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Essential Series Vol 1 Dazzler 2
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May, 2009
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Essential Series #Dazzler 2


Appearing in "The Sisterhood"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #22.

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  • New York City
    • Alison Blaire's apartment
    • Warren Worthington's apartment

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  • Sisterhood's helicopter

Synopsis for "The Sisterhood"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #22.

The Angel is flying high over New York City when he is attacked by hawks that have been trained to attack him. After giving them a chase about the city, the Angel gains the upper hand and incapacitates the birds, although not before they can deal him serious cuts.

Elsewhere in the city, Dazzler and Lance Steele are running late for a recording session with legendary record producer L.B. Holman. They get stuck in traffic, and after Dazzler secretly uses her mutant powers to prevent a girl from getting run over, they are recognized by a police officer who is a fan of Dazzler's work, and escorts them to the studio. There Alison and her band begin a lengthy recording session of their new album.

Meanwhile, the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants (comprised of Mystique, Destiny, and Rogue, who were the only members of the Brotherhood that were not arrested) who are plotting revenge against the X-Men for their previous defeat, and were responsible for their attack against Angel. Elsewhere, Carter Blaire decides to send his ex-wife's possessions to her, while Katherine prepares to tell her other daughter Lois that her sister is Dazzler. That night Alison goes out on a date with Ken which ends in an argument between the two of them. Returning to her apartment, she finds herself too restless and decides to pay Warren Worthington a visit. Arriving at his apartment, she finds that he's been injured during his fight with the Sisterhood.

Deciding to take a flight across the city, they are soon tracked down by the Sisterhood, who follow after them in a helicopter and eventually attack them near a dam. During the flight, Dazzler is knocked into the water and Angel is easily defeated by the super-strength of Rogue. Rogue then tries to use her absorption powers on Angel, however, she hesitates when she considers the prospect of absorbing a physical mutation and her uneasiness at growing a pair of wings. This distracts the Sisterhood long enough for them to be counter-attacked by Dazzler, who manages to capture their helicopter and use it to escape with the unconscious Angel.

Back at Alison's apartment, Angel suggests that Dazzler seek protection and she considers hiring Power Man and Iron Fist for the job. Just then her sister Lois London knocks at her door, introducing herself for the first time to the sister she didn't even know she had.

Appearing in "Fire in the Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #23.

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Synopsis for "Fire in the Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #23.

Alison Blaire awakens in the night to smoke and finds that her apartment building has been set ablaze. She rouses and enters the hallway to try and set off the fire alarm to find it has been sabotaged, she is then forced to use her mutant powers as a beacon to bring the fire department to the building, unaware that her sister is witnessing her manifest her mutant powers. As Alison and Lois flee the burning building, they save one of their neighbours from a fiery death. After their escape Lois reveals to Alison that she learned of her mutant nature and although Lois is proud Allison is cryptic of her mutant nature.

As it turns out, a new costumed criminal arsonist named Flame is responsible. When he calls his employer he tells them of Alison's involvement in alerting the fire men and vows to prevent her from doing it again. When Crawley, the property manager of the building arrives on the scene, his tenants accuse him of not keeping the place up to code. His response to them arouses Dazzler's suspicions.

While elsewhere the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants meet at their secret hideout where Mystique tells Rogue not to go after the Dazzler again, Rogue agrees, however, Destiny is not sure that the girl will comply. Later that day at a television studio, Dazzler rehearses for a televised event when she is greeted by Heroes for Hire members Power Man and Iron Fist. She tells the two heroes about her recent plight with the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants and they agree to be hired on as her bodyguards. Just then the room bursts into flames and the Heroes for Hire and Dazzler work together to evacuate the burning TV studio. Afterwards, still unaware of Flame's involvement, Dazzler becomes even more paranoid that someone is out to get her.

Elsewhere in the city, Lois London and her mother Katherine Blaire are shopping together when suddenly Lois faints. Later that night Alison has a date with Ken and then leaves to find temporary lodging for the night. As Power Man and Iron Fist go out looking for the Sisterhood, Dazzler travels to the Crawley Real Estate Agency to see if her landlord can set her up with a temporary abode to live in. She stumbles upon the fact that Crawley has hired Flame to burn down her apartment building in order to force the tenants into a Co-Op agreement, because the current deal he has with his tenants is costing him money.

When Flame catches Dazzler snooping on them, he pulls her in the room and threatens to kill her, making Crawley reconsider his plan. Flame takes Dazzler to a warehouse to dispose of her however she gets free and battles him, matching her light powers with his control over flame. During the fight a blaze starts in the warehouse. Suddenly, Power Man and Iron Fist burst through the wall just as Dazzler is defeating Flame. They explain that they deduced that Crawley was probably responsible and learned of her current plight when they went to question him. The police and fire fighters appear shortly after to apprehend Flame and put out the blaze.

When Iron Fist suggests that Dazzler is no longer in any danger, she begins to really wonder if she is. As she thinks this, elsewhere in the city, Rogue has decided to go against Mystique's orders and get revenge against Dazzler. This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "A Rogue in the House"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #24.

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Synopsis for "A Rogue in the House"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #24.

Rogue has broken into Alison Blaire's apartment to get revenge against the singing mutant for handing Rogue a defeat during their last fight. However, she finds the apartment empty. At first she begins trashing it and prepares to leave, but decides to wait out her foe, figuring that she will return eventually. Sure enough, Alison returns home, but her neighbour tips her off to the fact that Rogue is waiting in her apartment.

In a panic, Dazzler goes to a nearby phone booth and calls Power Man and Iron Fist to come and remove Rogue from her apartment. Rogue fights the Heroes for Hire, managing to overpower them before she decides to flee, just as Dazzler arrives to try and take Rogue on herself. Dazzler sees to the Heroes for Hire, totally unaware that Rogue had seen a note on Alison's bulletin board of a scheduled meeting with her sister Lois at her new university dorm, and that Rogue intends to attack her there.

Later Alison goes incognito to her next recording session and has a date with Kenneth, ending with her falling asleep on his couch. Warren Worthington, still in hiding to avoid the Sisterhood, rents out a gym for the night so that he can enjoy flying while still being unobserved.

Later that day, Alison goes to visit Lois at her dorm at State University, only to find that her sister has had another fainting spell. Before the girls can do anything about it, Rogue arrives and attacks Alison and Lois. To avoid her sister from getting harmed, Alison flees out the window with Rogue tailing behind. Rushing to the library, Dazzler drops her portable tape player, which is picked up by Rogue.

In order to generate enough light energy to fight off Rogue, Dazzler turns on the library's music system full blast. However, in spite of her boosted powers, Rogue manages to grab Alison with her bare hands and begin absorbing her light powers. Dazzler, however, manages to overpower Rogue long enough for the Heroes for Hire to arrive. The trio easily defeats Rogue, however the evil mutant deduces that Dazzler's powers work from sound, so she uses Dazzler's stolen powers and tape player to absorb enough sound energy to blind her captors and escape.

Later, the Heroes for Hire and Dazzler check on her sister and find that Lois is all right, although deep down the girl is frightened of the strange world that her mutant sister lives in.

Appearing in "The Jagged Edge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #25.

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Synopsis for "The Jagged Edge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #25.

Alison agrees to participate in a photoshoot for publicity, although she is not particularly fond of it. Later, after the shoot Lance Steele brings her some roses that were delivered by a mysterious fan that would like to meet her after the show. In spite of Lance's warnings that this person sounds sketchy, Allison tells him that should this man show up at her next concert, to admit him backstage.

This fan is a man named Karl Fredericks, a Vietnam vet who has a few screws loose and is obsessed with Dazzler. He's been watching her though the window with a pair of binoculars and when he sees that she is leaving Harry Osgood's office he rushes to his job in the key shop below in the hopes of seeing her.

He misses her and earns nothing more than a warning from his boss that if he screws up one more time he will be fired. Returning home, Karl is bothered by his mother about his missing an appointment at the Veteran's Hospital, and he loses his temper when he finds that his mother had placed his old uniform in his closet and then storms out to see Dazzler's show.

Arriving at the show, Karl is admitted backstage, where he meets Alison when she is done with her performance and asks her out to dinner. Finding the man kind and attractive, Dazzler agrees in spite of continued warnings from Lance. The two go out on the town until 3:00 am. However, when Dazzler tries to depart in a taxi to go home without him, he tries to make her go home with him and she is forced to use her light powers to temporarily knock him out and escape. When Karl recovers, he freaks out and vows that he will win her love no matter what.

