Image Day: In “Gang War”, Mister Majestic Becomes The Poster Boy Of The 1990s Leading An Ultra-Violent W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s. Against Friends And Foes Alike

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In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1997) #34, Mister Majestic incinerates Tao after surviving Ladytron going nuclear.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Actions Teams’ (1997) #34, Mister Majestic incinerates Tao, after surviving Ladytron going nuclear AP Photo/Image Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

DURING “GANG WAR”, MISTER MAJESTIC LEADS THE WILDC.A.T.s. STRANDED ON EARTH

In “WildC.A.T.s: Gang War”, the space WildC.A.T.s. team is returning from their homeworld Khera, while Mister Majestic leads the WildC.A.T.s. on Earth. Mister Majestic must lead an inexperienced team against supervillain gangs in New York City. The WildC.A.T.s. team consists of: Mister Majestic, Tao, Savant, Ladytron and Condition Red. Issue #28 starts with the WildC.A.T.s.’ war on crime on the streets of New York.

Mister Majestic sees it as the beginning of a disaster. Mister Majestic harbors more lethal methods and incinerates the Zombots with his eye-beams. Ladytron (Maxine) and Condition Red (Max) then decide to go to Max’s local superhero bar called Clark’s Bar. Ladytron sees it as a date though Condition Red disagrees. At the bar, Max notices Vic Lazarr, a supervillain, has deposited a suitcase in the gentleman’s room. Before he can disarm it, it blows up the bar. Max ends up at the hospital.

In 'WildC.A.T.s' (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle. AP Photo/Image Comics

MISTER MAJESTIC KILL COUNT: 6 ZOMBOTS.

BACK FROM THE “WILDSTORM RISING,” THE WILDC.A.T.s. ARE QUITTING

At the end of “Wildstorm Rising,” the WildC.A.T.s. flew a Daemonite ship into space in order to stop from exploding. Believing them dead, Mister Majestic and Savant set up a new team. They were transported on Khera where they found the Kherubims had won the Kherubim/Daemonite war. Deeply dissatisfied with Khera’s political affairs, they returned for Earth. In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Actions Teams’ (1997) #29, returning to Earth, Mister Majestic attempted to recruit the members onto his team to fight the gang war, which had also recruited Team One. However, the WildC.A.T.s. original team declined and departed for Gamorra to aid Grifter.

The team consisted of Spartan, Void, Maul, Warblade and Zealot. Two members, Emp and Voodoo, quit the team. A day later, Ladytron checks on Condition Red, but she finds out from the doctor that Condition Red checked himself out of the hospital and quit the team. On Gamorra, the WildC.A.T.s. is under heavy fire. As Spartan manages the controls, they notice an armed troop carrier with the Stormwatch insignia and realize the U.N. has been called in. As they repel the boarders, their craft crashes lower and lower into the ocean. On the shore, Hunter-Killey Daimyo reports to Kaizen Gamorra that his enemies have been downed. Then Void teleports the WildC.A.T.s. on the island.

In 'WilC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1996) #29, Void teleports the WildC.A.T.s. on Gamorra.
In ‘WilC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #29, Void teleports the WildC.A.T.s. on Gamorra. AP Photo/Image Comics.

KILL COUNT: MISTER MAJESTIC INCINERATES KAIZEN GAMORRA WITH HIS EYE-BEAMS

In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1996) #30, Mister Majestic incinerates Kaizen.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #30, Mister Majestic incinerates Kaizen with his eye-beams. AP Photo/Image Comics.

MISTER MAJESTIC KILL COUNT: KAIZEN

SHOWDOWN: LADYTRON GOES TOE TO TOE WITH OVERTKILL

In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1996) #31, Ladytron goes toe to toe with Overtkill.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #31, Ladytron goes toe to toe with Overtkill. AP Photo/DC Comics

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REUNITED, THE WILDC.A.T.s. ARE ON THE HUNT FOR TAO AT HALO CORPORATIONS

The gang war continues in issues #31-34. In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #31, the gang war is all-out and the supervillains have abducted hostages in New York in order to make an ultimatum on the WildC.A.T.s. After Spartan reminds Zealot about his life with her as John Colt, declares his love for her and shares a kiss with her. Then, it is an all-out assault on the Mercs, Overtkill and the supervillain hostage Vic Lazarr.

In WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1997) #32, during an exchange of fire, Grifter learns that Deathtrap wasn’t responsible for the attack on Clark’s Bar. Ladytron spots Vic Lazarr and goes in pursuit. After interrogating Lazarr, the heroes and villains realize they have been duped. Mister Majestic realizes the one responsible is Tao. His plan was to orchestrate surgical attacks on New York’s underworld, the attack on H.A.R.M.’s funeral in order to bring everyone under his command. Clark’s Bar’s bombing was meant to escalate the gang war between the WildC.A.T.s. and the criminal underworld.

