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

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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
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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.

Feat: Mr. Majestic, ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s.’ #2

MR. MAJESTIC (LORD MAJESTROS OF KHERA)
WILDSTORM UNIVERSE

In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s.’ (1995) #2, Mr. Majestic performs a durability feat. The story is told of the first encounter between the future WildC.A.T.s members and the Daemonite Helspont. During the mission, Mr. Majestic takes a blast to the chest from Helspont.

How much durability does it take to withstand a blast to the chest from Helspont?

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s.' (1995) #2, Mr. Majestic tanks a blast to the chest from Helspont.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s.’ (1995) #2, Mr. Majestic performs a durability feat. Mr. Majestic withstands a blast to the chest from Helspont. Wildstorm Comics

MR. MAJESTIC WITHSTOOD A BLAST TO THE CHEST FROM HELSPONT AND KEPT FIGHTING.

MR. MAJESTIC GENERATED 2*10^32 JOULES, EQUIVALENT TO THE ENERGY OF THE GRAVITATIONAL BINDING ENERGY OF EARTH CAPABLE OF DESTROYING THE EARTH.

DURABILITY FEAT:

PLANETARY

                       

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SOURCES

Team One: WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Helspont (Wildstorm) in VS Battles Wiki.

Super Power: Spartan’s Technopathy

SUPER POWER

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IN WILDSTORM COMICS

The WildC.A.T.s

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

In ‘WildC.A.T.s’ (1992) #1, we are introduced to Spartan and the WildC.A.T.s which stands for Wild Covert Action Teams. The team consists of Spartan its leader, Ladytron, Zealot, Warblade, Voodoo, Maul, Grifter, Backlash and Nemesis. The team was put together in order to combat the threat of the Daemonites.

Read on!

In galactic history, there was a colossal conflict between two races, the monstrous Daemonites and the humanoid Kherubim. Two ships, one piloted by each of these races, crashed on Earth after a dogfight between the two, and the aliens attempted to integrate with the natives. In recent times, the Kheran Lord Emp formed a Covert Action Team to fight against Daemonite activities on Earth.

Wildcats (Wildstorm Universe), DC Database

Early on, the WildC.A.T.s’ enemies were the Daemonite Lords Helspont and Hightower. They also have allies such as the Kherubim hero Mr. Majestic, Savant and Huntsman.

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SPARTAN’S ORIGIN STORY AND HIS BIO-ANDROID BODY

In 'Wildstorm Universe' (1996) #1, we find the source file for the Kherubim superhero named Spartan.
In ‘Wildstorm Universe ’97’ (1996) #1, we find the source book file for the Kherubim superhero named Spartan. Photo/Wildstorm Comics

Spartan was born Yohn Kol, a Kherubim and a member of the Pantheon class on Khera. Yohn was trained as a warrior from the time of his birth. He was well respected as a war lord and the Spartan Guards were created in his honor.

Yohn’s ship crash landed on Earth during the war between the Kherubim and the Daemonites. To blend in, Yohn adopted the name John Colt and served the U.S. army as a super soldier. His superior Kherubim physiology did not grant him the super powers of Mr. Majestic, being mainly an above average human. Becoming a super soldier, Spartan eventually joined Team One.

During a missile attack by the Daemonite Helspont, John sacrificed himself by ordering Mr Majestic to use his laser vision on him and the Daemonites surrounding him. John apparently died in the effort.

John survived, however, thanks to the efforts of Emp. Emp copied Spartan’s personality and memories and downloaded it into Spartan’s bio-android body. In the 1990s, Emp would start the team known as the WildC.A.T.s with Spartan as its leader.

Read on!

Powers

Bio-Android Body: As a bio-synthetic humanoid, Spartan has been upgraded several times. Spartan is made from highly advanced Kherubim technology and is possibly one of the most sophisticated machines in the universe.

Yohn Kohl (Wildstorm Universe

SPARTAN’S TECHNOPATHY

Spartan’s bio-android body grants him the ability to interface with technology. He is able to wirelessly connect to computer systems and alter them.

Read on!

Technopathy: Spartan could wirelessly connect with any computer system and bend it to his will. He could even link up to telephone lines and answer phone calls or radio transmissions via WiFi in his networking. After the world’s end event, Spartan’s interfacing ability was largely diminished now he could only make machine contact with telephone and radio transmissions and could only control the few remaining Spartan guards which survived Armageddon.

Wildcats (Wildstorm Universe), DC Database

Spartan’s bio-android body allows him use in different intel situations such as the ability to reconstruct fight scenes1 or in combat situations such as the ability to calculate an opponent’s speed, precise location and point of impact.2


SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: SPARTAN RECREATES THE ENTIRE FIGHT BETWEEN WARBLADE AND MISERY USING THERMAL VISION

In 'WILDC.A.T.S Covert Action Team #6' (1993), Spartan recreates an entire fight using thermal signatures.
In ‘WILDC.A.T.S Covert Action Team #6’ (1993), Spartan recreates the entire fight between Warblade and Misery using thermal vision. Photo/Wildstorm Comics

SOURCES

Yohn Kohl (Wildstorm Universe) in DC Database.
Wildstorm Universe ’97 Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

1. WILDC.A.T.S Covert Action Team #6
2. WildC.A.T.s #7


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