The next, Alison shows up at Harry's office to find that someone had gone through and ransacked the place, taking nothing but promotional pictures from Alison. Later, Alison gets a call from Karl, who tries to apologize for the night before. However, Karl's boss catches him on the phone and unplugs it and fires him on the spot, leaving Lance to storm out vowing revenge.

Returning to her apartment, Alison finds another box of roses waiting for her from Karl and a note saying that he will kill the person who made her life the worst. Realizing that she recognized Karl from before, she realizes that the only way that he could have gained access to her apartment and her boss's office would have been through keys and realizes that Karl worked at the key shop just under Harry's office. Rushing there she finds Karl's boss had been shot and has people call for an ambulance. Finding Karl's name and address in the shop Rolodex, she decides to go to his home.

There she meets Karl's mother who tells her about Karl's military service and how he was discharged following his father's death. Allowed to look around Karl's room, Alison finds that one of his guns is missing and that among the photos and clippings about her, there are ones about her father from back when they were at odds. She is horrified to find that one of these clippings has the words "MUST DIE!" scrawled across them and realizes that Karl intends to shoot her father.

Rushing to the courthouse, Alison is forced to illegally park and steps in on Karl just as he is about to shoot her father. Using her mutant powers to dazzle both men, Alison uses a light laser to destroy Karl's gun, saving her father's life. However when security arrives both Alison and Karl flee the scene in different directions. Alison is upset to find that she has been ticketed and Karl believes that Alison had betrayed him and that he would make her pay.

Going to Alison's next show, Karl is allowed backstage again by Lance, who is unaware of the day's goings-on, and he waits in Alison's dressing room until after the show with a gun ready to fire. Backstage, Alison notices Karl through a crack in the door and gets the drop on him. He manages to overpower her until she uses her light powers to knock him out. The ruckus brings about Dazzler's support staff who call the police and have Karl arrested. As he is being taken away by the police Karl vows to be back and get revenge.

After all is said and done, Alison apologizes to Lance for not taking his warnings seriously, however, he manages to console her.

Appearing in "Against the Wind"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #26.

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Synopsis for "Against the Wind"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #26.

During a performance at one of her shows some crooks attempt to rob the manager of the ticket sales. Noticing the altercation back stage, Dazzler tells her band to play as loud as possible and goes back stage and uses her light powers to defeat the crooks. After the fight is done, they take a brief pause from the show and Allison is commended by the theatre owner. She also meets with her half-sister Lois who is worried about her recent fainting spells and Allison agrees to meet her after the show, then leaves to continue her performance.

Lois decides to go for a walk, and ends up being hassled by a homeless man who attempts to rape her. During the tussle Lois manifests a mutant light power and burns the mans face, the fear the attack inspires causes the homeless man to die of a heart attack. In a panic, Lois flees the scene and later calls Allison in a panic and rushes to visit her. At Allison's apartment Lois explains the whole ordeal. Realizing her sister is also a mutant and the current wave of anti-mutant hysteria, Allison wonders if her sister would be unfairly treated in court and decides to call Ken Barnett. Although Ken advises her to turn Lois in, Allison decides that she is going to go on the lam with her sister and they begin to pack bags.

When news of the homeless mans death reaches Washington D.C., Peter Gyrich decides to send out mutant hunters, correctly surmising that the cause of the man's death must have been done by a mutant. The two girls meanwhile take a bus to Pittsburgh and get a motel room under aliases for the night. The two decide to go see a movie, however Dazzler is recognized in public causing them both to flee back to the hotel. Allison decides to go out and get items to make her less recognizable, while Lois lets a stray cat into their room. As Allison shops, Lois plays with the cat when the playful feline scratches her, Lois lashes out with her mutant power killing the cat. Realizing what she has done, Lois is horrified.

Allison, completely made over with a different outfit and wig manages to fool the desk clerk at the hotel that she is someone else. Entering the room, Allison calms Lois down and the two decide the best thing to do is to leave Pittsburgh before the dead cat is found. Just after they leave, two men hunting for them burst into the room and find the dead cat.

On a bus heading westbound, Allison wonders what she is going to do about her sisters plight. This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Fugitive!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #27.

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Synopsis for "Fugitive!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #27.
Dazzler Vol 1 27 001
Dazzler and her half sister Lois are travelling across the country to Los Angeles to escape the law. As they travel, Dazzler dozes off thinking about what Lois' life would be like now that she has found she has mutant powers. This causes Dazzler to reflect on how strange her life has been over recent history. She is awoken when it turns out that Rogue has been riding the bus, and Alison and Lois are forced to fight her.

During the altercation, Rogue absorbs Lois' powers and uses them to disfigure Allison's face, in complete horror over what was done Alison lets loose a powerful light burst. It however also blinds the bus driver, causing them to drive off a cliff. Alison is then woken up by Lois, rousing her from a dream to tell her that they have arrived at their final destination: L.A.

Checking into a hotel room Alison and Lois once more talk about Lois' powers and how they accidentally killed a homeless man. Just as they are talking about it there is a knock at the door. Answering it all they find is a envelope with a series of photographs documenting Lois' fight with the homeless man and a note telling them to call a number. Alison decides to call it. The man on the phone tells them that he wants to hire them to murder someone in exchange for the negatives of the photograph. After giving Alison the location and another number for more instructions the man hangs up. He then picks up the phone and calls another man to tell him that he's found a lead in locating Lois.

Alison and Lois drive into LA and call in the next number and are given the instructions on who to murder and when. Hoping to find someway out, and knowing that Warren Worthington sometimes frequents L.A., Dazzler calls him up and gets his help in trying to catch the man who hired them. Going to the mansion that night, Alison and Lois refuse to kill the man, the guy who hired them appears with a gun attempting to shoot them all. Just then Angel bursts through the window and takes a bullet in the arm, but still manages to knock the gunman down.

All the fighting causes their target to wake up and both Lois and the man they were hired to kill recognize each other. This story is continued next issue.

Appearing in "Vendetta!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #28.

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Synopsis for "Vendetta!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #28.

In the secret hideout of the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants, Rogue is busy training with a fury. When Mystique and Destiny inquire as to why she is doing so, Rogue tells them that she intends to get revenge against Dazzler for her previous defeats once and for all.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Dazzler, her half-sister Lois London and the Angel are in the mansion of a man that Alison and Lois had been blackmailed into killing. Their employer defeated and Angel wounded by a bullet, they are all shocked to find that the man they had been sent to kill is Lois' father Nick Brown. Their blackmailer is really Brown's butler who was originally sent out to find Nick's estranged daughter due to his background in detective investigation. He explains that he snapped the photos of Lois killing the homeless man in self-defence and used it to blackmail the two women into suiting his greedy ends. Just then the police arrive with Alison's lawyer boyfriend Ken Barnett to arrest the butler.

Later in a limo leaving police headquarters, Ken explains to Alison, Lois and Nick that he was contacted by the Angel to give his legal help in the two girls' problems. After arresting Napier, they learned that he had more photos that clearly showed that the homeless man had attacked Lois and that she had acted out in self-defence and the man truly died of a heart attack. Everyone is happy about this except for Lois, who still feels badly that she took a human life. Because the radio is on, Alison is surprised to hear that her new album had hit the radios and has become a hit. Nick suggests that Alison contact his friend the famous singing star Roman Nekoboh, who works under him.

Just then their car is attacked by Rogue, who pulls Alison out and traps all the others inside the vehicle. With no source of sound, Dazzler bolts off to Nick's private garage filled with expensive cars. Hopping in the seat of a Rolls Royce, its engine produces sufficient noise to allow her to use her mutant light powers and she tries to escape in the vehicle. Rogue tries to follow and grabs onto the car, but Allison side swipes a tree to get her off.

Reaching an airfield, Allison smashes through the gates and pulls up near some fighter jets. After stunning Rogue with another light bolt, she manages to scramble into one of the jets and turn on its turbines. The added noise gives Dazzler superior power over Rogue and the two are fighting on more even ground. However, Dazzler's light powers manage to send Rogue on the defensive. Rogue ultimately ends up being knocked near the air intake of a jet and is at risk of being sucked in. Not wishing her attacker to be killed, Alison saves her life. With Rogue knocked out the battle is over. Not wanting to live a life of super-heroics, Dazzler puts Rogue in the trunk of the car to turn her over to the police and decides to focus solely on her music career.

