|Spectre Issues #5-6: Abduction Storyline|
|Spectre's Character Sheet||
After hearing the news that authorities believed it was Iceman
who broke Strobe out of jail just hours before she was to be shipped to
the Vault, Spectre decided to go on patrol in hopes of running into one
of them. After a few hours,
Spectre spotted several men unloading cargo from several different ships
into three trucks. Upon
closer inspection, it seemed that it was Iceman who was the ringleader
of this operation. Spectre
approached Iceman only to discover it was a villainous mercenary who
named himself Frostbite. After
a hard fought battle, in which Spectre had barely defeated Frostbite,
Spectre was struck down by Strobe.
Spectre awoke in an interrogation room a day later, in which
Frostbite revealed that he had rescued Strobe, and that she was running
this operation to pay him back. He
then told Spectre that she had kept Frostbite from killing him, so she
owed him another favor. Frostbite
turned on Strobe and told Spectre that he was to deliver the cargo out
of New York and up to Canada, or he would kill Strobe. Spectre reluctantly agreed.
Frostbite also warned him that Spider-Man and Daredevil had both
been snooping around the operation at different stages and to be wary of
them; any resistance would result in Strobe’s death.
Spectre knew he was being watched as he drove through New York,
but was pretty certain that no one else would interfere. He was glad when they left New York city, that was until
webbing covered the front windshield...
As Spectre stopped the truck and looked outside, he saw
Spider-Man relaxed halfway up a telephone pole. The suburbs being the last place Spectre thought he would see
Spidey; the two of them began to fight.
During the fight, Spider-Man rolled all three trucks on their
side. Spider-Man defeated
Spectre, and as he was tying him to the telephone pole, Spectre
explained that Strobe’s life hung in the balance, and that this battle
has jeopardized her existence. After
the explanation, Spidey and Spectre rushed back to the warehouse to make
certain no harm had come to Strobe.
When the two heroes arrived, they found the warehouse empty
except for Strobe tied to a chair and a pile of dead bodies behind her.
Meanwhile, back where the trucks were, an ominous shadow ordered
six men to right the trucks and drive them away.
Establishing mental contact with Strobe, Spectre learned that she
had a power neutralizer on her arm, and that if they disturbed the
pressure plate under the chair, the warehouse would blow up.
Spidey told Spectre to find Frostbite while he removed the
neutralizer via webbing, allowing Strobe to phase through the blast.
All Spectre found was a trail of dead bodies, but no sign of
Frostbite. After Strobe was saved and Spider-Man went on his way, Strobe
informed Spectre that she was going back to Nebraska to visit her
parents and find herself. Strobe
assured him that if he saw her again, they would be on the same side.