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.
As members of the private Crey Police Force discovered the hard way.
Our own Galatea Powers is far from mystical, but she certainly had her share of nightmares in “The Guardian Powers” #10.
In what was aptly titled “Galatea’s Bad Day”, our favorite superhero started her day with an Armageddon nightmare, followed by a siege involving a minor deity…
… to the reanimated flesh-monsters known as the Vahzilok…
… to the creator of the zombies himself, Doctor Vahzilok…
… to what could only be described as a “ghost” of her own deceased father from another universe.
And that wasn’t even all that she faced that day.
Of course in the world of Champions Online, there are plenty of mystical forces as well.
In “Future’s Guardian” #5, we are introduced to Elite Ice, a young ice-based mystic who lives up to the arrogance of her name.
Of course she does end up delivering what she promises.
Finally, of course, we have our “Reaper of Evil” himself… Penitence.
In the debut issue of “Battlerock Comics Presents” #1, we are introduced to the man who is not alive but also not dead as he tries to sit out the annual Blood Moon event.
But, of course, he is called into action, and he is forced to unleash his ultimate power.
One has to wonder what else will await our heroes… and not-so-heroes… during this season of witches and zombies and monsters.
Happy Halloween from Battlerock Comics!