Vanguard: Strange Visitors #44-vanguard-strange-vi.jpg


January 1997

22 Pages

CREDITS

Gary Carlson: Writer / Co-Creator

Scot Eaton: Penciller

Bill Anderson: Inker

Chris Eliopoulos: Letterer

Erik Larsen: Editor / Co-Creator

Garrett Chin: Chief Executive

Josh Eichorn: Town Drunk

Scot Eaton & Erik Larsen: Cover

Reuben Rude & I.H.O.C.: Cover Colors

HEROES

Vanguard
Wally

Dragon

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

Star II

GUEST HEROES

Hot Led Ink

WildStar

Extreme

Supreme II
Glory

Badrock

TMP

Tremor

WildStorm

The Wildcats
- Spartan
- Maul
- Warblade
- Mr. Majestic

Fuji

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Roxanne Wells
Vivienne Wells
Robert Wells
The Morphlings

VILLAINS

Amok

SUMMARY

Before the hero can be executed, Supreme arrives on the scene and punches his foe back. Surprisingly though, Amok merely takes the blow and pummels the world's most powerful superhero out of orbit and into deep space. This action called for desperate measures and Wally quickly teleports the injured Roxanne Wells to her parents' home to recover before gathering numerous super-strenghed heroes.

Vanguard leads the assembled powerhouses into battle but soon realizes that nothing any of them can do will bring down their opponent. Wally comes up with the idea of using the Morphlings as possible Radan survivors to plea with their brethren, but Amok sees through the ruse immediately and tears apart the android shape-shifters.

Drastic measures are required and Vanguard forces his robotic companion to attempt a lobotomy on the murderous Amok. He reluctantly subjects his enemy with pulses to destroy his brainwaves and finds himself communicating with the rampaging being properly for the first time. Wally realizes that nothing could be said to persuade his foe into giving up his quest for blood, and continues the brain surgery. The return of Supreme worsens events by punching the robot from the mammoth alien, the severing of the circuitry killing his enemy.

The gathered heroes breath a sigh of relief and Wally begins to send them all home. Roxanne Wells mourns Amok's death as he only became a murderer after his entire race was slaughtered. Her parents finally warm completely to her new boyfriend, in no small part because Vanguard saved not only their daughter's life, but that of every human on Earth.