It’s finally come down to this! Starlett and Red Sinner will finally make their move against the blackmail team of VoxPop 2.0 and the Hometown Hero. After all that Starlett endured these past few issues, she will finally be able to free herself from their clutches.
But will they be able to bring the duo to justice?
For the past few issues, Starlett has been blackmailed by the two-man team of the Hometown Hero and his tech partner, VoxPop 2.0. This blackmailing has resulted in her breaking up with her boyfriend, John Battle, as well as forcing her to change patrol schedules, change her civilian work schedule, and even forcing her to resort to wearing her original flirtatious outfit.
And while Starlett has been been spending her time with the Hometown Hero, risking her life as he simply watches her take on the criminal element, she also knows that his partner is always watching her digitally, tracking her every movement online. Worse yet, she does not know who this partner really is, or that he has a connection to her from a decade ago.
While she has employed the help of Red Sinner to identify and put this duo to an end, the Hometown Hero has been busy himself, doing everything he can to further integrate himself into every part of Starlett’s life, including her work with Major Cross and Project Mycroft.
Not to mention making more changes to Starlett’s attire with the help of a local tailor…
Meanwhile, VoxPop 2.0 has his concerns after the warning in the last issue by his patron and he is trying to secure his own exit.
But will he need it? And would he be able to escape what is clearly coming for him?
“Future’s Guardian” #23 will be online on Friday, March 25th.
The tribulations of Starlett continue, as the Hometown Hero and VoxPop 2.0 make the vigilante’s life more and more difficult. Boundaries are blurred as the blackmailing duo continue to break down Starlett’s personal and vigilante roles.
With John Battle out of the picture, who can Starlett turn to for help?
Meanwhile, Red Sinner is unable to track down VoxPop. Can Cassie Dare somehow do what Red Sinner cannot?
It’s not easy for heroes to keep two lives. Either they wear masks as heroes to protect their civilian identity, or they wear disguises in their civilian identity to keep people from identifying them as heroes.
Think about Galatea Future. For most of her life before she went to the world of Champions Online, she really didn’t have a secret identity, because she didn’t have a personal life outside of who she was as a hero. Yes, in those early years in “The City”, she had a secret identity as a tailor apprentice, but that ended up being scuttled when she disappeared for five years and her civilian identity was presumed killed. After that, she was simply “Galatea” That’s what that whole universe knew her as.. Then, after she arrived in the world of the Champions, she was given a new civilian identity of Athena Rose Fairmore, but even that is a disguise for who she really is.
In fact, as we see in this preview of “Future’s Guardian” #22, Galatea’s civilian identity as a bestselling writer reaches new levels as she goes from pure fiction to crime drama.
Then there is Starlett. A former movie stunt-actor turned vigilante, Dee Risk tries to balance her personal live as a club DJ with her vigilante life as the sword-wielding Starlett. In this case, Starlett is Dee’s disguise.
But, just like the character in Athena’s latest book, Dee’s secret identity as Starlett was discovered by the wrong people, and they are using that to control her. And in this scene, that includes showing up at her civilian job in Club Caprice…
It’s clear that lines are being crossed, but how long will this go on, and to what extent will she be pushed?
Plus, we get another look at a certain “mad scientist” from Issue 21 and his creation.
What is going on with him? And how does this affect Galatea Future?
You’re just going to have to wait and see…
“Future’s Guardian” #22 will be going online on “Black Friday”, November 26th.
It’s Halloween weekend, and we here at Battlerock Comics would like to share in the scary festivities with a look at comics past.
CITY OF HEROES
Our first venture involves a hero who isn’t a witch in the beginning, but later learned by some of the best.
Courtney Hart started as a frumpy teenager who got her hands on a cursed spellbook and became locked into being eternally beautiful and with fire-based superpowers. She adopted the codename Coeur Du Feu(or “Heart of Fire”).
As a member of the Guardians of the Dawn, Courtney earned the respect of both her fellow heroes and also some of the more powerful mystical members.
In her debut in “Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight” #9, Courtney went toe-to-toe with The Cabal, the biggest collection of witches and wizards in the world of the City of Heroes to retrieve a cursed object before it could kill the one that possessed it.
Eventually her powers would develop to where she would need to train with the famed Stonehenge Coven, the premiere coven on the planet.
In “The Guardian Powers” #9, we are introduced to Tessa Romanna, the mother of the teenage Pyrogurl. Even though she’s now an executive with Hero Corps, Tessa is still someone that you do not want to cross when it comes to her daughter.
For years, Starlett was able to keep her dual life as a club dee-jay and as a vigilante separate.
But now, two people with grudges against her and against John Battle have found out her secret. And now they plan on using it to get her do to their bidding. Can she and her associate Red Sinner stop them? Or will she be forced to do something that will end her relationship with John?
Also, what happened to that stolen data about Galatea Future? Why is SpiralCross so obsessed about it? And who ended up with that data? Find out!
This is a dramatic audio scene from “Future’s Guardian” #21 that first aired on Dawn Radio as part of DawnCon VII. And now you’ll get to hear it as well. Make sure your speakers are turned on and get ready to experience a vigilante interrogating someone that you’ve all wanted to hear get it.
With Galatea’s multiverse past revealed to the United Nations Security Council, it’s time for Galatea to reveal just how powerful she is now, and how powerful she was before arriving in the universe of Champions. But with those revelations come secrets that Galatea has been hiding all this time.
Just how powerful was Galatea as a god-level incarnate?
Previously, Twelve and Synn had ended up in Millennium City, in the world of Champions Online, after narrowly escaping certain doom in the world of City of Heroes (with a little help from Furia Powers). Their first stop, though, was at Witt Energy Research Center, where Twelve liberated an unstable crystal. Soon afterward, they’re spotted by our Guardian hero, who intercepts them. Then the Witt Energy security people arrive and Twelve is mysteriously teleported away.
Twelve encounters Judge Nineteen, who orders Twelve to take him back to a place called “Tombstone Zero”. Twelve, however, has no idea what the judge is talking about, but he is willing to help Nineteen get his own navix device back. Meanwhile, Galatea and Synn are “invited” to meet with Professor Emil Witt.
It should be noted that these events take place prior to “Future’s Guardian” #18. In fact, they’re referenced a few times in Issue #19. And in “The Crucible” #38, Galatea discovers that Witt himself has something to do with some of her past adventures.
What an incredible multiverse these comic creators have woven!
Check out more about Watcher Twelve and Synnamon Kitten in the back issues of “The Crucible” at www.CoxComics.com.
Galatea Future has kept the truth about her origins a secret for almost a decade. A secret that was shared with only a very small group of people. And for a good reason. Because there are people like Captain Lynch who treat all extra-dimensional beings as threats. And Lynch just discovered Galatea’s little secret and has ordered her detained.
What can Galatea’s friends and allies do to help her? Or are they next to be detained?