EDITORIAL CONTENT: Stardust pin-up centerfold.
Story: Scattered Moments (4 chapters, 30 pgs)
Chapter 1: Bill Black, script / design / edits; John
Dell, pencils; Mark Heike, inks; Walt Paisley, letters.
Chapter 2: The Count, story / layouts; Bill Black,
pencils; Mark Heike, pencils / inks; Walt Paisley,
Chapter 3: The Count, story / layouts; Bill Marimon,
pencils; John Dell / Mark Heike, inks; Walt Paisley,
letters; Bill Black, edits.
Chapter 4: Don Secrease, story / pencils / inks; Bill
These four chapters are really separate stories that provide
a brief interlude before the plunge into the Shroud war.
Chapter 1 We catch up with some of the Vault
heroes, as Jet-Girl meets an airborne Ms. Victory and tells
Jen of her husband Rocketman's new microchip jet-pack
designs. Meanwhile, Catman, a.k.a. Capt. David Merryweather,
finds himself an instant millionaire through decades of army
back pay. Captain Flash enjoys an emotional reunion with his
former boy sidekick Ricky Davis, and the Green Lama broods
with Dr. Jonathan Weir over the impending war with the Black
Chapter 2: In a lonely, painful evening at
Femforce HQ, Nightveil's bitter sweet memories of Dan Barton
get the better of her, and she retreats to the solitude of
her Everglades sanctum. Midway between wakefulness and
slumber, her mystical power inadvertently brings a startled
Dan Barton to her room. Laura takes the opportunity to try
to magically wean Dan from his V-45 addiction, but the
withdrawal pains are so agonizing to Barton that Nightveil
has to abandon the effort. Tearfully she sends him away,
again leaving her alone and lonely.
Chapter 3: As She-Cat and Stardust shower up at FF
HQ, She-Cat quickly realizes that Stardust's viewing of TV
soap operas is giving her a distorted view of the Earth male
/ female relationship. She-Cat offers to show Stardust the
human mating ritual first hand, and the two dress up for a
night on the town. On the Orlando streets, the two run into
Detective Briggs, who is investigating a murder scene.
Briggs is contemptuous of She-Cat's "amateur" status, and a
heated fight breaks out between the two of them. Stardust,
looking on, is puzzled by this "mating" demonstration.
Chapter 4: Val Kirk, having reached a crossroads
in her life following her dismissal from the Femforce, seeks
the counsel of psychiatrist Brian Renner. Through Renner's
taped recollections, Colt spins out her life to date,
focusing on her identity crisis following her beloved
Kevin's death and her obsessive need for fulfillment by
becoming Colt in his place. The psychiatrist's tape soon is
revealed as a suicide note however, as he confesses to
killing his brother James during an argument over some
gambling debts. As Colt and the police arrive at his office
to question Brian, they hear a shattering of glass from
inside. Renner has left his last farewell to Val, whom he
has fallen in love with, and then has thrown himself through
his tenth story window.