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

 

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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 “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

In 'WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams' (1997) #34, Mister Majestic incinerates Tao after surviving Ladytron going nuclear.
 

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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.