Freakforce1vol2.jpgFREAK FORCE #1 (Of 3)

April 1997

22 Pages

NOTE: This mini-series takes place between SAVAGE DRAGON #’s 38 and 39

CREDITS

Erik Larsen: Creator & Writer & Editor

Eric Stephenson: Co-Scripter

Andy Kuhn: Pencils

Howard Shum: Inks

Chris Eliopoulos: Letters

I.H.O.C.: Colors
- Reuben Rude
- Abel Mouton
- Bill Zindel
- Lea Rude
- John Zaia
- Jose Arenas

Andy Kuhn: Cover Inks

Kell-O-Graphics: Film Output

Garrett Chin: Assistant Editor

Josh Eichorn: Butt Pirate

HEROES

Freak Force
- Dart
- Barbaric
- Horridus
- Mighty Man II
- Rapture
- Ricochet
- SuperPatriot

Justice
Star III (First Appearance) (Out of Costume)

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Jerry Rivers

Peter Klaptin

VILLAINS

The Frightening Force (First Appearance)
- Chelsea Nirvana (Joins)
- Bludgeon II (Joins)
- Fever (Joins)
- Inferno (Joins)
- The Inhabiter (Joins)
- Mako (Joins)
- Negate (Joins)
- Roughneck (Joins)

BulkHead (First Appearance)
Dr. Nirvana (No Id)
Ultimatum

Past:-

Chelsea Nirvana
The Inhabiter
Dr. Nirvana (Comatose)

SUMMARY

Months ago in Hillman Hospital, Chelsea Nirvana pays a visit to her comatose father where she begins to talk to the unconscious man. Dr. Nirvana had always wanted a boy to carry on his legacy and due to a strange twist of fate; Chelsea has been transformed into a younger version of him. She injects Dr. Nirvana with a poison of his own creation called Solution-X that is untraceable. With her redundant parent out of the way, Chelsea leaves with the Inhabiter to start her life over.

In the present, Chelsea wears a new battle-suit and leads her new team of villains called the Frightening Force through a training session. Bludgeon had remained loyal to her as Chelsea had saved his life by transforming him from a drug addict when she had Johnny Redbeard’s abilities. The rest of the team had been recruited after hearing about Chelsea’s ultimate goal to annihilate Freak Force. They defeat a monstrous super-freak before Negate removes his powers and Chelsea shoots him dead. Sometime later, an armored man visits the scene and begins a hunt for Chelsea…

At the Donut-A-Rama headquarters of Freak Force, Rapture and Horridus watch an episode of The Jerry Rivers Show. This edition will feature an interview with Joey Finkleberry who is now twelve years old and has been locked up in Stronghold Penitentiary for a couple of years now, even since he surrendered to the authorities for causing mass death and destruction. Dart does not approve of this choice of viewing but she is preoccupied with worries about Freak Force’s money issues.

Barbaric and Ricochet arrive to inform all of their teammates that they are expecting their first child. Rapture congratulates the couple but warns them about the dangers of giving birth to a super-powered baby after her own child died shortly after birth. The rest of the team are concerned but they all give their best wishes. Barbaric suggests that they could always track down Negate and have him remove any abilities that their offspring possesses.

A phone call from Dragon is then received as he requests Freak Force’s assistance in dealing with a disturbance as he is busy at present. The team go up against a dangerous villain called BulkHead who had flown into Chicago specifically confront Dragon. They soon defeat their opponent and are congratulated by a watching Peter Klaptin. He has a business proposal for them and takes them to a mansion that he offers to them as their new headquarters. Peter would like to fund the team but only if Star can be installed as leader and this proposal is accepted. Dart is annoyed by her teammates’ decision and departs with Justice.

Inside the Stronghold Penitentiary, Ultimatum demands to be let out of his cell but he is shocked with electricity by the guards. Meanwhile, the Frightening Force prepares to carry out their revenge plan and stalk Donut-A-Rama before tearing into the building. They are disappointed to discover that their targets seem to have moved on. The Inhabiter comes across a business card that mentions Freak Force’s change of address and rallies up his teammates to move their assault to this new location…