In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1997) #34, the WildC.A.T.s. are on the hunt for Tao.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1997) #34, the WildC.A.T.s. are on the hunt for Tao. AP Photo/Image Comics.

KILL COUNT: MISTER MAJESTIC INCINERATES TAO

In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1997) #34, Mister Majestic incinerates Tao after surviving Ladytron going nuclear.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Actions Teams’ (1997) #34, Mister Majestic incinerates Tao, after surviving Ladytron going nuclear AP Photo/Image Comics.

MISTER MAJESTIC KILL COUNT: TAO (APPARENT DEATH)


FOOTNOTES

WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 34 in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.S: Gang War in Amazon.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Comics Database.
WildStorm Rising in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.s in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 29 in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 30 in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 31 in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 32 in Image Comics Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 34 in Image Comics Database.

Image Day Series: Divine Right

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The WildC.A.T.s. AP Photo/Image Comics

IN CRISES

‘DIVINE RIGHT’ (1997)

In 1997, Jim Lee published a ground-breaking comic called ‘Divine Right: The Adventures Of Max Faraday’ (1997). Let’s read the summary on the twelve-issue comic:

This is where we meet Max Faraday; 20-year-old computer science major, lovable loser, at home, with older friend Devan Lawless; bored, Dev logged into Icore using his old professor’s access codes. Something starts downloading: a binary code string. Max views it all (barring one file, which he forwarded to his cyber-girlfriend, Susanna Chaste), when the computer blows up as a result of channelling the Equation.

Seemingly fine, Max and Dev head out, only to be pursued by strange creatures, bringing about the first manifestations of his power, and the first meeting with The Fallen, his protectors and mentors. The Fallen are BrandeTobrukand Exotica; a trio of super-powered beings who have a fraction of Max’s power which bonds them to him.

Hunted for this power he now wields, he is helped notably by The Fallen, Christy Blaze, John Lynch (Gen¹³‘s mentor) and Caitlin Fairchild, the peer leader of Gen¹³.

The ensuing journey sees Max embrace his Divine Right, as he takes control of the situation, and ultimately the universe, only to face off against the WildC.A.T.S.Gen¹³The Fallen, and even Susanna herself, as he truly tests the limits of what God can do, and how much humanity can be retained.

-Divine Right, Image Comics Database

‘DIVINE INTERVENTION: WILDCATS’ #1 FITS BETWEEN ISSUES #11 AND #12

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Max Faraday has realized his Godly power and attempts to make the world a better place. However, he is out of control and his powers are destroying the world.

In ‘Divine Intervention: Wildcats’ (1999) #1, Max has to face the WILDC.A.T.s., who may have different designs for Max.

  • ‘Divine Right’ #1-12
  • ‘Divine Intervention: Wildcats’ #1
  • ‘Divine Intervention: Gen13’ #1.

‘Divine Intervention: Wildcats’ (1999) #1, fits between ‘Divine Right’#11 and #12.

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WORLD’S END

Max Faraday faced the next crisis called Armageddon. Faced with nuclear annihilation, Max raptured billions of people before relocating the survivors to a preserved St. Louis. Max was discouraged at superheroes and felt the crisis was a negative consequence of their actions. Max and his family then secluded themselves on a tropical island in the South Pacific.

When the terrorist organization known as Tao located Max and his family, Max’s wife Susanna was abducted by Pit Bull. He was forced to reveal the Creation Equation to Tao and ended up losing his powers. Protected and saved by the WildC.A.T.s., Max regained his confidence in superheroes and regained his divine powers. Max then relocated to the Hollow Realm with the survivors and Void.

 

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Collect the first three trade paperbacks in “Absolute WILDC.A.T.s.”

ABSOLUTE WILDC.A.T.S collects WILDC.A.T.s #1-13, 31, 50; CYBERFORCE #1-3, WILDC.A.T.s/X-MEN: THE SILVER AGE #1; WILDCATS ADVENTURES #1 and WILDCATS #1, as well as behind-the-scenes sketches, concept designs and variant covers in an oversize slipcase.

-“Absolute WildC.A.T.S. by Jim Lee”, Amazon
Dave Freeman

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SOURCES

Divine Right in Image Comics Database.
Wildcats: Divine Intervention #1 in Comic Vine.
Wildstorm in The Wildstorm Addiction Podcast.
Absolute WildC.A.T.S. by Jim Lee in Amazon.

Image Day Series: WILDC.A.T.s. Face The Kherubim/Daemonite War

IMAGE DAY SERIES

The WildC.A.T.s. AP Photo/Image Comics

IN CRISES

THE KHERUBIM/DAEMONITE WAR

You may have seen the TV show in the ’90s: Spartan, Grifter, Zealot, Warblade and Co. participate in a war between two alien races. In Season 1 Episode 6, Majestyk awakens from a stasis pod. He immediately assumes command of the WildC.A.T.s. to Spartan’s reluctance. He intends to oppose Helspont who seeks an orb that can conquer the universe.

