Cover Vanguard Vol.2 Strange Visitors #1

Vanguard: Strange Visitors #1

October 1996
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: Sanitized for your protection
Scot Eaton & Erik Larsen: Cover
Reuben Rude & I.H.O.C.: Cover Colors

Heroes

Vanguard
Wally

Guest Heroes

Full Bleed
Pitt (Disguise Only)

Supporting Characters

Lurch
Roxanne Wells
Vivienne Wells (First Appearance)
Robert Wells (First Appearance)
Neil (an astronaut)

Villains

Modem
Amok (First Appearance)

Unofficial Guest Stars

Star Trek
Mr. Spock (Image)
Marvel
The Thing (Disguise Only)
Peanuts
Charlie Brown (Disguise Only)

Summary

The shape-shifting Lurch is discovered to have gone missing again. Vanguard locates him wandering the streets of Chicago, trying to remain hidden so that he can start a life away from the ’slavery’ he normally remains in. Once the Morphling is safely locked up on the orbiting starship, his mind is wiped clean to its original form.

A shuttle crew head into space to repair the satellite that was disabled in order to contain Modem. Vanguard quickly flies into action and destroys the antenna that would have allowed the villainess to escape and wreak havoc on Earth. The alien returns home, but the astronauts try to salvage something from their mission and pick up a floating pod.

News reporter Roxanne Wells takes her extraterrestrial boyfriend to meet her parents for dinner, but her father is disgusted at the relationship and the evening is cancelled.

Meanwhile, aboard the space shuttle, the recovered pod is torn open from within by an immensely powerful being. He then causes massive systems failure and the vessel crashes back down to the planet on its return trip home. The site of the crash is at Cape Canaveral and the recently liberated alien being walks out of the wreckage. Vanguard teleports down to investigate and is immediately punched back by the wild being…