|Spectre Issue #12: N'astirh Intro; Brick Abducted|
|Spectre's Character Sheet||
Spectre sleeps in to help him heal from his injuries and takes
some personal time to train. After
receiving a message from Monica (Starlight), he returns her call.
Informing Spectre that his new suit of Unstable Molecules is
finished, she drops by his apartment to deliver it.
After some small talk about their alter ego lifestyles, Spectre
suggests that the two of them team up for a few patrols some week.
She informs him that she isn’t interested in Spectre anymore,
only Morgan. Monica also
tells Spectre of an odd series of crimes dealing with missing people and
on-line information theft before she leaves for yet another photo shoot.
Some time later, Spectre meets up with Brick and the two begin to
patrol and talk about how Brick can expand his powers.
The two are interrupted as a large techno-organic demon assaults
them. The demon identifies
himself as N’astirh, and attacks the heroes.
Brick quickly learns that not only can the demon brush off his
strength, but his circuitry can sap the life from him as well.
Spectre using a telekinetic force field, saves Brick and
continues the battle. N’astirh
displays several different types of powers, including the nullification
of Spectre’s telekinesis. Just
when it seems N’astirh is on the ropes, he manages the sap the life
force from Brick, healing himself.
After receiving yet more punishment from Spectre, and with
Spectre regaining his telekinesis, N’astirh retreats through a portal,
taking the unconscious Brick with him.
Spectre follows and finds himself in a hellish landscape of blood
red skies and only a small suspended path holding him up from oblivion. Spectre notices the circles (discs) of light suspended
everywhere and sees N’astirh quite some distance ahead of him on the
trail. Spectre pursues and
launches a long distance assault against the demon.
N’astirh responds by destroying the path, forcing Spectre to
rely on his telekinesis for flight.
Then N’astirh nullifies all of Spectre’s powers, sending him
falling into the oblivion. As
he falls, Spectre passes through one of the circles of light, and due to
his hindrance towards light, finds himself blacking out as he falls...