Appearing in "Fame!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #29.

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  • Roman's private jet
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Synopsis for "Fame!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #29.

Following the release of her new album "Sounds of Light and Fury", Alison Blaire has become an over night success. Taking on movie, photo and endorsement deals makes her a fortune. Later, Alison and Lois discuss their mutant abilities and Lois explains her life when Nick Brown and their mother Katherine Blaire lived together and the failure of their marriage. In spite of her misgivings about her father due to the way he treated her mother, Lois still wants to get to know him.

Meanwhile, at the mansion of famous musician Roman Nekoboh, Roman rises out of bed, the bald, overweight and bespectacled man then begins his rigorous routine of making himself look like the hansom media icon that he is with contact lenses, a wig, false teeth, a truss, and his usual wardrobe. Ready to face the day Nekoboh meets with his accountant who tells him that he is in serious financial problems unless he can find a way fast. Roman has a plan already in gear, making a movie that stars the newest media sensation: Alison Blaire.

After a photo shoot, Alison notices that people are pressuring her to leave her old agent Harry Osgood in favour of Nick Brown. She is then visited by Nekoboh who whisks her away to discuss his movie deal proposal. He rashly buy a fast car and speeds off to the local airport to go to his private jet. She finds his romantic advances and reckless spending annoying. Flying in the private Lear jet, Alison finally gives into Nekoboh's romantic advances, however the flight is shook up when an unmarked fighter plane attacks the Lear.

The turbulence from the initial strafe leaves Roman unconscious and Allison uses her light powers to attack the fighter plane at full force causing it to crash (however the pilot manages to escape.) Entering the cockpit, Alison finds that Roman's pilot has been shot and that she is the only one who can land the plane.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "The Debt!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #30.

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Synopsis for "The Debt!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #30.

Continued from last issue.... With the pilot of Roman Nekoboh's jet shot, and Dazzler unable to fly the plane, Alison straps everyone up in parachutes and they all abandon plane. Using her light powers she attracts the attention of the police who rescue the trio and bring them to a hospital. There Nekoboh is treated like a king.

Returning to Nick Brown's mansion, he offers her even more if she dumps her old manager Harry Osgood and take him on as her agent. Offering her fame, fortune and drugs, Alison is disgusted at the proposition and decides to leave, Lois still wanting to get to know her father decides to stay behind. Leaving L.A. Dazzler picks up a ride from comic book editor Ralph Macchio who is on his way to San Diego to attend a comic book convention. He generously gives her some money to help her find a place to stay for the night.

Elsewhere, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a group of soldiers meet and a squad is sent by their general to tackle a person of interest that they believe is a threat: Alison Blaire.

Meanwhile at the New York office of Marvel Comics, the assistant editors realize that they now rule the roost and Bob Harris decides to take advantage of the situation. Back in San Diego, Dazzler has found herself a room at the YWCA what she should do next. Finding a pay phone she calls Harry Osgood in New York and asks for a cash advance, which Harry -- due to Dazzler's recent success -- can gleefully arrange.

Dazzler then goes to the comic book convention to pay Ralph back for his kindness. At the same time the military soldiers have arrived with a device that will make the powers of any mutant in the vicinity run wild. This plan backfires, as one of their own men, Zalme, a latent mutant himself transforms into a giant lizard creature and rampages through the convention.

Dazzler uses her mutant powers to stop the creature which is stopped when the convention centre crumbles to the ground. Allison finds Ralph in the rubble and pays him back before looking for her attacker. With no trace of the monster, she assumes that it reverted back to human form and fled the scene.

Ralph meanwhile finds a pay phone to call Marvel Comics head office, where Bob Harris is making editorial decisions left and right. However when he receives the call from Ralph, it takes the wind out of his sails and he tells the rest gathered around him to never mind his ideas.

Appearing in "Tidal Wave!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #31.

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Synopsis for "Tidal Wave!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #31.
Dazzler Vol 1 31 001
While on the set of a movie studio, Alison Blare is introduced to Bill Remington an actor and stunt man who is instantly smitten by her and talks her into joining him on a date sometime.

Later, Alison rents out an apartment from the McCorkle's who seem homely at first, but it turns out that they are bigoted toward mutants and so Alison must be extra careful that they do not learn of her true nature. She then takes up a job at as an aerobics instructor as a means of making money while trying to get her career going on the right path. She runs into Bill again, who is a member of the gym, and he asks her out again. She once more refuses, but decides that she will call him later and ask him out.

That night, Allison gets a call from Harry Osgood who regretfully informs her that he can no longer act as her agent. This upsets her, however she is cheered up when she gets roses from Bill. The next day after her class she runs into Bill and agrees to go out on a date with him. The next day he invites her to the set of his movie again where he is almost seriously injured doing a stunt, which really worries Alison.

Having dinner at her place, she agrees to see Bill's ocean side home, however as they head out that way a terrible storm hits. Further, the people in Bill's neighbourhood are fleeing the area because there are reports of a tsunami that will hit the coast. Bill still insists on going to his home in spite of the warning much to Alison's chagrin.

Alison finds the place beautiful but presses Bill to leave before the tsunami hits. When he refuses to go she flees the scene. However, she decides to go back to save him just at the same time that Bill decides that he doesn't want to die. They miss each others path, and Alison must face the tsunami alone, and uses her light powers to try and save herself. Alison manages to save Bill's home from destruction but almost drowns herself but she is saved by Bill.

Taking Alison back to his house, Bill realizes that for the longest time been on a path to self destruction and realizes that he needs to sort out his life before involving himself with anyone. The two then part on friendly terms.

Appearing in "Moonlighting"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #32.

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Synopsis for "Moonlighting"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #32.

While Alison teaches an aerobics class, she is interrupted by the arrival of Medus and Lockjaw of the Inhumans. They ask for Dazzler's help and note how she is in debt to the Inhumans after Black Bolt aided her in defeating the Absorbing Man. However, Dazzler refuses not wanting to get involved in super-heroism again. She then resumes her class and later goes out for coffee with one of her students Janet McEntee to discuss their career aspirations.

Spotting Medusa and Lockjaw following her, Alison quickly sends Janet on her way and confronts the two Inhumans again, and they convince her to go along with them to the Moon to solve the Inhuman's emergency. There she learns of a strange black substance that has began enveloping the blue area of the Moon, home of the Inhumans. They are unaware that the source is Blackout, who has come to the moon with his partner Moonstone following their defeat at the hands of the Avengers, and having discovered the city of the Inhumans intent to try and take it over, as well as find more moon stones that might give Moonstone even more power.

In order to pierce the darkness, Black Bolt uses the sound of his voice to power Dazzler's mutant light ability to pierce the darkness revealing Moonstone and Blackout to the Inhumans. This causes a battle to erupt between the two forces. Black Bolt uses his maximum force on Dazzler to channel enough light power that over powers both of the costumed criminals, knocking them out.

The Inhuman's capture them and make arrangements with Reed Richards to turn them over to Project: Pegasus. Dazzler is hailed as a hero and becomes smitten toward an Inhuman named Banth, however she has Lockjaw send her home. Exhausted, Alison crashes for the night however she wakes up too late and as such turns up late for work.

Appearing in "Chiller!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #33.

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Synopsis for "Chiller!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #33.

Allison and Janet go out to see Bob Benson's new horror film called Maniac, however Alison finds the film too scary and leaves the theatre before the film is over. Returning to her home, Alison gets a call from Roman Nekoboh who wants to take her to an influential Hollywood party, a party which Roman assures Alison would be good for her career. However, when Alison arrives at the party, any attempt she makes to network with influential people is warded off by the over protective and jealous Nekoboh.

This only works for so long until Alison meets with Bob Bensen who asks Alison to be an extra in a music video for the musician Teddy Lingard. After Bob leaves, Roman warns her that Bob is bad luck, before Alison can dismiss this as sheer nonsense there is an explosion outside. Going out to investigate Alison finds that Bob's car has exploded and uses her light powers to find his injured (but still alive) body. Alison learns that Benson has been "jinxed" and this is one of many accidents that has happened near him since taking on the Lingard job.

The next day after her aerobics class is done, Alison takes Bob up on his offer for an audition was still open. Visiting Bob at the studio, Alison shows off her dance moves and gets the gig. Later, she reports on the set and she is made up to look like a zombie, part of the horror movie theme for the song she will appear in called "Chiller."

