September 2, 2011
This is part 2 of the three-part “Return From The Ashes” storyline. The “new reality” the Femforce has to live with is taking it’s toll as Nightveil blows up at General Strock’s blase’ attitude toward the threat of The Shroud, and Synn refuses to leave her room because of her diminished mental powers. When an out-of-control fire threatens the Ocala National Forest, not even She-Cat and Tara at her giantess size can contain it, so Stardust and Rayda are called in to help. Even that is not enough, until Firebeam arrives to Quell the blaze. Plotted by Bill Black, script and pencils by Brad Gorby, with inks by Mark Heike. Guest starring Rad, The Terrorist, Atoman, Carbonator( formerly Nightman) Speedbolt and Magic Lantern, Rayda, John Contractor and Verdon Fell. Great GTS scenes of the giant woman Tara fighting the fire. Then, in “Shadows Of Yesterday”, Nightveil tells The Sentinels how history ran in her reality, and how The Shroud’s attack might go in theirs. Assuring her of complete cooperation, Paragon even plans to undo the mental limits he put on himself during The Armageddon Factor, so that he can mentally expand to become The Shroud’s match. Relying on old friends Richard and Nikki Latimer, he cannot know that they are already agents of… The Black Shroud!! Written by Bill Black, drawn by Brad Gorby and Rik Levins, with inks by Mark Heike. Guest starring The Scarlet Scorpion, Commando D, Astra and Astron, Kuromoko, Frightenstein, Iron Jaw and The Clown. Color cover by Brad Gorby and Mark Heike, interiors are black and white with graytones. Standard comic book format. Printed in 1997.