Retro Rerun

VOLUME 1 COLLECTS THE KHERUBIM/DAEMONITE WAR

In ‘WildC.A.T.s’ (1992) #1, we are introduced to the Wild Covert Action Teams. AP Photo/Image Comics

Volume 1 collects the Kherubim/Daemonite war. Volume 1 collects the following issues:

  • WildC.A.T.S Covert Action Teams – Collects # 1-4
  • A Gathering of Eagles – Collects # 10-13
  • Homecoming – Collects # 21-27
  • Gang War – Collects # 28-34

Despite being an Image series, the series suffered from frequent delays. After September, the frequency would decrease and it would take at least two years in order to get on a monthly schedule.

The Alan Moore run suffered from the lack of a consistent artist and missed deadlines. Though it added some significant contribution to the mythos.

THE KHERUBIM

The Kherubim are human in appearance though they are stronger, more durable and virtually immortal. The downside is that Kheran are almost infertile and rarely produce offspring. However, Kheran do have the ability to produce offspring with other species, such as the existence of Kheran/human hybrids. Some Kheran are known are Lords and are more powerful, with abilities to manipulate energy and other psionic abilities.

Shapers are a subspecies of Kherans. They are shapeshifters and they are able to change their bodies into a mercury-like substance. The Titans are part of Kherubim society and are purple in appearance. They can increase or decrease their mass. They have large yellow horns on their backs. When they change their mass, they lose intelligence.

 

Many members of WildC.A.T.s. are Kherubim warriors.
Many members of WildC.A.T.s. are Kherubim warriors. AP Photo/Image Comics.

THE DAEMONITES

The Daemonites are reptilians from the planet Daemon that are capable of possessing host bodies. Daemonites need to possess someone in order to survive on a planet other than their native planet such as Earth. When a Daemonite possesses someone he has access to all the abilities the host has.

The Daemonite can change the host into its Daemonite form for a short period of time. Daemonites are near immortal. They have the ability to regenerate from injuries. The Daemonites are often drawn with sharp claws, sharp teeth and hunched. Though Daemonite Lords like Helspont look different.

A Daemonite. AP Photo/Image Comics.

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THE KHERUBIM/DAEMONITE WAR STARTED MILLENNIA AGO

In 'WildC.A.T.s' (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle. AP Photo/Image Comics

Millennia ago the Kherans came into contact with the Daemonites and a war erupted between both species. This war would last several centuries. A small group of Kherans and Daemonites would crashland on Earth and would inspire humanity with tales of gods, angels, demons and monsters. Their conflict would continue till the end of the 20th century, while in space the Kherans would go on to defeat the Daemonites. Kherans imposed heavy indemnities on the Daemonites and their society went bankrupt trying to pay them off. Khera allowed Daemonites to migrate to the more prosperous planet, but all Daemonites on Khera had to live in ghettos.

-“Kherubim,” Image Comics Database
Dave Freeman

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SOURCES

WildC.A.T.s in Image Comics Database.
THE WILDCATS: FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE WILD STORM in TC.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Comics Database.
Kherubim in Image Comics Database.

Image Day Series: Who Are The WILDC.A.T.s.?

IMAGE DAY SERIES

Dave Freeman

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

INTRO

You may have seen the TV show in the ’90s: Spartan, Grifter, Zealot, Warblade and Co. participate in a war between two alien races. The show was successful though it ended after Season 1. WILDC.A.T.s. was even made in a Super Nintendo video game.

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‘W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s.’ (1992) #1 SHOOK THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY

In ‘WildC.A.T.s’ (1992) #1, we are introduced to the Wild Covert Action Teams. AP Photo/Image Comics

Wildstorm was the dream of two childhood friends, artist Jim Lee and writer Brandon Choi. Early on, Lee worked for Marvel on projects like “Punisher War Journal” and “Uncanny X-Men.” His art got him notoriety and recognition.

Eventually, Lee quit Marvel and originally set up Homage Studio which would become “Wildstorm.” Then, Lee recruited his childhood friend, Brandon Choi and they would release their first comic “WildC.A.T’s: Covert Action Teams #1.”

WHO ARE THE W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s.?

Lee and Choi imagined the WildC.A.T.s. as a different brand of superheroes. The premise of the first issue was the millennial war between two alien races: the Kherubim and the Daemonites. Unfortunately, the war was transported to Earth and both races formed teams and organizations in order to eliminate each other.

The leader of the team was a Kherubim synthoid named Spartan. He recruited other Kherubim warriors such as Lord Emp, the Coda Warrior Zealot, the Kherubim Half Breed Maul, and Warblade who could change his body into weapons.

 

We are introduced to the concept of the Kherubim and Daemonites, two ancient alien races who have been at war for millennium and brought that war to earth thousands of years before. The Kherubim were immortal, very powerful, and human in appearance who breed with humans over the years creating super powered beings known as half-breeds in the process. The Daemonites are body snatchers by nature and inhabit key beings of power, such as their current leader Helspont who inhabits a powerful alien body. So by 1992 these two races had used Earth as a battleground and the war was ramping back up again. 