After a number of shots, Bob sets up the next scene which would involve zombies coming out of their graves, which would require Alison and some of the other actors to be buried under ground. However, Bob has been the one behind the "jinx's" to bring more publicity to his works and intends to remove the air hose in Alison's grave so that she dies on the set for these ends.

However, Alison, having realized something is up uses her light powers to break out of the grave and appearing to have risen from the dead and accuses Benson of murdering her. The frightened Benson confesses his whole plot, little realizing he's doing so in front of the TV news crew that he called to witness the "accident." Alison reveals the ruse and explains that she became suspicious due to the ease that she got the job and noticed that her grave was lacking an air hose. When Benson tries to escape, Lingard trips him up and he is taken away by the police.

Appearing in "Where Have All the Models Gone?"

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Dazzler #34.

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Synopsis for "Where Have All the Models Gone?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #34.
Dazzler Vol 1 34 001
At a fashion show in L.A. the models begin to mysteriously disappear, teleported away to points unknown leaving nothing but the outfits they were wearing behind. Elsewhere at the Los Angeles Health Club, Alison is met after class by her aerobics student and friend Janet McEntee who suggests that Alison give her hand at modelling to see if she can pick up some regular work doing that. Deciding to go through with it, Alison uses her light powers to aid in taking photographs of herself which she mails to Millie's Fashion agency, owned by the famous Millie Collins. Days later when her portfolio reaches Millie, Millie is most impressed and decides to schedule an appointment with Alison, however her excitement is marred when news about more of her models mysteriously vanishing during a show reaches her.

The next day Alison is once more approached by Roman Nekoboh who offers his aid and tosses romantic advances at Alison. Alison, as usual, is very short with Roman and ends up turning him down and sending him packing when she finds her response letter from Millie's Models agency.

Waiting for her meeting with Millie, Alison meets Chili Storm, a rival model and a former childhood adversary of Millie who tells Alison of the strange disappearances and spreads lies about Millie's agency. Millie shows up and tells her off and has Chili escorted from the office and ends up hiring Alison much to Chili's chagrin.

After telling Janet about her success at getting hired by Millie, Alison finds herself showing off fashions by Doug Scruggs a famous fashion designer. Much to her surprise Chili has also been hired for the fashion job as well. During the fitting, Alison comes across a business card from a company called Revenge Inc. and believes that Chili might be the one using their services to sabotage Millie's fashion shows. Much like other fashion shows, the models -- Alison and Chili included -- are teleported away, leaving nothing but their show clothing behind.

The girls find themselves transported to a jail cell in a home owned by Tom Devine, a fashion designer that has been forgotten in the fashion circles and is hungry for revenge against the "young kids" that have stolen his fame. He explains that he hired Revenge Inc. to supply him with the technology to do so and has been striking against the fashion industry since with much success.

After Tom leaves the girls alone, Alison manages to open the cage with her light powers, using a nail file as a cover for being able to break open the lock. The girls then storm Tom's office and knock him out, turning him over to the police. Later, Alison, having had her fill of modelling resigns from her job, and suggests to Millie that she hire Chili to take her place.

Later, Roman once more tries to weasel his way into advancing Alison's career and once more is rejected. Alison is left with her thoughts, between Roman and organizations like Revenge Inc. Alison wonders if she will ever truly be left alone.

This story is continued in Marvel Graphic Novel #12....

Appearing in "Brawl!"

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Dazzler #35.

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Synopsis for "Brawl!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #35.

Alison returns to her apartment which she has not been to since she had been outed as a mutant. She decides to call Storm of the X-Men to get her advice, but Ororo is not home. Alison then recounts in her mind how she revealed to the public that she was a mutant and how it led to her career suicide and made her a target of anti-mutant bigots. She records her life story on a tape recorder, and when she is done she is almost attacked by her mutant hating landlords. When Ali uses her light powers to fend them off, they stop their attack and Mr. McCorkle begs Alison not to kill his wife. Alison tells them that she doesn't want to hurt them and they ask her to leave, however Mrs. McCorkle has a change of heart when she thinks about how great a tenant Alison has been and convinces her husband to let her stay if she can make her next months rent on time.

Needing a new job, Alison decides to begin job hunting, but at each interview ends in a rejected simply on the fact that she is a mutant. At one bar she tries to get a job at the owner tries to bludgeon her with a crow bar. Fed up of being persecuted because she is a mutant, Dazzler grabs the crow bar and disintegrates it with her light powers and puts the fear in the man who only moments ago was willing to beat her to death, but leaves the coward alone to whimper in the streets like a whipped cur.

Alison eventually finds an all womens night club called Femmes that is looking for waitresses. Using an assumed name she gets the job and becomes fast friends with another waitress named Barb Spooner. Dazzler enjoys the job however when she witnesses Jan Jackson and her band the Steel Tuna performing on stage she begins to long for her now ruined career as a musician.

The night is marred by an all female roller derby group called the Rancine Ramjets, this group of foul mouthed ruffians give Alison and Barb a hard time, tripping them and spilling drinks on their heads. They then decide to humiliate Barb by forcing her to dance on the table to the music. Having had enough, Alison decides to stand up to the butch women and is attacked by them. This causes a brawl in the bar, but Alison easily defeats the Ramjets without even using her mutant powers. With the fight over she collects $67.50 (the price of her rent) from one of the girls and then leaves. When Barb asks if she is coming back, Alison tells her that she's had enough excitement and is quitting her job there but wishes Barb the best and tells her to stand up for herself in the future.

Appearing in "The Human Touch"

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Dazzler #36.

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Synopsis for "The Human Touch"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #36.

The Ace of Clubs is having trouble keeping a regularly nightly singer due to the fact that the costumed criminal Tatterdemalion appears warning the women from performing and making them all quit. When Alison Blaire goes there to apply for the job, her assumed alias is seen right through by the clubs owner Rick Conti. Conti however, is interested in the added business of having a mutant performer. Alison is disgusted at first, telling Conti that she is a musician not a freak-show, however Conti convinces her to take the job because he is desperate to find a replacement singer, and will hire her if she can wow him with her audition. With Julia Walker, the clubs pianist playing the piano Alison does just that with her amazing vocals and Conti hires her on the spot. When Conti offers her a whack of money to buy some new outfits, Alison declines telling him that she has a policy of only accepting money that she has earned. Leaving the club she notices an old poster advertising Julia as the clubs main singing act, and realizes that Julia Walker was the famous actress of the same name and wonders what happened to her career.

She is picket up by her friend Janet who she is now living with, and while the two are waiting at a red light Tatterdemalion secretly pops out of a manhole and uses his acid secreting gloves to compromise the tires of Janet's car. This causes them to burst as they are driving on and they get into an accident. As Janet goes to get help, Alison is grabbed from behind and knocked out by Tatterdemalion, who takes her down into the sewers where he threatens her not to perform at the Ace of Clubs through fear of harm. Dazzler flees Tatterdemalion and his burning touch however the deranged criminal has the advantage over her as he knows the sewers well and she does not. Alison has a big break when she manages to find an exit just as a city worker is coming down to work in the sewers. Rising out of the manhole, she finds that tow truck drivers have come for Janet's car. Reunited with Janet, Dazzler tells her what happened unaware that Tatterdemalion is watching them from behind bushes.

While out shopping the next day Alison runs into Julia, who is catty at first but then apologizes and invites Alison out to coffee. There she tells Alison about how her career ended. She was dating fellow actor Michael Wyatt who wanted to make it big, however he was not quite so popular and he would be rejected from many roles. Michael would later become sour of Hollywood and leave for Los Vegas to try and open a casino. This venture failed, and Julia never heard from Michael again. Before leaving Michael warned her that Hollywood would chew her up and spit her out. Not listening to him at the time, Julia had later grown to realize that when he own career ended he was absolutely right. After telling her story Julia leaves, and Alison vows to not let anything ruin her career not even Tatterdemalion.

That night, Alison performs at the club to a packed audience and with Julia playing the piano. Tatterdemalion attacks the club, however when he sees Julia -- and recognizes her -- he shamefully flees the scene with Dazzler in tow. Alison easily defeats Tatterdemalion with her light powers and unmasks him, and recognizes him as Michael Wyatt. He then takes the confused criminal to Julia and the two have a tearful reunion, Alison leaves them to their privacy.

The next day at the apartment she share with Janet, Alison explains her night and laments over the fact that she was attacked again, Janet tells her to keep her head up and that someday things will get better for the mutant singer.

