|Spectre Issue #7: Lightstar Intro|
|Spectre's Character Sheet||
Morgan continued with his life after the last few weeks had left
him shaken. He noticed the
exploits of a hero named Lightstar, who seemed to be basking in the
media glory of being a hero. Spouting
phrases to children like “eat your vitamins” and “do your
homework”, Lightstar was obviously marketing himself as the next hot
thing. While working at the bank, Morgan got an up-close look at
Lightstar, as he and his agent came in to open a new business account.
Noticing Lightstar’s flamboyant mannerisms and eagerness to
pose for a picture, Spectre instantly disliked him.
Later that evening, the two met up while on patrol.
Not getting along at first, the two came to an uneasy truce and
each went on their way. While
talking on the phone to Monica (Strobe), Morgan was trying to find a way
to allow Strobe to return as a heroine, rather than being hunted for her
past crimes. He proposed
the idea of her doing something similar to Lightstar, becoming a public
icon, that way she was sure to be accepted, even if the truth slipped
out about her past identity. Spectre
met Lightstar the next night and brought the idea up to him and his
agent. His agent, Larry,
loved the idea and the next night the four of them met.
After the meeting, the three heroes were on their way home when
they encountered a large, black, winged creature calling himself Black
Dragon. He was escorting
several trucks to a warehouse. Upon
investigating the situation, the three realized that Black Dragon and
his men were trafficking drugs. A
fight erupted, and Lightstar called his agent.
Soon, reporters and cameramen were there filming the whole event.
Black Dragon used this to his advantage and had his henchmen
attack the media vans with their sub-machineguns.
When defeat looking imminent, Black Dragon quickly retreated.
Lightstar tried to show Spectre off to the hungry media, but
Spectre was foul-tempered to the mockery of his costumed ego and lashed
out at the film equipment. Strobe
said goodbye to Spectre, as she was leaving with Lightstar to pursue her
new career. Spectre thought
he heard the two discussing commercial revenues as they left.