-“The WildCats: From The Beginning To The Wildstorm,” TC
Dave Freeman

VOLUME I

The first issues involved the WildC.A.T.s. fighting the threat of the Cabal. Four issues in, the WildC.A.T.s. had to face Rob Liefield’s Youngblood over the Daemonites having taken control of Vice President Dan Quayle. A modified Youngblood team took on Supreme in ‘Supreme’ (1992) #1.

The first crossover of the series was with Mark Silvestri’s “Cyber Force.” Two important characters were going to be introduced during Chris Claremont’s “the Gathering of Eagles”, who were Mister Majestic, the Superman analog, and Savant, Zealot’s sister. Alan Moore would take over the growing “Wildstorm” universe with issue #21.

In 'W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s.' (1994) #7, the W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s. meet Cyberforce for the first time.
Dave Freeman

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ALAN MOORE TAKES OVER ‘WILDC.A.T.s.’ IN VOLUME I

In 'WildC.A.T.s' (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle. AP Photo/Image Comics

In the ’90s, though he was sought after, comic writer Alan Moore refused to work for DC and Marvel and remained secretive. Instead, he decided to work for growing comic companies and small-scale projects.

He found his way to Liefeld’s Extreme Studios to work on Supreme and Youngblood but also released the still unfinished 1963 through Image. Moore’s run on WildC.A.T’s could have been one of the most satisfying super hero stories I’ve ever read but was marred by replacement artist after replacement artist.

-“The WildCats: From The Beginning To The Wildstorm,” TC

In the “Homecoming” storyline, the WildC.A.T.s. are stranded on Khera while Mister Majestic and Savant are on Earth and believe them dead. During the run, Mister Majestic becomes the leader of the WildC.A.T.s. on Earth.

Dave Freeman

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SOURCES

The Wildcats: From The Beginning To The Wildstorm in TC.
WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 in DC Database.
Cabal in Image Database.
WildC.A.T.s in Image Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Database.

Image Day: Making A Deal With Malebolgia, Spawn Is Reborn!

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IMAGE DAY

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn tells his origin story. Photo/Image Comics

IN IMAGE UNIVERSE

SPAWN MAKES A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL IN ORDER TO SEE WANDA

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn makes a deal with Malebolgia in order to save his wife Wanda in 1992. Five years ago, news report of the death of American hero Lt. Colonel Albert Simmons. He was most well known for having saved the life of the President of the United States. Apparently, his death was involved in covert CIA operations in Botswana. His wife Wanda Blake was shaken at the time and was seen in company of Martian Alexander.

Spawn tells his origin story: He recalls his love for Wanda, his hate for Jason Wynn and Malebolgia. He tells of his heroism and of how he got betrayed by his government, then, he remembers his death. Then Spawn speaks of his remembrance of Wanda, his wife. He remembers his desire to see her, and the deal he made with Malebolgia in order to see her again. Then, Al was reborn as a hellspawn.

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn tells his deal with Malebolgia in order to see Wanda again. Photo/Image Comics

HAUNTED BY AMNESIA, SPAWN SEEKS THE MAN WHO FRAMED HIM

Spawn feels powerful and feels his super powers can enable him to do anything. However, he is struggling to regain his memory. He tells of his deal with Malebolgia, exclaiming that the demon gave him super powers but robbed him of his memories.

Spawn is haunted by images of Wanda, but cannot seem to identify her. Spawn states she’ll remember him and says he is going to find Wanda. Then, he is going to find the man who framed him.

 

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, haunted by amnesia, Spawn seeks the man who framed him. AP Photo/Image Comics

SPAWN BEGINS HIS CRIME-FIGHTING CAREER

In an alley, Spawn arrives on the scene where a woman is being assaulted by four men. The woman is fighting against the men. Wanting to make the woman scream, one of the men draws out a knife. Then, he rips off her purple shirt. Seeing the danger, Spawn intervenes. Spawn tells the men to get out or they are all dead. One of the more muscular men recognizes Spawn as one of the recent Youngbloods. The man with the knife, decides to “carve me a super–“1 Spawn responds by throwing the man through a window. Then Spawn asks “now, who’s next?”1

One of the men wearing a pair of sunglasses responds with an expletive. Spawn responds with necroplasm magic that explodes the man’s sunglasses. All the men flee. Spawn is left with the woman and reassures her they are all gone. The woman says not to hurt him and that she would do anything. Then, Spawn is haunted again by images of Wanda that have plagued him since his deal with Malebolgia. Then, Spawn remembers his funeral.

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn throws a man through a window to save a woman’s life. AP Photo/Image Comics

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SPAWN REMOVES HIS SYMBIOTE AND DISCOVERS HE IS DEAD

Since making a deal with Malebolgia, Spawn has been suffering from amnesia. However, Spawn realizes he has a wife. Though, he does not remember her name nor the color of her eyes. Spawn regrets his crime-fighting and blames it on the symbiote he is wearing.