Appearing in "The Girl in the Machine"

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Dazzler #37.

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Synopsis for "The Girl in the Machine"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #37.

Alison Blaire has been called to visit her old high school friend Diana Simon. Arriving on the estate she is attacked by the guard dogs and is about to defend herself with her light powers when they are scared off by Peter Koestler who tells her that Diana died six months ago, and brings her into the home to meet with Diana's father. Mr. Simon welcomes her in, but speaking to her in private warns her to leave this place as soon as possible, for her own good but will not explain why.

Shortly after, Mr. Simon has a private meeting with the men who have come to see him, and their business dealings are not all that on the up and up. Alison meanwhile has decided that something suspicious is going on and decides to snoop around. She ends up finding a room with a strange device and she is startled by the sudden entry of Peter. Peter explains to her that the device is really a holographic video game system that creates 3-D images of the game in a dome. He then shows her how to use the game. Playing a samurai warrior game. Alison suddenly loses control of her game character who easily defeats Paul's character in a duel, this causes some feedback which causes Peter's controls to short out. Alison decides to go and tell Mr. Simon while Peter stays to find out what went wrong.

While trying to find Mr. Simon, Alison enters a room and is shocked to find Diana, alive and well, but rigged to the computer. Diana tells Alison that she her mind had been absorbed into the computer and that soon it's logic will override her personality. She explains that after the death of her mother she and her father became very poor and took her death very badly. One day they were approached by Revenge Inc. who offered them large sums of money in exchange for experiments to be conducted on Diana. Her father soon became a high ranking member of the organization as well, however Diana decided to escape Revenge Inc. when she realized that the experiments linking her to computers was also eliminating her personality. She faked her own death, but found that it was too late to reverse the effects, and so her father and her constructed this elaborate plot to invite major members of Revenge Inc. to their home and kill them all in revenge for what had happened. Diana decides that she made a mistake in inviting Dazzler to her home and wants no witnesses and wants to kill her. She attacks Alison with her automated weapons, however Alison manages to defend herself with her light powers.

Meanwhile, the automated systems in the mansion all begin targeting the members of Revenge Inc. that are present. When Abrahim, the General Manager is killed, the other members kill her father in retribution, realizing that Diana is responsible. Alison comes to their rescue and finds that the other members of Revenge Inc. are only interested in killing her and Peter and saving themselves. Diana sends a holographic construct of a samurai warrior after them and kills the other Revenge Inc. members, but Alison and Peter manage to escape.

Peter and Alison realize that the only person that Diana will probably not attack would be her father and so Alison uses her light powers to create a hologram of Mr. Simon so that they can gain access to her control room once more without trouble. There, Peter pulls a gun wanting to end his former lovers prolonged mockery of an existence, however the samurai hologram bursts in. Diana regains control of her humanity just long enough to command the samurai to destroy the computers that keep her alive. Dying, Diana thanks them both for their help in freeing her and passes on. With the mansion bursting into flames from the exploding machinery, Dazzler uses her light powers to break them free and they manage to escape just as the house explodes, knocking Dazzler and Peter out in the process. Peter revives before Alison and contemplates killing her so nobody finds out about his involvement. Deciding to change his ways, he instead leaves Alison alone and walks away from the scene.

Appearing in "Challenge"

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Dazzler #38.

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Synopsis for "Challenge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #38.
Dazzler Vol 1 38 001
At a rough bar in San Francisco, bounty hunter O.Z. Chase and his dog Cerberus (a mutt he earned through collecting a marker) capture their latest bounty. On their way back to Los Angeles, O.Z. learns that the US Bail Bonds want him to capture a "special" target in San Diego.

In that very city, Wolverine and Colossus are on location on a special mission with the X-Men, they have come to attack Dazzler, who has a new look and is once more performing, this time doing an exclusive engagement for the Harborsite Motel. There the sleazy owner and his bouncer try to entice her into doing "extra" work for the club for it's "connected" clientèle. When the owner won't accept no for an answer and sicks his bouncer on her she uses her light powers on both of them to knock them out. She is applauded by Wolverine who attacks as soon as she notices his presence, making the mutant chanteuse flee right into Colossus who tries to attack her also. Why at the two X-Men attacking her? The answer to that happened days prior...

With anti-mutant hysteria increasing, and the number of attacks against her since outing herself as a mutant, Dazzler had travelled to New York to seek the aid of the X-Men so that she may get training so that she could defend herself. During this time, she would be pushed by Wolverine who dismissed her as nothing more than a washed up celebrity that won't cut it in their world. Despite passing her training in the X-Men's Danger Room, Wolverine still has his doubts. Sick of his jabbing from the feral mutant agrees to a final test to show that she has what it's take.

Returning to the present time... Dazzler has managed to escape the two attacking X-Men and get into her room where she puts on her newly made uniform, created by Professor X to allow Dazzler to better control and harness her mutant light powers. Their fight is taken to a dock where she easily defeats Colossus with her light powers. Wolverine proves to be a stronger challenge, however she manages to deliver him a similar humiliation as he did to her in their Danger Room training sessions. Furious that she did this, Wolverine is about to strike again when he is knocked out by an optic blast fired by Cyclops -- called out of his leave of absence to overlook the battle. With the battle over, the recovering X-Men are convinced Dazzler can look after herself and they all part on good terms.

While the next morning in Los Angeles O.Z. Chase shows up at the US Bail Bonds office to collect his payment, the man at the desk offers him his next assignment: capture Dazzler. O.Z. takes up the case and leaves, not noticing that the man who hired him is beginning to crumble into dust.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Deathgrip"

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Dazzler #39.

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Synopsis for "Deathgrip"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #39.
Dazzler Vol 1 39 001
At the International Technology building in Breakenridge Arizona, Rowden Piper, a scientist has invented a special gauntlet that can kill mutants at a touch. Working late at night he is found by the late night watchman, who unaware of Piper's motives politely walks him out of the building. While in San Diego, O.Z. Chase's vehicle is left unattended and is made a target by car thieves, however they soon run afoul of Chase's dog Cerberus, who scares them away. Inside the Theatrical Bookings office, Chase is hassling owner of the company and elderly crippled man, into giving her information on Alison Blaire, whom the man had been booking gigs for recently. After some argument over the morality of bounty hunting, Chase gets the information he wants and leave. Returning to the truck Cerberus chomps up his last cigar.

Elsewhere, Dazzler is on sight of an accident wherein a rock slide causes a van full of people to fall off the side of the road and vicariously teeter on the edge of a cliff to certain doom. Using a combination of her athletic prowess and mutant powers, Dazzler manages to go to the peoples rescue, she is hailed as a hero, however she leaves shortly after telling them all she is Dazzler and they are at odds about being rescued by a known mutant. She is unaware that Rowden Piper is in the crowd and notes her passing.

Piper arrives at his home where his sick daughter is being cared for. Although Melissa has been abusing drugs for years, when she went into a catatonic state when seeing Dazzler's outing as a mutant she could only say marvel at the "light" see saw. Blaming Dazzler for his daughters condition, he dawns a suit of armer which he hopes to use to kill the mutant singer and his revenge.

O.Z. Chase tracks Dazzler down to a bar called Sweet Sue's where he calls in to the U.S. Bailsbonds for further instruction. He speaks with a different man, who encourages Chase to finish his mission, this man is also curiously crumbling into dust as well. Chase is then attacked by Piper, who sees the armed bounty hunter as a threat to his mission. He then tries to attack Dazzler who defends herself with her mutant light powers. Dazzler defends herself as Cerberus goes to revive Chase. As Dazzler and Piper fight it out on the roof of the bar, his house keeper Miss Shaw drives by with Melissa. Upon seeing the familiar lights, Melissa gets out of the car and goes toward them.

As the two fight on the bars gigantic neon lights, Dazzler's light powers manage to make Melissa snap out of her stupor. Piper however, is still bent on revenge and continues to try and kill Dazzler with his death-gauntlets even after the fight knocks off his specially shaded helmet. When Piper refuses to let go of Dazzler, Alison unleashes her full power in order to save herself. The battle ends in an ironic twist, this time it's Rowden who is in a light induced stupor, and his daughter Melissa caring after him as they are being taken away in an ambulance.

Returning to her hotel room, Dazzler is shocked to find O.Z. Chase and Cerberus inside, Chase tells her that there is a bounty on her head and Dazzler agrees to go peaceably in order to sort things out. This story is continued in Secret Wars II #4....

