In a shed in the backwoods of Northern Georgia lives a meek, sequestered teen named John Torkelson. Raised just this side of feral, and on a steady diet of MMA and reality TV, fried catfish and Cheeto pie, he’s a firm believer that women should be seen and not heard (though he really hasn’t met many). But when four strange, super-powered outlaw teenagers suddenly appear in the woods outside his shed, Torkelson’s life takes a turn he could’ve never imagined. Now the boy his poppa called “Stump” is about to become more man than he could’ve ever imagined. But then…what exactly is a “real man”? For that matter, what’s a real hero? Only one thing’s certain, the Renegades are about to get a hell of a lot stronger.
Original Valiant Universe
While Peter Stanchek was focusing on taking down Toyo Harada he negelected his girlfriend, Kris Hathaway. Kris sought comfort in the arms of Torque.
Kris fell pregnant, but was forced to give up her baby at the end of the Unity crisis. Kris and Torque's son was taken into the future where he grew up to be the powerful hero known as Magnus, Robot Fighter.