Though his deal with Malebolgia has led to Spawn’s rebirth, the last five years of his life have been taken away. Spawn believes he is alive but wonders why he can’t feel. Then, Spawn decides to take off the symbiote. He removes the mask and his left glove. Then, looking at his hand, he discovers he is dead. He exclaims “What am I?”1

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In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn removes his symbiote and discovers he is dead. AP Photo/Image Comics

SOURCES

Albert Simmons in Image Comics Database.
Spawn Vol 1 1 in Image Comics Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Spawn #1.

Image Day: In ‘The Satan Saga Wars’, Spawn Goes Through Hell To Rescue Wanda

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IMAGE DAY

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn triggers his symbiote to blow up Satan and Hell.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn triggers his symbiote to blow up Satan and Hell. AP Photo/Image Comics

IMAGE UNIVERSE

GOD FIGHTS SATAN IN HELL OVER WANDA’S AND HIS CHILD’S SOULS

In ‘Spawn’ #262, Spawn has reached the center of Hell after having fought its armies, in order to rescue Wanda’s soul. However, using his symbiote Spawn contacts God to Hell in order to fight Satan. God in his giant form, states Satan has violated the terms of their agreement. Each were supposed to stay in their domains.

Satan has trespassed. In his “arrogance and lust” to conquer the living and the dead, he has sought the soul of an innocent for a human sacrifice. God battles Satan. Both giants exchange mighty punches. Satan says God is the one trespassing and that something has tricked him. At the same time, he claims to know God’s true form.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn contacts God to come fight Satan in Hell.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn contacts God to come fight Satan in Hell. AP Photo/Image Comics

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SPAWN BATTLES SATAN AND HELLION TO SAVE WANDA AND THE CHILD

Spawn uses the battle between God and Satan as a distraction to save Wanda and the child. Wanda shouts to Spawn to not let them have the child. Then, the child glows with light. Spawn attacks Satan with a blast, then Satan punches him into rocks. Spawn responds with “animal-like viciousness”, slicing Satan’s left hand fingers with a necroplasmic sword.1

Then, Spawn saves Wanda. Satan orders Hellion to kill Spawn, Wanda, and the child since Hellion has the child. Spawn and Hellion trade punches. Then, Hellion blasts Spawn and Wanda. Spawn protects Wanda and both manage to evade the blast. Spawn uses his chains to choke Hellion. He manages to loosen Hellion’s grip. Then Wanda retrieves the child. Spawn carries Wanda and the child as they attempt their escape.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn cuts off Satan's finger to save Wanda from Satan's clutches.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn cuts off Satan’s finger to save Wanda from Satan’s clutches. AP Photo/Image Comics

AL (SPAWN) BREAKS HIS PROMISE TO WANDA AND SAVES HER AS SHE GOES TO HEAVEN WITH GOD

Al (Spawn) attempts to carry Wanda and the baby out of Hell. He says he has a plan to save them but only one of them can escape. It has to be Wanda. Wanda asks Al to set them down. She reveals to him that the baby is Spawn’s spirit. She returns the spirit to Al for him to be reborn. She asks Al to promise her to let her stay in Hell since she is dead and to be a hero on Earth who protects his children and all children. Al agrees.

Al turns back to God and Satan and asks to stop the fighting. Al breaks his promise to Wanda. He agrees to return the symbiote to Satan on the condition that Wanda can go to Heaven with God and he leaves Hell a free man. God, taking the form of a small man, agrees and so does Satan. God and Wanda head to Heaven as Al apparently leaves a free man. Satan asks Hellion to follow Al and kill him.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Al Simmons agrees to return the symbiote in exchange for Wanda's freedom to Heaven and his own freedom.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Al Simmons agrees to return the symbiote in exchange for Wanda’s freedom to Heaven and his own freedom. AP Photo/Image Comics

AL SIMMONS DETONATES HELL WITH HIS SYMBIOTE AND SEALS IT OFF FROM EARTH


SOURCES

Spawn Vol 1 262 in Image Comics Database.

  1. Spawn #262.

Image Day: Jenny Quantum Leads The Authority Against The Government Conspiracy Of Harry Bendix

DC DAY

In 'The Authority: Revolution' (2005) #4, Jenny Quantum saves members of the Authority from a  massive nuclear explosion triggered by the Doctor.
In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #4, the Authority fights Paul Revere and The Sons of Liberty in Washington D.C. Jenny Quantum saves members of the Authority from a nuclear explosion triggered by Fallout. Photo/DC Comics

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IN IMAGE COMICS

IN THE BATTLE AGAINST PAUL REVERE AND THE SONS OF LIBERTY, FALLOUT TRIGGERS AN ATOMIC EXPLOSION IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE

In ‘The Authority: Revolution’, the Authority is a victim of a government conspiracy. The Authority has taken over the U.S. government and Paul Revere leads a political militia called the Sons of Liberty oppose what they perceive as the Authority’s dictatorship.

