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Femforce 50

FEMFORCE #50

COVER: Black / Heike wrap-around (new logo)

EDITORIAL CONTENT: Keys article; flexi-disc record of FF theme song; 50th issue recap

MILESTONES: Ms. Victory I (Joan Wayne) is reinstated as FF leader; Jen Burke is fired; Jason Burke dies.

Story: The Final Hour (Countdown to Victory (31 pgs in 7 chapters)

Credits:
Bill Black, story / pencils; Dick Ayers, pencils / letters; / Mark Heike / Chad Hunt, inks

Synopsis:
She-Cat, Stardust and Synn rush to the hospital to visit the injured Colt, who provides details of the final terrible moments at Mystery World before the bomb's explosion. With Luger in custody, Jen and Joan enjoy a happy reunion at FF HQ surrounded by fellow heroes and heroines and Jen's son Jason. Joan says that ironically, Voltzman's formula was responsible for restoring not only her youth and powers but her old Ms. Victory persona as well. Suddenly, a startling, painful change comes over Joan - visions of her life flash visibly around her, while her costume becomes a bizarre split between Rad and Ms.Victory. Armed inexplicably with the power to fire lightning-like blasts, she goes into a Rad-like frenzy and takes on the entire assemblage of heroes. Paragon, watching the TV coverage from Nikki Latimer's Daytona apartment, gets a flash of insight as to the true nature of Ms. Victory's powers and races for the Orlando free-for-all, picking up the Green Lama on the way. With the occult hero's mystic powers, Joan's mind is cleansed and calmed. Paragon explains his theory that Ms. Victory's powers are, like his own, derived from mental energies rather than chemical. Assured that the old Ms. V is back for good, Gordon abruptly fires Jen and reinstates Joan as Femforce leader. With the battle over, Betty allows Jason to exit the building through the hole in the wall to find his mother. As he does however, a loose brick drops from above, bringing his young life to a tragic end. Meanwhile, Dragonfly is on her way back to Florida, free of the Femforce and newly wealthy from her Span-XX modeling work. Passing through a dense fog, she finds herself in front of a strange castle in which she soon finds Nightveil suspended by ghastly tendrils that are apparently feeding off her. Before Dragonfly can react, more of the horrid appendages seize her in the same manner.

Heroes / Heroines

Last App

Next App

The Avenger (Roger Wright)

FF 49

RD 1 (1)

Buckaroo Betty (Betty Bates)

FF 49

FF 51 (2)

Colt (Val Kirk)

FF 49

FF 62

Dragonfly (Nancy Arazello)

FF 46 (3)

FF 51 (2)

Garganta (Carol Heisler)

FF 49

RD 1 (1)(F)(C)

Jet Girl (Pat Carson)

AC Ann 3 (1)

RD 1 (1)

Miss Masque (Diana Adams)

FF 49

RD 1 (1)

Ms. Victory I (Joan Wayne)

FF 49

FF 51 (1)

Ms. Victory II (Jennifer Burke)

FF 49

RD 1 (1)

Nightveil (Laura Wright)(C)

FF 49

FF 51 (1)(F)(C)

Paragon (Charles Starrett)

FF 46 (1)

FF 58 1 (F)(C)

Reddevil (Bart Hill)

FF 45 (2)

RD 1 (1)

Rocketman (Tech Carson)

AC Ann 3 (1)

RD 1 (1)

She-Cat (Jessica Hunt)

FF 49

FFUC 2 (1)

Stardust (Mara)

FF 49

FF 51 (1)

Synn (Silva Synn)

FF 49

FF 51 (1)

Tara (Tara Fremont)

FF 49

FFUC 2 (1)

Yankee Girl (Lauren Mason)

AC Ann 3 (3)

RD 1 (1)

Villains / Opponents

Black Commando (Dan Barton)(F)(C)

FFUC 1 (F)(C)

Para 1

Gen. Richard Gordon

FF 49

FF 51 (1)

Lady Luger (Lila Royce)(F)(C)

FF 49

FFUC 4 (2)

Charles Roberge (C)(F)

FF 49 (C)

last to date

Fritz Voltzman (F)(C)

FF 49

FF 62

Supporting Characters

Jason Burke(D)

FF 49

FF 51 (2)(F)

Capt. Tom Kelly

FF 49

FFUC 2 (1)

Nikki Latimer

FF 35

Para 1


Others

Police officers; Nurse

Geography

Orlando; Capricorn's realm; Daytona; unknown Florida site

Sites

FF HQ; Garganta's hut; Mystery World Funhouse (F); Capricorn's stronghold; Nikki's apartment; Nightveil's Sanctum; Regional Medical Center

Time

Present; a 1-day period immediately following FF 49

Magic & Technology

Avenger's Starjet; Voltzman's formula; Avenger's dissolver ray; Luger's bomb (F); Roberge's equipment (C)(F); Reddevil's boomerang

Notes:
At the hospital, Colt reveals that she used Luger's invulnerable body to shield her from the bomb blast.... Both Joan's and Jen's identities become generally known to the hero community in this story.... Voltzman's formula worked on Joan by being specially designed to not change the person's basic personality, thus causing Luger to remain evil and the inherently good Joan Wayne to resurface.... Paragon's abrupt departure from Nikki to rush to Joan's assistance marks the beginning of the end of their relationship and is a harbinger of his future romantic involvement with Joan.... Other than the brief "Trial of Iron Jaw" sequence in FF 46, this is the first appearance of Dragonfly in Femforce since adopting her new costume, hairstyle, and attitude in GGAQ 7(1).... The Avenger is willing to take an uncharacteristically drastic approach and disintegrate Ms. Victory before Reddevil stops him with a boomerang toss.... Paragon theorizes that Joan's Rad persona was a manifestation of a rebellious, antisocial streak that had been long buried beneath her upright, patriotic Joan Wayne personality.... Jen's upbeat tone at losing her job is soon replaced by the depression she feels in Reddevil 1.

 

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Based on The Official Guide to The AC Universe by Ken Kerouac
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