September 2, 2011
All Color!!! Ms. Victory has decided it is time to retire her old civilian I.D. and begin anew, and in preparation scheduled a number of seminars for Joan Wayne to speak at, determined to pass on all the vast knowledge she has gained in almost half a century as a biogeneticist. But, when in her normal human guise as Dr. Wayne, she is the physical equivalent of her chronological age- over 80 years old. So, when Rad and Brimstone cook up a plan to overpower her and take away her supply of V-47 (the compound that she leans on to give her super powers) she can hardly stop it. Dazed, enfeebled and without identification, left in a Chicago back alley, she is beaten up by street thugs. Found just short of death by the authorities, she is shipped off to a state nursing home. Because of a broken jaw suffered in the beating, she is unable to even communicate who she is, completely at the mercy of the social services bureaucracy. On Dhagor, Synn finally figures out how to use her powers under the constraints of the differing physical laws there, and escapes Vivarna. Searching for Azagoth to beg for help, she finds something quite different, indeed. While on the trail of the suddenly missing Joan Wayne, Paragon finds her not only vanished, but wanted for murder!! And, as if things in the nursing home weren’t bad enogh yet, Joan learns it is run by a mad scientist, who knows who she is, and wants to use her for experimentation because of it!! And in Miami, Reddevil, Crimebuster and Squeeks bring in Iron Jaw- but that’s not the end of the story. Enter attorney Gerald Rosenblum, who says the man they brought in cannot be incarcerated, because he is not Iron Jaw!!. “Seems Like Old Times” is written by Bill Black, drawn by Brad Gorby and Eric Coile, and inked by Mark Heike. It guest stars The Scarlet Scorpion, Dr. Misari, Gogg and Magogg, “Mind Over Muscle” is written by Bill Black, and Frazier, Roy and Knickerbocker from “Due South.” Color cover by Brad Gorby and Mark Heike, full color throughout. Standard comic book format. Printed in 1995.