The Sons of Liberty are a group of old patriotic superheroes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. They take orders from a mysterious man in a Helicarrier in the sky. In a bloody battle in front of the White House, the Authority fight the Sons of Liberty. As Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty are de-powered by the strange man in the heli-carrier, FallOut triggers an atomic explosion.

In 'The Authority: Revolution' (2005) #4, Jenny Quantum saves members of the Authority from a  massive nuclear explosion triggered by the Doctor.
In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #4, the Authority fights Paul Revere and The Sons of Liberty in Washington D.C. Jenny Quantum saves members of the Authority from a nuclear explosion triggered by Fallout. Photo/DC Comics

IN THE FALLOUT, THE AUTHORITY DISBANDS

In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ #5, the Authority is holding a meeting on the Carrier. They are discussing the possible security breaches that led to the nuclear fallout. Midnighter seeing a vision from future Apollo, decides to resign.

In some ways, he neglects the government conspiracy the Authority is victim to, and is afraid by Apollo’s future of totalitarian government created by the Authority.

In 'The Authority: Revolution' (2005) #5, Midnighter resigns from the Authority.
In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #5, Midnighter resigns from the Authority.

Midnighter argues that the Authority has lost its way. In the beginning, the Authority was created by Jenny Sparks in order to save the world. He blames recent events on their current leader, Jack Hawksmoor. Midnighter argues that the fact the Authority has taken over the U.S. government shows they have lost their neutrality: from heroes they have become dictators.

As Midnighter leaves, Jenny Quantum tells him she knows he did something to the Carrier before the fallout. In present day, Jack Hawksmoor make an announcement on the U.S. mass media: The Authority takes full responsibility for the nuclear explosion and disbands.

In 'The Authority: Revolution' (2005) #5, the Authority disbands as a result of the nuclear fallout at the White House.
In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #5, the Authority disbands as a result of the nuclear fallout at the White House. Photo/Image Comics

CHECK OUT THE STORY: IN A FIGHT FOR HUMAN EVOLUTION, SURVIVE OR DIE; WOLVERINE IS ON THE RUN FROM THE BROOD

JENNY QUANTUM UNCOVERS THE GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY FROM THE INFINITE CITY

In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ #7, after three years, Jenny Quantum is now eight years old and is getting a physical in New Washington. She complains that people keep treating her like a kid She returns home and draws the man she thins is responsible for the Doctor’s death. She visits the Garden of Ancestral Memory where all the previous Doctors go when they die. She finds out that Jeroen (the previous Doctor) and his “successor” are not there.1

As she returns home, she gets a visit from her future fourteen year old self. Jenny can’t identify whether the girl is Jenny Sparks or Jenny Quantum. She does agree to travel with her in order to find out. They travel to Infinite City which houses all the past Jenny Quantum. There, she finds out the man behind the government conspiracy who has been manipulating the Authority. His name is Henry Bendix. As Jenny comes back home, she realizes she is her fourteen year old self. Apollo is startled.

In 'The Authority: Revolution' (2005) #7, Jenny Quantum and her 14 year old self travel to Infinite City.
In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #7, Jenny Quantum and her fourteen year old self travel to Infinite City. Photo/Image Comics

JENNY QUANTUM LEADS THE AUTHORITY IN BATTLE AGAINST HENRY BENDIX

The Authority face the government conspiracy: Henry Bendix used the Rose Tattoo, the Spirit of Murder to seduce and kill the Doctor. In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ #12, Henry Bendix mind controls Midnighter to fight Jenny and the Authority. Jenny faces Midnighter in combat and The Engineer enters Midnighters brain and does micro-surgery with “a virus that wipes out any implant installed after the 20th century.”2

Before Midnighter was freed from mind-control, Bendix made him initiate the Carrier’s Suicide Protocol. Jenny has the current Doctor simulate her death as the Carrier explodes. Bendix attempts to transport Jenny’s naked body onboard only for the Authority to trace his location. A battle ensues at Bendix’s base. During the battle, the Rose Tattoo kisses Jenny who gets her first kiss, though the Doctor battles Rose Tattoo. Apollo decapitates Samson and Midnighter bloodily decapitates Henry Bendix because of Bendix’s government conspiracy. The Doctor turns the Rose Tattoo in the Spirit of Life who joins the Authority. The Authority claims Bendix’s base as their new base.

In 'The Authority: Revolution' (2005) #12, Midnighter viciously decapitates Henry Bendix.
In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #12, Midnighter bloodily decapitates Henry Bendix.

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #11, Henry Bendix mind controls Midnighter to turn him against the Authority.


SOURCES

The Authority in Image Comics Database.
The Authority: Revolution #4 in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Revolution #5 in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Revolution #7 in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Revolution #12 in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Revolution #11 in Comic Vine.

