Image Day: In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s,’ The Mister Majestic/Helspont Rivalry Begins

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Writer(s)

James Robinson


Penciler(s)

Rich Johnson


Colorist(s)

Gina Going, International House of Color


Cover

Tom Raney, Rob Ro


Publisher

Image Comics


Publication Date

September, 1995

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

DURING THE ’60s, KHERUBIM SAUL BAXTER STOPS THE FIRST DAEMONITE ATTACK SINCE 1906

In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #1, is the first Daemonite sighting since the 1900s. In the 1960s, Saul Baxter is a secretive defense contractor and mastermind. Secretly, he is a Kherubim and has the ability to generate blasts of mental energy. Recently, he is developing the first ballistic submarine. Suddenly, a soldier storms into his office and tells him that the submarine is under attack. Quickly, he runs out of his office and into the base. There, he finds the attacker killing several soldiers. Strangely, he recognizes the man as the first Daemonite he has encountered since 1906.

To hide his mental energy blast, Saul fires a blowtorch at the Daemonite reducing it to a corpse. When he has stopped the attack, Saul realizes that more Daemonites may arise. Soon, he meets with a fellow Kherubim. In fact, she works as a covert operative for the U.S. military as Lucy Blaise. Secretively, Saul wants to enlist a team of Kherubim heroes: Lucy’s lover and the anti-Communist John Colt, Mason and the superhero Mister Majestic. To this end, their objective is to fight Daemonites under the cover of Unidentified Life Forms (U.L.F.).

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s' (1995) #1, Kherubim Saul Baxter stops the first Daemonite attack since 1906.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #1, Kherubim Saul Baxter stops the first Daemonite attack since 1906. AP Photo/Image Comics.

AT CAMP PENDLETON, CRAZEN INTRODUCES TEAM ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Team One from left to right: Regiment, John Colt, Mason, Think Tank, Isaiah King, Mister Majestic, Slay.
Team One from left to right: Regiment, John Colt, Mason, Think Tank, Isaiah King, Mister Majestic, Slay. AP Photo/Image Comics.

DAEMONITE LORD HELSPONT RECRUITS SLAUGHTERHOUSE SMITH ON A MISSION TO NUKE NEW YORK CITY

In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #2, Daemonite Lord Helspont is on a mission to nuke New York City. Previously, Helspont recruited a Kherubim named Slaughterhouse Smith. As the term of the negotiations, Helspont names Smith as part of his Cabal. Sinisterly, he promises the Kherubim will rule the world.

Soon, Helspont and his Cabal attack Camp Williams, a nuclear missile silo in North Dakota. In their mission, they must detonate nuclear missiles on New York City. Angrily, Slaughterhouse protests he has a family and a home in the city. In response, Slaughterhouse’s men point their guns at him. Sternly, Helspont convinces Slaughterhouse to work for his cause.

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s' (1995) #2, Daemonite Lord Helspont is on a mission to nuke New York City.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #2, Daemonite Lord Helspont is on a mission to nuke New York City. AP Photo/Image Comics.

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IN TEAM ONE’S FIRST MISSION, THE MISTER MAJESTIC/HELSPONT RIVALRY BEGINS

In Team One’s first mission, the heroes are unprepared and undertrained. Decisively, John Colt leads Team One into battle. In a slugfest, Mister Majestic engages Helspont. In fact, it appears they are evenly matched. However, the heroes are soon overwhelmed by the sheer number of Daemonites. Nevertheless, King manages to reach the nuclear missile which has been set for launch.

Since he is untrained, he has no idea how to deactivate it. Begrudingly, Regiment goes to find the silo leaving King without cover. Seemingly swarmed by Daemonites, John orders Mister Majestic to blast them to cover King. Though John is in the way, Majestic blasts the Daemonites. At the end, the lights go out and the outcome is uncertain.

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s.' (1995) #2, Mr. Majestic withstands a blast to the chest from Helspont.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #2, the Mister Majestic/Helspont rivalry begins. AP Photo/Image Comics.

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SOURCES

Team One: WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 2 in Image Comics Database.
Team One: WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 1 in Image Comics Database.

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