My gushing over my comic begins roughly 15 years ago.
Would you like a story? A story about the most awful and amazing superhero comic story you've never heard of?
I'm in my 30's now and I started drawing these characters and this comic when I was about 14 or 15. Of course, back then art was just something fun that I did, and I wasn't really any good (debatable even today!). The art was quite poor and left a lot to be desired, but I was having fun, OK? My ideas were awful, but I loved writing and drawing these comics so I'll tell you all about my absolutely horrible, irredeemably bad comic origin story.
We step back into not one, not two, but three action-packed series for our heroes!
The original Katsa! comic starred Katsa (age 17) and Aigus (age 16), and I was around 14 or 15 when I wrote/drew this. Nobody saw the very first season except for me, and it was eventually... well it's gone. It was all over the place, it followed a monster-of-the-week format, and the plot was never consistent from one story to the next. Eventually it became an excuse to just show the main characters getting into fights with each other. Comedy ensues. During this series I could never determine what superpowers my main character had. At one point she goes super saiyan and can fire chi blasts, then she gains some weird toxic plasma power, and she starts to fly at random. Truly a well rounded hero. Also she was invincible.
Think: One Punch Man, except garbage.
The series got rebooted into The Amazing Katsa! This series was enjoyed by my family and friends at school. I didn't have a scanner to put it online back then, so it never went anywhere, which is undoubtedly for the better. The story had a much more consistent plot, but again the themes were all over the place. Things got crazy. It followed a monster-of-the-week format (noticing a theme?), that eventually turned into Katsa killing some supervillain who was vaguely evil. Villain motivation amounted to "grrrrr, I wanna destroy this city!" And Katsa and Aigus were like, "You will not destroy this city, now die!"
At one point aliens invade at random. As a result, the aliens nuke the city "just because". After this I had no idea what in the world to do with my plot, so it just ends. Fantastic writing. 10/10.
The series was rebooted a third time, starring a different main character, but still featuring the two heroes from before. I was probably 16 or 17 for this one, so the story drastically improves. But that hardly means a thing, eh? The monster-of-the-week format is replaced by a chapter-by-chapter telling of a story of a protagonist rising to power to become a hero.
The city that was nuked in our last season is inexplicably still in one piece, so I guess it got through the whole "nuked by aliens from orbit" thing okay.
This series involves Katsa and Aigus, but they're not the protagonists anymore. Instead they're more like mentors for this new character. The main character goes on a journey to gather strength which results in... unusual and quite dumb superpowers being showcased, and there was some cloning experiment in the plot where it was going to reveal that GASP the main character is a clone of Katsa which NOBODY saw coming! And then it turns out THE MENTORS ARE CLONES. "EVERYBODY GETS A CLONE!" I liked this main character the best out of the three because she actually had character development which, to be fair, Katsa lacked before.
As you can see, I wasn't a good story teller back then. The plot would drop off, characters would be introduced and immediately disappear, and the story didn't know where it was going. Most of the time it just ran in a circle every issue and reset to a status quo. When the plot presented a problem I didn't know how to solve, I solved it in the best way possible: starting a new series. Haha.
After many years of not drawing anything, I started drawing about a year ago. Hydraulica is the new and official series of the Katsa! comics, starring the heroes who are now much older (27 and 26) and facing very different problems than they ever did before. It's not an episode of the week format, but it still is a superhero action-comedy. Instead of a monster-of-the-week format, it's about the main character after a career of fighting crime, and deciding what life has in store for her next. A lot more character development. In roughly a decade and a half... I've improved a little.
Is the series a continuation? Is it a reboot? Alternate timeline? I guess anything is possible! I could go on talking about these series and how ridiculous they are, but I'm sure I've gone on quite a lot already. Enjoy!