FOOTNOTES

  1. The Authority Revolution #7.
  2. The Authority Revolution #12.

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Image Day: In The Battle For Jenny Quantum, The Commander Beats Down And Rapes Apollo

IMAGE DAY

he Authority' (2000) #14, Storm-God blasts Apollo with an "ionized particle strike."
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, Storm-God blasts Apollo with an “ionized particle strike.” Photo/Image Comics

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT.

IN IMAGE COMICS

THE BIRTH OF JENNY QUANTUM, SPIRIT OF THE 21ST CENTURY

In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, the birth of Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century, attracts a conflict with the government-backed Super Powered Beings (S.P.B) team called the Americans. The threat of a government abuse of civil rights is all the more urgent faced with the draconian measures of The Authority. The Doctor, who is a member of The Authority warns them it would not be a good idea to kill Jenny Quantum.

The Americans tell The Doctor that they know what they are doing. They explain to The Doctor that Titan is blocking The Doctor’s link to his powers and propose that The Doctor kill Jenny Quantum. The Doctor refuses. Titan grabs a plane flying overhead and smashes The Doctor and Jenny Quantum. Suddenly, Jenny triggers an explosion in Singapore.

In 'The Authority' (2000) #14, the newborn infant Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century, triggers an explosion in Singapore.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, the newborn infant Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century, triggers an explosion in Singapore. Photo/Image Comics

CHECK OUT THE STORY: DOCTOR DOOM SETS THE TRAP AND STEALS THE SILVER SURFER’S POWER COSMIC.

THE COMMANDER BEATS DOWN AND RAPES APOLLO

Jenny Quantum’s attack leaves both of Titan’s legs blown up. The rest of The Authority shows up in order to take on The Americans. Apollo flies into Titan’s head and blows it up. The Authority in their violence and neglect for property, reveal the menace of the Ubermensch, the superman who acts without a moral code. During the battle, Storm-God zaps Apollo with an “ionized particle strike.”

The “ionized particle strike” ate up Apollo’s solar charge and Apollo is weakened. The Commander beats down on Apollo and proceeds to brutally rape him off panel. Jack tells The Doctor to enter Dreamtime with Jenny with another member of The Americans in pursuit. The Americans are called back to base. The Doctor comes back and tells The Authority that Jenny has been taken.

In 'The Authority' (2000) #14, The Commander beats down and brutally rapes Apollo.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, The Commander beats down and brutally rapes Apollo. Photo/Image Comics

MIDNIGHTER AVENGES APOLLO WITH A JACKHAMMER

In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, the superhuman arms race between the United States and the Soviets reminiscent of the Cold War, led to the creation of hangars, filled with superhumans. Swift arrives at The Hangar and with the help of Jenny Quantum, manages to infiltrate.

She asks Dr. Kirgstein, the creator of The Americans to join The Authority. He accepts. S.P.B teams are simultaneously attacking every major city on Earth and The Authority must defend them. They split up.

Midnighter takes on the team in Manhattan, Hawksmoor takes on the team on in Paris, The Doctor takes Moscow, The Engineer takes Beijing, and Apollo takes Washtington D.C. where he confronts the remnants of The Americans.

The Authority #16, Comic Vine
In 'The Authority' (2000) #16, Apollo incinerates The Americans with his laser vision.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, Apollo incinerates The Americans with his laser vision. Photo/Image Comics
In 'The Authority' (2000) #16, Apollo burns The Commander's legs from the waist down.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, Apollo burns The Commander’s legs from the waist down. Photo/Image Comics
In 'The Authority' (2000) #16, Midnighter avenges Apollo's rape by The Commander with a jackhammer.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, Midnighter avenges Apollo’s rape by The Commander with a jackhammer. Photo/Image Comics

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘The Authority’ #14,The Authority clashes with the government-backed Super Powered Beings The Americans over Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century.


SOURCES

The Authority #14 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #16 in Comic Vine.

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Image Day: Ethan Crane Gains Super Powers In ‘The Gospel According To Ethan Crane’

IMAGE DAY

In 'The Legend Of Supreme' (1994) #1, Supreme kills researchers at GeneTech World Headquarters in condemnation of genetic research.
In ‘The Legend Of Supreme’ (1994) #1, Supreme kills researchers at GeneTech World Headquarters in condemnation of genetic research. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN IMAGE UNIVERSE

ETHAN CRANE KILLS TWO MEN BECAUSE OF RAPE

In ‘The Legend Of Supreme’ (1994) #1, a reporter named Maxine Winslow investigates the “origin story” of Supreme and of how he gained his super powers. He was born Ethan Crane. In 1937, in St. Louis, Ethan Crane walks up to two men in a bar and accuses them of the rape of a 15 year-old girl.

Declining comments about religion and penance, Crane pulls up a gun and kills the two men. Walking into the street with the gun in his hand, he gets stopped by two police officers. Crane gets shot.