Appearing in "Travelers"

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Dazzler #40.

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Synopsis for "Travelers"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #40.
Dazzler Vol 1 40 001
Continued from Secret Wars II #4.... The mysterious man named Dust who has sent O.Z. Chase to collect Dazzler has decided to dispatch some of his agents, the Outriders, super-powered biker punks to intercept Chase and collect Alison. Chase himself has had his truck stalled on the side of the road since Dazzler was snatched up by the Beyonder. Finding no means of restarting his truck, O.Z. and Cerberus decide to hike it to the next town.

Meanwhile, in a shopping mall in Colorado the Beyonder has Dazzler suspended over the mall asking her to put on her best performance here in this very spot. The One From Beyond continues to offer his assistance to the mutant singer, however given her past experience having other people help her career Alison politely declines and convinces the Beyonder to return her to the roadside where he plucked her away realizing that O.Z. is no longer there, she bids the Beyonder farewell and goes looking for the bounty hunter.

O.Z. has since arrived in small town where he gets the mechanic to go and pick up his truck and then slips into a nearby bar to reflect on his current bounty, which has him troubled. The Outriders interrupt his thoughts by attacking him, demanding that he turn over Dazzler. O.Z. tries to scare them off with his shotgun, however it turns out the Outriders have minor telekenetic powers and use them to knock O.Z. out of the bar. Cerberus, roused from the attack simply enters the bar to drink his masters overturned beer, paying no mind to the attackers.

O.Z. is saved at the last minute by the arrival of Dazzler, who attacks the biker trio with her light powers. Seemingly outclassed, Dazzler is able to fight off the Outriders, however their powers soon begin to increase exponentially causing massive collateral damage. During the fight the Beyonder reappears, wishing to aid Dazzler in her battle and decides to become a costumed super-hero. He has decided that in order to feel good he must help others, and so fashions himself a costume and puts a limit on his powers so that he can experience limitations and challenge.

As the battle rages on, the Outriders powers increase in so much that he trio merge with their motorcycles to become a machine/human hybrid and attack the duo. Dazzler soon realizes the escalating battle is due to the Beyonder's machinations and decides to no longer take part in it. Her hunch being correct, the Beyonder reverts the Outriders back to normal when he realizes that Dazzler discovered the truth. Realizing that he was only doing this for his own satisfaction, the Beyonder and Dazzler agree to part amicably. However, before they depart the angry townspeople have rallied to chase the super-humans out of town. When the Beyonder hears the townspeople's complaints about the damage he uses his powers to restore everything to normal.

During the confusion the Outriders manage to escape, Dazzler and the Beyonder bid each other farewell, and Dazzler agrees to go along with O.Z. Chase to Arizona to sort out her apparent troubles with the law. This story is continued next issue...

Secret Wars II continues in Alpha Flight #28....

Appearing in "Revelations"

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Dazzler #41.

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Synopsis for "Revelations"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #41.
Dazzler Vol 1 41 001
Continued from last issue.... Dust has called in Stomper of the Outriders to account for the groups failure in capturing Dazzler. He explains to Stomper that he and Silence were scientists that developed a powerful drug for the CIA, however it was used on them and caused horrible results, Silence developing sounds muting powers while Dust's body crumbled and would need to transfer his mind into new bodies. The other test subjects soon spawn offspring that would have the drug in their system. This "New Wave" would soon have latent super-human abilities that were awakened by Dazzler's light powers when she publicly revealed her mutant powers. Gathering the New Wave as a cult under Dust and Silence's lead, the group would hope to capture Dazzler and force her to use her light powers to reawaken the full effect of the drugs in their systems so that they could be free from it's more lethal aspects. With his body rapidly crumbling, Dust then takes control of Stompers body and reports back to Silence. The two decide it's time to call in all their New Wave and capture Dazzler before it's too late.

Dazzler and O.Z. Chase meanwhile have been trying to track down the Outriders since they escaped their previous battle. Finding no leads, the two decide to call it a night before continuing their journey to Los Angeles to deal with Alison's legal problems. That night Silence uses her powers to contact all the members of the New Wave and gather them together in order to collect Dazzler. The call also reaches one man named Arthur Alan Smith, an inmate in Chanute, Kansas penitentiary, an obsessive Dazzler fan and he feels compelled to break out of jail and protect her.

Meanwhile, Dazzler is brought to a mansion in Denver by O.Z. Chase where she is met by someone she thinks is her father. However, Carter Blaire has become the latest victim and host body for Dust, and Chase unknowingly hands Dazzler over to her "father" to deal with her legal problems. Finding something fishy, Chase returns to the mansion and finds the decayed corpse of Stomper and realizes that it's a trick.

Dust meanwhile has revealed his true identity to Dazzler and his intentions for her, and sets his minion Joshua against her. She is able to use her light powers to defend herself. The battle takes it's toll on the novice Joshua who passes out from psychic feedback. When Dust demands that she use her light powers on him she refuses and gives up. When Dust attempts to possess her body, he is blasted by O.Z. Chase and seemingly perishes. Before dying, Dust boasts about his New Wave and Dazzler, determined to end this once and for all impulsively rushes off in a car leaving Chase behind. Meanwhile, aware of her husbands apparent demise, Silence begins preparing a reception for Dazzler.

This story is concluded next issue....

Appearing in "Curtain!"

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Dazzler #42.

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Synopsis for "Curtain!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Dazzler #42.
Dazzler Vol 1 42 001

In a police questioning room Arthur Alan Smith is being questioned by two police officers about his involvement at Camp Silence, all he can admit is that he "saved Dazzler"....

The night previous, O.Z. Chase, having teamed up with Dazzler's old lover the Beast have tracked her down to the deserted mansion on the Camp Silence compound. There they are attacked by the Outriders Chunk and Mama, and with the help of Cerberus, they defeat the two attackers. Meanwhile, Silence has relocated the New Wave and Alison to the now-abandoned laboratory where the drug that gave the New Wave their powers was invented. Silence has been using her muting powers to prevent Dazzler from absorbing sound and converting it into light energy. In order to insure Dazzler's obedience in using her light powers to empower the New Wave members, she shows that Alison's mother Katherine has not only been kidnapped but injected with the same drug and in order to prevent her mothers demise she must do their bidding.

Dazzler agrees and begins using her light powers to energize the New Wave members. Among their numbers is obsessed Dazzler fan Arthur Alan Smith (who used his powers of becoming invisible to all to escape prison), a member of the New Wave himself and incredibly concerned when Dazzler faints from over taxing her powers. As Dazzler is taken away to rest up for her next session, Arthur decides to use the gun he lifted from the prison as a final alternative to save his beloved singer.

During Dazzler's next performance, one that will surely kill her if she channels all her power to the members of the New Wave, Dazzler betrays them and fires a concentrated blast into her mother curing Katherine of the drugs effects. At that moment O.Z. Chase and Beast crash the factor and comes to Dazzler's rescue. They arrive to see Dazzler and Silence in a struggle together, Silence using her powers to try and stifle Dazzler's light powers. In a gamble, Dazzler decides to instead of channel light to let out the sound that she absorbed, this results Dazzler to unleash a sonic scream that causes Silence to wither away and die.

Just as the heroes think the battle is won, Dust reveals that he's been inhabiting the body of a member of the New Wave, a girl named Portia and threatens to possess her mothers body just like her fathers. Not wishing to lose another family member Dazzler attacks Dust. During the fight Arthur Alan Smith pulls out his gun and shoots Dust dead. With the compound crumbling the heroes manage to make their escape. Dazzler decides that she must go underground, and everyone present agrees to tell the authorities that the body of Portia (who resembles Dazzler) is really her and Smith, finding the seclusion of prison better than the outside world agrees to take the wrap and return to jail. After bidding farewell to her mother and O.Z. Chase, Alison leaves with Beast who propositions her into joining his new organization: X-Factor.

Appearing in "Dazzler: The Movie"

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Marvel Graphic Novel #12.

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Synopsis for "Dazzler: The Movie"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Graphic Novel #12.

While teaching an aerobics class, Alison briefly loses control over her powers and begins to glow in front of everyone, but corrects it before anyone can believe what they are seeing. After her class, she is approached by Eric Beale, the owner of Beale Productions, who is interested in connecting her with the "right" people, however she politely declines his offer and goes off to begin her regular workout. During her session, she is approached a nervous young man named Freddy who tries to befriend her. However, they are interrupted by the club owner Mr. Witwicky and Eric Beale. Beale informs Alison that he just bought the club and wants to promote her, a ploy to once more introduce her to the "right" people in the industry. She declines his offer to go out in favor of going out with Freddy, who she encourages to be a confident young man, and they share a brief kiss.

