The Adventures of Captain Hawk
The Adventures of Captain Hawk is a web-hosted comic series that glorifies the exploits of a real-life space pirate captain and his crew. Nobody knows who the comic's creator is, leading many to theorize it's Captain Hawk himself.
Despite being a work of fiction, the comic series mirrors reality to a remarkable degree. Not only is Captain Hawk a real person, along with his crew, ship, and parrot, but many of the adventures described are based on real exploits of the pirates. The main differences are those that make it an adventure comic rather than a historical chronicle - Captain Hawk is more heroic, his enemies more villainous, and the situations less morally-ambiguous. These and other changes make the comic out to be far more kid-friendly.
Among the most jarring changes is to the captain's second in command, Brady. She rarely speaks in the comic, but the real Brady is renown for her colorful language and detailed threats of creative violence.
Mysterious OriginsThe first comic entry was posted in 3197, on the same website that hosts it today. It earned attention gradually, with spikes in interest based on real-world events, and soon became wildly popular despite its rough art, elementary plots, and archetypal characters. Every page is attributed to a C. Hawkinson, yet there's no public information on such a person, and there have been no responses to any attempt at contacting them or inviting them to events.
Many initially believed C. Hawkinson was a child, their art being posted by and for family. Anyone hoping to expose the mystery author often met counter-measures from others seeking to protect the assumed-child's privacy. However, there have been no changes or improvements to the comic's art or substance over the decades, dismissing this idea that a child is behind it. The most popular theory today is that Captain Hawk himself is the real C. Hawkinson. Captain Hawk has little to say about the comic, aside from expressing his appreciation. Telepaths either haven't been able to ascertain the truth, or haven't shared the knowledge with anyone else. Outside of Captain Hawk, the only beings who might know if the Captain is involved are is first mate Brady, who would sooner █████ than answer a question, and his parrot, Captain Squawk, who demands payment and only provides jokes in exchange.
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Released in 3204While having his ship repaired, Captain Hawk travels around Mithorous and has small encounters such as rescuing orphans from a burning building.
Released in 3208To rescue "innocent prisoners", the captain launches his ship at a prison on Astronius. He then goes on to help win the Battle for Talmar.
Released in 3211After landing on Rada, the captain finds a spy among the crew and works with local resistance to free a captive Phoenix from the Emerald Legion.
Released in 3218The captain faces his sometimes-rival, John Louis, in a contest of skill of bravery. After winning, he offers some of the prize money to John Louis.
John Louis, Sid, Juliet, and Rami were player characters in a mini-campaign. The rest of the recurring characters are NPCs. They'll all have articles...eventually
I've been told there's an explosion underlining the hawk screech in the audio clip to give it more oomph.