The Book of PDR
is the personal website of Patrick D Ryall, or PDR. It serves as the home to a number of webcomics by PDR including:
- Adventure Dennis: A completed comic about a man who goes on a Platform Game-style adventure to save his town's mayor.
- Secret Government Robots: And ongoing comic about a secret government staffed by robots and their attempts to control the world.
- Hover Head: A comedic superhero comic, still ongoing but updated irregularly.
- Phone Guys: A weekly comic that features two guys having phone conversations.
As well as a number of standalone strips and short stories.
PDR also creates sketches of new superheroes every Sunday
These superheroes provides examples of:
- Action Girl: There's a variety of superhero women, but among the most Action-y would be Stegosauress and Demonoclast.
- Alternate Universe: The Beam(s) are four heroes with the same identity in four universes.
- Animal Superhero: Drona of the Ultimate Ants is an ant superhero.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Many, such as the Volcano Rabbit.
- Barrier Warrior: Forcefieldo.
- Blob Monster: The Astounding Gunk, sort of.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Volcanocles.
- Captain Ersatz: Noblewoman and the Surrealist are meant to be Superman and Batman inspred characters.
- Captain Ethnic: Discussed with Forcefieldo.
- Crapsack World: The world of Lex Techno.
- Demon Slaying: Demonoclast.
- Detective Animal: Panda Detective.
- Distaff Counterpart: Justice-Woman to the Justice-Man character.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Regolith has a space-version of Sandman from Spider-Man's powers.
- Freak Lab Accident: The origin of the Astounding Gunk.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Monstrona is given the vague description of being the child of a monster and a heroic monster hunter.
- Henshin Hero: Mythologikelly can transform into various heroes of myth.
- Humanoid Aliens: Discussed with Dr. Vedzax.
- Instant A.I., Just Add Water: Nobody knows how Robotomaton gained sentience.
- Intrepid Reporter: The Golden Age-style superhero the Green Camera.
- Legacy Character: Diamondtough is the daughter of a former superhero.
- Magitek: The Conjuroid, a demon-fighting and demon-using robot.
- Nineties Anti-Hero: Gun-toting cyborg Lex Techno and the vampire Killshadow.
- Plant Person: CommandOak and the Forest Force.
- Psychic Powers: Several characters, including the Mind Agent have mental powers. Also mentioned is a casual gathering of mental-powered heroes called the Mind Set.
- Raygun Gothic: Evoked with Gus Comet.
- Super Hero Gods: This post features two heroes that, while not gods, are connected to mythology. One is a Minotaur, the other can turn into mortal heroes from myth.
- Super Speed: The Beam(s) are flying speedsters.
- Super Team: The Guild of Crime Fighters. Other profiles have mentioned the Strange Squad, Forest Force, the Megacavalry, and Raid Force Zero.
- Weather Manipulation: The Guild of Crime-Fighters includes the Whirl, who can generate winds, and the Human Cloudburst, who can cover herself in a stormcloud.