The Boss Double Bill
Stories: "Heart of Tokyo Steel" and "All-American Muscle"
Some of you may recall a certain martial artist with a knack for driving by the name of Boss. Boss Kusanagi was introduced in the Fall ‘22 story The Getaway Boss and was a character I grew fascinated by when developing the series. I liked the mystery of him, the characterization, and the idea of incorporating more martial arts into the world beyond Evelyn Blanc and some of Lita’s friends.
In “Getaway,” I sewed the seeds of a few goings-on. What happened to Boss? What was so prophetic about Dart going under the wolf’s wheels? Who wants to know all this stuff? Now’s the time to answer some of those questions, in not one, but two stories.
This was always meant to be a trilogy, but I realized the ridiculousness of stringing such a small, but fun story across months. And since both tales combined don’t eclipse the original story’s length, I’ve decided to experiment with a compilation format, in which both short stories are presented in one article. Without further ado, get back behind the wheel and blade of one of the Wasteland’s most powerful fighters in “Heart of Tokyo Steel” and “All-American Muscle.”
Heart of Tokyo Steel
If you put down Teddy on that paper, I’ll slap you right out of the house. Roughriding sonofabitch or no, Evelyn’s the name.
God, sorry about losing my top there. I’m just glad he came out alright. Shit scared me half to death. I get it, we ain’t together no more, but Boss was always good to me and I can’t stand the thought of letting those bastards do what they done to him.
I guess if you want the scoop on me and him…here ya go.