After her date, Alison returns home to relax and catch up on the news, the paper is full of the usual anti-mutant headlines, which makes her worry about being outed as a mutant and the effect on her career. Alison gets a call from Storm of the X-Men who is concerned about her well being with the current wave of anti-mutant hysteria; but Alison insists that she is fine and that she can look after herself. After the phone call she begins to get ready for her first L.A. singing gig. Elsewhere at the mansion of Roman Nikoboh, Roman sees out his latest female conquest and goes through his rigorous grooming routine so that he is presentable for Dazzler's show.

Attending the show is Eric Beale, who is still interested in trying to woo Dazzler into his employ. When her show is done, Dazzler is bombarded by paparazzi who question her about her involvement with Roman Nikoboh and she is forced to exit the club from the rear and catch a cab home. Upset over the negative publicity that Nikoboh has made for her, she is even more infuriated by the fact that he is in her apartment waiting for her and makes another sloppy advance toward her. Fed up with his constant meddling in her affairs, Alison screams at him until he leaves her apartment. Left alone, Alison wonders where her career can go if she has to rely on more famous people, with dubious intentions to carry her aloft.

While walking the streets the next day, Alison is once more confronted by Roman Nikoboh. He tries to follow her in his sports car, offering her a movie deal. She refuses but he continues to follow sending Alison into a run. When she rounds a corner, she uses her light powers to pop his tires causing him to crash. This doesn't stop Roman who cases after her, but suffers a minor heart attack from the physical exertion and Alison is forced to go to his aid. However, it really turns out that Roman had been faking it to see if she really did care. Finally warming up to Roman, she agrees to go out to dinner with him and listen to his next proposed movie deal, and Alison accepts trying to make it happen and the two being a relationship.

This gains them a lot of publicity and Alison starts living the life of the rich and famous and beings to openly indulge in its excesses. She eventually reveals to Roman her mutant nature and Roman is impressed and not at all turned off by her mutant nature, in fact her revelation only makes their relationship stronger. As the days progress, Roman finds a backer for their movie idea, from Eric Beale, in spite of Alison's misgivings about Beale's dubious interest in her, she agrees to the deal. They continue their whirlwind relationship and Alison plunges into the excessive life styles of the rich even further.

Days later she looks at herself in the mirror and is a little more than shocked to find that she is losing her shape. Roman then enters with a newspaper and reveals to her that he has publicly outed her as a mutant, hoping that they can garner more publicity for their movie and hopefully show mutants in a positive light. At first Alison is horrified that Roman has done this, but eventually she decides to go through with things and agrees to make a public demonstration of her mutant powers.

The appearance happens at an airport where Alison displays her powers to a large audience and by drawing energy from the sound of a jet engine to fuel her mutant power. The audience is horrified by the display and is visibly afraid of Alison's powers; a number of them flee the scene. Leaving, Dazzler is upset by the reaction and when they return to their hotel they are confronted by a group of anti-mutant bigots that Dazzler has to fight off with her light powers.

Dazzler decides to get back into shape, and in spite of the negative press that is generated from the revelation that she is a mutant; the film project goes on with a story that shows mutants in a positive light. The constant, and frequently violent protests against the movie deal has Roman worried about their mutual safety, however Dazzler, finally embracing her mutant nature is not worried and ensures him that she can look out for the both of them. When they screen the completed film, anti-mutant rioters smash into the studio forcing them to flee, Dazzler once more using her light powers to get them out of their jam.

The next day, she is called by Roman who tells her to go to the Beale Production Company before strangely hanging up the phone. Arriving there she is told that Roman had left and that Eric Beale wants to meet her. There she is blackmailed by Beale who had "bought" Roman with offering him a new concert tour and demands that she sign a new contract with him, where he owns her lock, stock and barrel, or face the destruction of her print and the career suicide. Alison does not break and refuses to sign the contract. She then uses her light powers to destroy both hers and Roman's contracts and supposedly the only print of the film and storms out of the studio.

Outside she is met by Roman, who after finding his courage had returned to try to terminate his contract. Alison tells him what she had done. With everything sorted out, Alison and Roman part amicably, and she vows that he will see her again and walks away once more proud of who she is.

This story is continued in Dazzler #35....

Appearing in "Beauty and the Beast Part 1"

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Beauty and the Beast #1.

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Synopsis for "Beauty and the Beast Part 1"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Beauty and the Beast #1.

In the nation of Latveria, Dr. Doom marvels over some sculptures when he receives word from his butler that someone in the United States is claiming to be Dr. Doom's soon. Doom thinks back many years to a time when a woman claimed that he had sired her boy, refusing the claim, Doom would have her exiled from his kingdom. Doom still finds these accusations preposterous however, Doom learning that his supposed heir has become something of a big name in California, decides to pay closer attention to his activities.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the Beast has taken time off from the Defenders to take a vacation and visit his friends Simon Williams and Dazzler. Beast is particularly worried about Dazzler since she outed herself as a mutant. When travelling into the city proper and finding that her last venue had closed down and posters of her last performance vandalized with anti-mutant epitaphs he finds that his concerns were well founded.

That night Alison herself has found herself at a Hollywood party in a mansion owned by Alexander Flynn. Flynn approaches Dazzler and tells her that he is a big fan, and offers her a singing gig as part of his "Underground Theatre." She initially refuses for fear that the audience would react negatively to the fact that she is a mutant, however Flynn assures her that it is safe. She goes for an audition held by the theatre's owner Hugo Longride, who is impressed with her signing prowess and has her sign a contract immediately. Shortly, Flynn begins taking Dazzler out to many Hollywood parties, convincing her to take up drinking once more and creates a media frenzy that lists the once proud musician as a queen of decadence in the papers. As the days progress, Alison is shocked to find that she is slowly losing control of her powers, and when she confronts Flynn about her negative press he tells her not to worry about their lies.

At a wrap up party on a studio, Dazzler talks with Max Rocker, an aggressive member of the theatre she joined. She is shocked to learn that all the members of the theatre are mutants. Attending the party is Wonder Man and Beast, and when Henry recognizes Dazzler, he doesn't like the way that Max Rocker is talking to her and approaches the two of them. The two men almost come to blows when Longride shows up to break it up. He secretly asks Max if he completed his "job" and Max confirms. Hugo then makes a quip that Alison and Hank are "Beauty and the Beast" which angers Hank again who tries to take a shot at the theatre owner, however Alison talks him out of it. Dazzler leaves with Hugo and his cohorts, dropping her purse behind when she realizes her powers are acting up again. Watching them go, Beast is convinced something suspicious is going on however Simon cautions his friend to be careful because Hugo Longride has a bad reputation.

Suddenly, Alison's powers spike out of control causing the girl to flee, Hugo sends one of his men to tail her. When the news about Alison's disappearance hits the newspapers, Beast decides to go out looking for her thinking that Hugo and his goons had something to do with it. Tracking Max back to his home and the two end up fighting, Beast demanding where he had taken Dazzler. As their battle rages, Alison herself has gone to the beach and let her powers finally go out of control before she falls into the ocean. She is then rescued and taken to safety by a strange group of people, the man hired to tail her reports back to Hugo about her whereabouts.

Back at Max's pad, Beast has beaten his foe into submission and forces him to call in to his bosses and find out Dazzler's location: 26 Ocean Circle. Beast travels to the location and finds it's a large house dubbed the "Heartbreak Hotel". Beast smashes through the door and demands to be taken to Dazzler, however the woman cleaning inside claims that she has never seen her on the property. When Beast notices a light shining out from under one of the doors, Beast forces his way past a young mutant named Poltergeist and finds Dazzler in an adjacent room, her powers brightly shinning out of control, and that the girl herself is almost delirious. Beast comes to her side, and cradles her in his arms telling her not to worry and that he will take care of her.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Heartbreak Hotel"

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Beauty and the Beast #2.

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Synopsis for "Heartbreak Hotel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Beauty and the Beast #2.

The Beast has tracked down Dazzler to the Heartbreak Hotel, a home run by the mysterious Kate, who opened her door to misfits seeking shelter (mostly mutants.) There she recounts to him the events that led her to this point: Meeting Alexander Flynn and his "Mutant Underground Theatre" crowd that ushered her into a life of decadence following the collapse of her career after she was outed as a mutant.

