Before reading, please read Strangers #4.
Strangers: A New Twist #4½
Written by Lex
Edited by James Pedrick
Created by Steve Englehart
Property of Malibu Comics
Well, Mates, quite the job we did wasnt it, says Gecko as he walks down the street with the Strangers."
Capturing The Chill and stopping the ice
robberies. All in a nights
work for THE STRANGERS.
Stop clowning, Hugh, says Atom Bob. I still wish The Grip wouldntve gotten away like he did.
As they pass a dark alleyway, no one notices someone watching them. Hes an African American. He is wearing a metallic costume that looks like a futuristic military uniform. He has a patch over his right eye; the patch has a telescopic lens on it.
Look at those Strangers, so smug now that theyve caught The Bad Guy. It makes me sick. But now that Im going to work for Aladdin, things will be different. And I will get revenge on The Strangers, and all others who have wronged me!
Did you hear somethin Beanpole? asks Zip-Zap.
No I did not, says Yrial in an angry tone, and stop referring to me as Beanpole. I dislike it.
Whatever you say, Beanpole. Zip-Zap runs up to Lady Killer.
Leon, I loved that battle cry you yelled back there. Slam em Strangers! That was nice, we should always say that.
Yeah cool now about this school thing. Im happy to go. Ive been on the streets for a while and I figure Ill need it.
Glad to hear it, Leon. I already called the school and theyre all set for you when school starts next week. Ive told them that if theres a Strangers emergency, Ill call them and they will let you out of class for it, okay?
A newly made Police Ultra-criminal Transport (P.U.T.) wagon rolls down the streets from the warehouse district to the police station. Inside is a large man with light blue skin and white hair that sticks up like icicles. On his hands are metal gloves to keep his power, of turning things to ice, under control.
The criminal empire that I was building has been destroyed. No one will take me seriously anymore. And its all The Strangers fault! Theyll soon know that NO ONE can lock up The Grip!
I was talking to the police officers about where they plan on keeping The Chill and other ultra criminals.
Where could they possibly keep criminals with ultra powers, Bob? asks Electrocute.
Well theyve been looking into the option of reopening the old Alcatraz and converting it into an ultra prison.
But isnt that place just for tourists now?
Yes, but Im sure the public would rather have a safe place for ultra-criminals rather then another tourist trap.
Electrocute giggles and puts her head on Atom Bobs shoulder, giving a big sigh.
Penny for your thoughts?
Would you like to go to a movie, Bob?
Uh I would love to are you asking me on a date?
Yeah I am, does that bother you?
Not at all, in fact, I was thinking of asking you to a moon lit stroll some night.
We can do that too, giggles Electrocute.
Can ya believe that, Dave? Bob gettin a fox like that. What I would give you be in his shoes, yknow?
I think its sweet, Hugh. Reminds me that I have to give a call to a friend from high school. See if she wants dinner or something.
Jeez, I feel like Im on Love Connection all of a sudden.
Why dont you find someone, Hugh?
I dont know, itd be hard to date anyone besides cheerleaders like I did in high school. I could still probably get most any girl I meet, I mean who wouldnt want to go with me?
They both burst out laughing.
Later at the Strangers headquarters
Well I must be off now Im afraid, Mates.
Okay, says Lady Killer. But are you sure you wont reconsider our offer of joining the Strangers?
Fraid not. Im kind of a loner.
Well then I hope well get to work with you on another case sometime, says Atom Bob putting out his hand.
Itd be my pleasure, says Gecko shaking Bobs hand.
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