individual character pages for each and every Atlantic Guard member, and of course, King Dolphin himself!
Get ready for a magical...and deadly...tour of the Atlantic Kingdom and the Atlantic Guard! So says King Dolphin!!
UPDATE: Atlantic Kingdom and Atlantic Guard are DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for everyone to read and check out!
5 January 2019 (Update: 20 Jan 2019)
From Space Station Wescamp orbiting Earth in high orbit, it's the ASTROGUARDIANS! After several years of being stuck on their station, they're ready to get back into the game and show the MDU what they can do!
The Astroguardians are one of the four supergroups that make up the mega-supergroup, THE GUARDIANS! Keep an eye to the sky (and this website's "What's News?" entries) to catch their return!
UPDATE: Astroguardians is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for everyone to read and check out!
2018 News Archive
30 Dec 2018 (Update: 4 Jan 2019)
As sure as Irish eyes are smilin', the Emerald Society is FINALLY on its way to completion!
Due to last year's busy schedule, the Emerald Society got some of its characters done...but not all. As such, we're finally going to get that Irish group done ASAP. With new musical theme updates, updated costumes and time-corrected history rewrites, the Emerald Society will DEFINITELY be ready for St. Patty's Day in March! BEGORA!
Keep a watchful eye out in out "What's News?" section (above) to see the latest updates for the Emerald Society!
UPDATE: The Emerald Society is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for everyone to read and check out!
1 December 2018 (Update: 30 Dec 2018)
ALOHA!!! Time to ride the wave of those heroes of the Pacific Rim! We started on them a year or so ago, but were unable to finish them due to story issues (and work, and life, and...you get the idea). SO, instead of freezing in the snow, we're going to light the Tiki torches and hang out in warmer climes to get back to our favorite characters even if it means looking at a Hawaiian beach wallpaper to get by!
UPDATE: The Pacific League is DONE!!! All characters, images and stories have been updated and are ready for everyone to read and check out!
22 September 2018 (Updated: 1 Dec 2018)
Samhain Knight! Autumn Knight! Deathknight! These are just a few of the incredible characters that make up the Knights Arcanus, a heroic band of arcane warriors out to protect the world from the darker side of magic. Expatriated from their own secretive magical community, these heroes have not only helped the world fight against the Soltan Star Empire's invasion of Earth in 2000, they've also since stopped hundreds of magical incursions, demons and sadistic mages!
With pagan Samhain festivals in the wind, Halloween and cooler Autumn nights forthcoming, it only seems right to get this incredible team geared-up for action before the New England snows hit!
Keep checking out our 'What's News?' section for listings of the new and updated Knights Arcanus characters!
UPDATE: As of 1 Dec 2018, all of the Knights Arcanus' characters are done! Go!! Check that all out!
24 August 2018 (Updated: 22 Sep 2018)
It had to happen! AXIS FORCE characters will be getting their long-overdue entries transferred from the 'old' website and updated and spiffed-up here on this new website! Over a dozen characters are about to be added...some of them NEW!! As 'ole Major Invader used to say, 'to beat your enemy is to KNOW your enemy', and the best way to do that is to check out these characters in their own heinous halls of villainy!
As a note for those that don't like the idea of having anything 'Nazi-related' in this site, please understand, this is definitely NOT to honor or promote them, instead it's to provide you, the reader, a chance to peer, with a critical eye, through a series of fictional character stories that we hope will ultimately educate you in what happens when an unstopped hate and evil is created and how, even in today's society, we must ensure that it's sinister head NEVER rises from its own ashes.
Prepare yourself, Reader, for a walk on the dark side...
Update: Axis Force is as done as it can be...WHAT?!? You haven't checked out their new entries?! Shame on you!! Get to reading (and listening to their individual music themes too!!)!!