September 1, 2011
FeFo#36 Under The Shadow Of The Shroud, Part III. The barrier that had cut off Florida from the rest of the world had been The Shade-a slave to The Black Shroud’s commands. Darkfire is reunited with her Menta Helmet, and psychically calls to Synn and Buckaroo Betty to join her in guiding The Haunted Horseman to our reality- to stave off The Shade’s attack. Meanwhile, Vault Heroes, Sentinels and FFers deal with natural disaters worldwide, as The Shroud’s gateway, The Well Of Souls, widens ; causing more seismic upheavil. Just when it looked like it couldn’t get any worse, The Shroud plays his trump card- he activates his mental hold on Dragonfly, to destroy the heroes in there own lair. But it ultimately leads to his undoing, when a magic bullet fired by Buckaroo Betty (turns out she’s actually the daughter of The Haunted Horseman) shatters Stella Stargaze’ Hypnotic Eye,(what was she doing there , anyway) releasing Azagoth(who was imprisoned there) and the combined mystical might of he, The Haunter and Nightveil proves enough to drive the Shroud from D-fly’s body, imprison him in Doc Weir’s Purple Claw, and seal him up in the Well Of Souls. Whew! “Darkfire Descending ” was written by Bill Black and Rik Levins, drawn by Brad Gorby and Dick Ayers, and inked by Mark Heike. It guest stars Cap’n Joel and Curly, Psiborg, Anti-Paragon, son of the Red Butcher, Atomman, Nightman, Lash Lightning, Dr. Frost, Black Owl, American Crusader, Scarlet Scorpion, Cat-man and Kitten, Green Lama, Dr. Jonathan(Purple Claw)Weir, Commando D, Astron and Astra, The Flame, Sub-Zero, Black Venus, Captain Wings, Yankee Girl, Major Victory, Magno, Pyroman, The Red Blazer, The Avenger, Skyman, Rocketman and Jet-girl, The Red Rocket,Dynamic Man, Captain Flash, Mr. Scarlet, Magic Lantern, Cave Girl, T.C. Fremont, Dr. Carlos Jimenez, Crimebuster, The Target, Black Cobra, The Dart, Ajax The Sun Man, The Masked Marvel , The Green Turtle, and the Hood. If there have ever been more superheroes used in any one story at any time, we can’t imagine where. Color cover by Bill Black and Mark Heike, interiors black and white with graytones. 48-page standard comic book format. Printed in 1991.