Monday, April 18, 2016

Dogwood City A to Z: The Owl

This is the Owl:

Winged heroes are quite a tradition in comics.  For example:

And then there's...

See also:

So anyway, I think Dogwood City should have one, too.  The Owl fits in nicely, as he is known to be from the American south.  He's a librarian.

Don't let the edumacation fool you, though...he's a southern boy to the core, as we can see on the very next page:

He and his dad live in a cabin in the swamp, you see.  In what seems to be his only appearance, the Owl is shown to be able to fly around 200 mph, to communicate via radio with his father, and to use a haunting war cry of "Hoo! Hoo!"

It's tempting to chuckle at the Owl, but trust me, this hero thing isn't a game to him...

Here he is at the wiki, and here he is for gaming:

The Owl
Real name:  Jack Isaac
Level 6
5 Hero Dice
Defense 13

Wing slap (melee) +5 (1D damage)

Using his winged suit, the Owl can fly at up to 200 miles per hour.  The suit also contains a communication device.

At the beginning of combat, the Owl can give off a war cry as a free action.  Enemies who fail to succeed at a saving throw lose their first round of action.


  1. Hmm, he's a librarian from the country. I like this guy.

  2. Nice. I like that he is a librarian. Seems like a good choice for a super back then.

    Really enjoying this series.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!

    1. Thanks man! Enjoying your adventures as well!

  3. Something about those wings covering his arms make him seem a little less hero-like. They hide his biceps perhaps?

    1. Haha...I think I agree! I usually give the brawler types a punching attack...but it wasn't really clear that the Owl is capable of that. So, he got a "wing slap." That does seem...yeah, a little less hero-like...