In 'The Legend Of Supreme' (1994) #1, Ethan Crane shots two men with a gun over the rape of a 15 year-old girl.
In ‘The Legend Of Supreme’ (1994) #1, Ethan Crane shots two men with a gun over the rape of a 15 year-old girl. Photo/Image Comics

ETHAN CRANE PARTICIPATES IN GOVERNMENT EXPERIMENT

Crane survives the shootings by the two police officers. However, he gets sentenced to life in prison for his crime. Maxine in her investigation interrogates Sophie, the 15 year-old that was raped by the two men Crane killed.

Sophie Miles reveals that in prison, Crane received the proposition to participate in a government experiment to enhance humans and grant them super powers. Crane accepted. One of the researchers on the project revealed to Maxine that Crane was the seventh of all the participants who were experimented on to grant them super powers. Crane actually died.

In 'The Legend Of Supreme' (1994) #1, Ethan Crane is the seventh participant in a government project to enhance humans.
In ‘The Legend Of Supreme’ (1994) #1, Ethan Crane is the seventh participant in a government project to enhance humans. Photo/Marvel Comics

SUPREME IS BORN AND LEAVES EARTH

Ethan Crane actually is reborn from the government experiment. In 1939, he reaches out to Maxine and sends her the manuscript of “The Gospel According To Ethan Crane” which details his life since being reborn and the manifestation of his super powers. “On The First Day”, in 1939, Crane finds sanctuary at Father Beam’s church.

Looking at the Cross, Crane has a religious experience that triggers his super powers. It is flight. Supreme is born. During an argument with Father Beam over Supreme’s killings of seven men, Supreme accidentally kills Father Beam. Supreme leaves Earth in anguish.

In 'The Legend Of Supreme' (1994) #3, Supreme leaves the Earth in anguish over his killing of Father Beam.
In ‘The Legend Of Supreme’ (1995) #3, Supreme leaves the Earth in anguish over his killing of Father Beam. Photo/Image Comics

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Supreme’ (1997) #49, Supreme and the Allies face the menace of Optilux.


SOURCES

The Legend of Supreme #1 in Comic Vine.
The Legend of Supreme #3 in Comic Vine.
Supreme #49 in Comic Vine.

FAN REACTION

How do fans feel about Supreme gaining super powers? Sound off in the comments.

Image Day: Spawn Learns About Necroplasm Magic

IMAGE DAY

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT ON MAGIC IN A FICTIONAL SETTING.

In 'Spawn' (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini.
In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini. Photo/Image Comics

IN ORIGINS

SPAWN

CIA FILES


THE HELLSPAWN

I was dead and went to Hell. In order to see my wife again, I made a deal with D. It turns out, I bargained more than I could hope for. I became a hellspawn.

Using CIA files, I tracked Wanda’s location. I found out she had re-married and had a daughter named Cyan. Then I got low.

A hellspawn I met, told me that I run on necroplasm magic, the juice that powers me. Once I get low, I must return to Hell.

I must learn to use my powers or else. What is necroplasm magic? A man showed up…


DATABASE FILES

In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini. Photo/Image Comics

I was chasing an assailant that triggered an explosion with a box of bottles. Then, this man showed up!

Sigh… Just what I was looking for? Someone to teach me about my powers!

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: IMAGE DAY: SUPREME.

In 'Spawn' (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic.
In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic. Photo/Image Comics

What is necroplasm magic? Well, it is based on the will’s ability to use extra-dimensional energies to alter perception. In this case, the hellspawn’s symbiote – the K7 suit – uses the energies of another dimension, Hell, to conjure magic, spells and even create objects!

The power to conjure and create objects is called manifestation.

Neat, huh?

Read on!

Necroplasm Magic: Other than the counter problems he had, the only limit to Spawn’s mystical ability was Spawn’s imagination. Having been able to conjure up a car key using his mystic energy, materialize a box of fine wine for his friends in the alley and even resurrect the dead at the cost of his necro meter.

‘Spawn’, Image Database
In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic. Photo/Image Comics

I tested the suit in battle. A total rush of adrenaline! A hellspawn!

In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Spawn tests his necroplasm magic in a fight with street thugs, until Harry Houdini puts an end to the fight.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Spawn tests his necroplasm magic in a fight with street thugs, until Harry Houdini puts an end to the fight. Photo/Image Comics

The evening ends with an invitation from Harry Houdini to an atomic bomb conference. What does that have to do with me?

In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini conjures two tickets to the Columbia University East-West Atomic Warfare Conference.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini conjures two tickets to the Columbia University East-West Atomic Warfare Conference. Photo/Image Comics

Well, I still have to stop that kid that bombed me earlier!

Visit ‘Spawn’ at Image Database.


SOURCES

Albert Simmons in the Image Database.
Spawn Vol 1 19 in the Image Database.

FAN REACTION

How do fans feel about necroplasm magic? Comment below.