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Image Day: 5 Reasons Why Mister Majestic Is The WildC.A.T.s.’ Leader And 5 Why It’s Spartan

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

James Robinson


Penciler(s)

Rich Johnon


Colorist(s)

Gina Going


Cover

Jim Lee


Publisher

Wildstorm


Publication Date

December, 2005

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In the Wildstorm universe, the WildC.A.T.s. are the Earth’s original super-team. Previously, assembled as Team One, they have gone through multiple incarnations. In their different versions, two members have remained providing the team leadership in times of crisis: Spartan and Mister Majestic.

Let’s list five reasons why Mister Majestic is the team’s natural leader and five reasons why Spartan is their original leader.

10. JOHN COLT LED THE ORIGINAL TEAM ONE

In Team One: WildC.A.T.s. (1995), the U.S. government recruits John Colt, Mister Majestic, Regiment, Mason, Think Tank, Isaiah King and Slay as Team One. Their objective is to fight Daemonites as Unidentified Life-Forms (ULFs). During their first mission, Colt leads an untrained Team One against Helspont and his cult. Disastrously, they fail to stop the launch of a missile silo on New York City. Though Colt failed in his leadership, he remained the team’s leader when WildC.A.T.s. assembled.

9. ORIGINALLY, MISTER MAJESTIC WAS A NOBLE WARRIOR

In Team One: WildC.A.T.s. (1995), the U.S. government recruits Kherubim warriors Mister Majestic and John Colt, who would be resurrected after his death as Spartan. Originally, the government recruits Mister Majestic because he is a superhero. As a noble Kherubim warrior he believes in helping people and saving lives. Though he is also a warrior who lives by a code.

8. SPARTAN BECAME THE LEADER OF THE WILDC.A.T.s.

When the Kherubim-Daemonite war erupted, Spartan assembled the WildC.A.T.s. In WildC.A.T.s.: Covert Action Teams (1992) #1, Spartan led the team in an explosive issue against the Cabal. As a synthoid created from John Colt, Spartan was the team’s logical choice to lead on covert missions. Though he continued to doubt his legitimacy over his android nature.

7. MISTER MAJESTIC HELPS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

In WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1994) #11, Savant recruits Mister Majestic to the WildC.A.T.s. When the team is attacked by Troika, Savant travels to the Arctic. There, at Mister Majestic’s energy barrier, she asks to meet him to help Zealot. In order to help his friend Zealot and his daughter Savant, Mister Majestic joins the team after some hesitation about his past failures.

 

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6. SPARTAN’S PAST ROMANCES CONFLICT HIM

Because Spartan has gone through multiple upgrades, he has trouble understanding human emotion. In Gang War, the original WildC.A.T.s. return to Earth. There, they find that Mister Majestic has become the Earth-team’s leader. Also, Spartan has to deal with his identity and finding out who he really is.

5. MISTER MAJESTIC FOLLOWS A WARRIOR CODE

In Gang War, Mister Majestic emerges as the team’s leader. At the start of WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #28, Spartan refuses to accompany Ladytron and Condition Red to the local bar. In fact, we learn his warrior code prevents him from engaging in sexual activity. In World’s End, we see that circumstances can allow him to seek companionship in order to continue the Kheran race.

4. SPARTAN’S BIO-ANDROID BODY IS MORE INTELLIGENT

Certainly, as a synthoid, Spartan possesses a highly advanced bio-android body. Among his many abilities is technopathy. In WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #6, Spartan is able to use his android mind to reconstruct a fight from heat signatures left by the combatants. Later, he uses repurposed tehnology to invent HALO cars that run on infinite battery. Visit  Wildstorm Universe ’97 (1996) #1 for the source book file on his powers.

 

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3. MISTER MAJESTIC IS MORE POWERFUL

Powerfully, Mister Majestic is the WildC.A.T.s.’ most powerful member. Indeed, he has tussled with Captain Atom, Helspont and even Electric Blue Superman. In Gang War, the poster boy incinerates Kaizen and Tao with his eyebeams with a kill count of two villIains and six zombots.

2. SPARTAN USES LETHAL VIOLENCE AS THE LAST RESORT

Perhaps, one of Spartan’s greatest quality is his logical mind and his ability to debate difficult questions. In Captain Atom: Armageddon, the WildC.A.T.s. and the Authority debate over whether to kill Captain Atom. Since he comes from a parallel universe, their computer simulations have determined that his nuclear powers can start a chain reaction that will destroy the Wildstorm universe. But Spartan cautions the Authority over taking any lethal action without additional information.

1. MISTER MAJESTIC SOLVES CRISES

Really, Mister Majestic is the WildC.A.T.s.’ natural leader. When Captain Atom arrived in the Wildstorm universe, he looked to Mister Majestic for help and understanding. In the last issue, Mister Majestic may not have saved the universe, but his timely arrival on the Carrier saved Captain Atom from the Authority.

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LINKS

WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Comics Database.
Wildstorm Universe ’97 Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
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Image Day: In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s,’ The Mister Majestic/Helspont Rivalry Begins

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s.' (1995) #2, Mr. Majestic withstands a blast to the chest from Helspont.
 

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IMAGE DAY

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.

CHECK OUT THE STORY: 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 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.