|Spectre Issues #8-9: Stresspoint Intro|
|Spectre's Character Sheet||
After hearing about a gang slaying that left ten gang members
dead, Spectre decides to investigate.
After talking to Lt. Fox of the NYPD, Spectre discovers that
there have been a few other minor slayings of muggers that are believed
to be linked. The killer
usually kills with guns (sometimes a knife wound or two) and leaves a
small piece of origami at each crime scene.
Spectre decides to go on patrol and looks to bust a neighborhood
crack house. As he surveys the area, he sees two men approaching the crack
house die from silent gunshot wounds.
Using his telepathic abilities, Spectre locates the vigilante
killer, Stresspoint, in a run-down apartment building.
The two banter, and Stresspoint leaves the conversation to finish
up in the crack house. Spectre
follows and the two begin a heated battle.
During the battle, Spectre notices Black Dragon flying towards
the crack house. Turning
his attention from Stresspoint to Black Dragon, Spectre attacks.
While Spectre’s back is turned from him, Stresspoint shoots
Spectre in the air. Spectre
falls to the ground bloody, broken, and unmoving...
Shocked, yet pleased to see these events unfold, Black Dragon
asks Stresspoint if he’d like a job. Stresspoint attacks Black Dragon, and another fight erupts.
During their fight, Spectre slowly awakens, and weakly joins the
battle. During the fight,
Stresspoint reveals that he has powers.
As Black Dragon strikes down Stresspoint, several passing college
kids recognize Spectre and decide to help by moving Stresspoint’s body
out of the fray. As they
begin to move him, one is stabbed in the chest by a large icicle.
Frostbite walks around the corner and announces that he is Black
Dragon’s partner. The
small crowd that formed is now running in fear as Frostbite walks
through them, killing all in his way.
Stresspoint awakens to witness Frostbite’s savagery, and
returns into the fight. As things begin to look desperate, a laser blast strikes
Black Dragon from the sky. A
newly costumed Strobe joins the fight with a new name for the new
costume. She announces her
new name to combatants as Starlight.
With Starlight’s help, the heroes defeat Black Dragon, but
Frostbite gets away by turning into water and being absorbed into the
ground. Starlight breaks up
the fight reforming between Spectre and Stresspoint, cleans up the
media, and takes Spectre home. She
attends his wounds, thanks him for his support, and leaves to return to
Lightstar. Morgan realizes
that she may have been right when she said he should take a week off to