Finally recovering from the effects of the drugs that Flynn secretly put into her drinks, Dazzler meets with Kate and the others and learns about the Hotel and also about the various powers that the mutants living there have. Beast later joins her and they are left alone as it begins to rain, and the two appear to develop a romantic interest in each other. Later when one of the Hotel mutants named Link tries to cheer them up, Dazzler takes offence in Link's light hearted jokes about her budding relationship with the Beast and storms off. Following her into the Hotel's green house, the two share a kiss unaware that Poltergeist is hiding out in there. Not wanting to be discovered Mickey tries to keep his powers in check however the "poltergeist" he has to keep in check causes the glass in the green house to explode, making the two would-be lovers dive to the ground. Finding Mickey, Dazzler comforts the boy and she talks about how she would never use her powers to harm another.

Meanwhile, in Latveria, Dr. Doom receives more news about his apparent heir, Alexander Flynn. When he hears that Flynn has recently hired Dazzler as part of his show, he dismisses her as nothing more than a tawdry night club singer. Back in Los Angeles, Alexander Flynn arrives with one of his mutant "actors" who come to collect Dazzler. Beast refuses to let them take her and the self titled Howlers show off that they have a mutant barking power that weakens the Beast, however Henry manages to knock them out. Dazzler stops Henry before he can attack Flynn and tells him that she intends to go with Flynn to the theatre, much to Beasts chagrin. Sickened by this sight, Beast tells them both to get out of sight but instantly regrets rejecting Dazzler.

Beast manages to track down and purchase a ticket to the secret underground theatre, and notices that a lot of rich and influential people are in attendance. When Dazzler goes out on the stage to sing, she is booed by the crowd and Beast realizes that this "theatre" is really a gladiators theatre. Flynn then convinces her to go out and fight a horned mutant. Dazzler's powers keep the monster at bay, however it manages to harm her sending Beast bounding into action. With the crowd in a frenzy, Hugo Longride sends in the other Gladiators to engage in a battle royal before a frenzied audience. Dazzler breaks off from the fight with Beast when the horned mutant kills one of the other combatants. Returning to her dressing room, Dazzler is visited by members of the Gladiators who justify what they do as well as claim that the death in the arena was an accident. All the while, Max Racer is once more putting drugs into Dazzler's drink.

As Flynn is sweet talking her, Beast bursts in and wants to take Dazzler out of there, he manages to convince her to leave until her mutant powers start flaring out of control. Afraid of losing control of her power, and falsely believing that keeping the company of the Gladiator's prevent her powers from doing such, Dazzler turns away from Beast and tells him that she is staying with the Gladiators. Disgusted once more, Beast tells her off and storms out telling her that he won't chase after her again.

Beast then returns to the Heartbreak Hotel and tearfully wishes that this hadn't happened to such a good person as Alison Blaire.

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Appearing in "Showtime"

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Beauty and the Beast #3.

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Synopsis for "Showtime"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Beauty and the Beast #3.

Beast and Dazzler have made up following their previous argument and are taking in the beach. However their outing is interrupted when Beast's hirsute presence brings gawkers, however Dazzler talks Beast out of doing anything and the two leave. Later, Dazzler decides to go back to the Gladiators, and Beast notices that she only becomes like this when her powers begin to manifest outside of her control.

Returning to the Gladiators theatre, Dazzler arrives just as another training session is underway. However, the Gladiators pause when Dazzler enters and give her praise and when Hugo tries to get the group to get back to work his leadership is put into question when he is shown up by Alexander Flynn. After talking with Max and Ivana, she is shocked to find that they wear battle scars like a badge of honour. Lamenting her position while in a training session, Dazzler begins to wonder what Beast is up to and begins to cry.

Henry has returned to the Heartbreak Hotel to sulk over Dazzler's plight and his feelings toward her. He is visited by Kate and Poltergeist who convince him to try to talk Dazzler into returning once more. Back at the theatre, Flynn, Max and Ivana (in another ploy to further gain Dazzler's trust and cooperation) get "revenge" on Horns, the mutant who murdered one of his fellows in the previous battle. Later as Dazzler is preparing for her next performance, she is dressing up like a Native American warrior when Beast shows up. He tries to talk her into coming back with him, but she refuses telling him that she feels at home with the Gladiators. Disgusted with Dazzler once more, Beast takes a tube of lipstick and draws a mocking "war paint" design on her face and storms out telling her that he's not going to stand by and watch her kill herself. After Beast leaves Dazzler bursts into tears and her powers begin to flair out of control once more.

On his way out, Beast decides to snoop around Flynn's operation and finds a chemistry set and is horrified to learn that Flynn and his cronies have been making a drug that they have been using on Dazzler. While back at the Heartbreak Hotel, Poltergeist, feeling that he should do something tries to convince Kate and Link to help him go to Dazzler's rescue. Kate declines, but Link agrees to come along.

Back at Flynn's theatre, as the next performance rages on, the Beast is caught by Flynn's men and is drugged into a state that matches his beastly appearance. Next, Flynn and his men have a mockery of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" set up. Dazzler is at first happy to see Hank, however when he attacks her she is forced to use her light powers to defend herself. Forcing Beast up against a rose bush, the drugs begin to wear off on him. Dazzler continues to keep the Beast at bay, over the demands from the crowd that she kill Hank. However, she refuses to do so and goes to the McCoy's side. As furious as the crowd, Hugo demands that the other Gladiators kill both Dazzler and the Beast. However, Flynn steps in and demands that the show end.

When Hugo tries to pull rank on Flynn and the other mutants, Flynn orders them to kill Hugo to which the Gladiators comply, with the audience hailing Flynn as the new chief of the theatre. While in Latveria, news about Flynn's rise to power and the deactivation of the spying device that Doom had planted in the theatre going off line, Dr. Doom decides that it's time that he deals with his apparent heir personally.

This story is concluded next issue....

Appearing in "Love Is the Answer!"

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Secret Wars II #4.

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Synopsis for "Love Is the Answer!"

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Secret Wars II #4.

The Beyonder and Sharon Ing share a kiss before he brushes his teeth and says goodbye to her without telling her who he is or anything else about himself. He gets in his Lamborghini and flies off in it. As he goes along he ponders on the human emotions such as "desire". He means to experiment further with the humans. He believes that all humans follow predictable patterns. He finds one being though, Algrim the Elf, that does not fit this mold and he decides to restore him from the lava pits he is in from fighting Thor. He awakens him as "Kurse" and this being walks through the sea towards the U.S. He also finds Cindy Adams, Brandy Clark, the Thing, Silver Surfer, and Captain America each have desires he tries to understand. As he thinks of these desires American F-16's try to take him down. They shoot his car and he swaps places with one of the pilots in the F-16.

Later, the Beyonder shows up at Molecule Man and Volcana's house. She leaves and Molecule Man tells the Beyonder about love and what it is and does for humans. The Beyonder thinks on this and then teleports back to Washington to find Sharon Ing has committed suicide. He revives her and asks her of love. He then decides that Dazzler is a woman he desires. He tells Sharon to leave and she does.

Meanwhile, Dazzler is being transported by O.Z. chase as his prisoner. As they are talking, Dazzler is suddenly teleported to a distant place in the solar system. She is scared and strikes out at the Beyonder. He mesmerizes her and tells her about himself. She demands to be put back on Earth and he teleports her to the Antarctic, then Paris, then a Nepalese mountaintop where he kisses her.

Dazzler wakes up in a hotel bed and meets the Beyonder for breakfast. He teleports to Canada to get her a gift. There he meets Alpha Flight who thinks he may be with Omega Flight and tries to subdue him to ask. He fights them off and grabs Shaman's pouch from him. He makes it larger and Talisman is recovered from it for payment for the ring which the Beyonder takes from the pouch. He returns to Dazzler in France and tried to give the ring to her. She refuses and gets back to her band and her life. The Beyonder then teleports her to a concert stage and tells her to sing for her crowd he created for her. She refuses again and they teleport to the city. There the Avengers try to stop him since they know what damage he can do. They fight and Dazzler finally stops them. They both then teleport to Nepal. There the Beyonder tries to show her that she is not "nothing" to him as she claims. He turns her into pure energy and they kiss. She gets scared and flies off and then the energy drains from her and she falls to the Earth. There she dies and the Beyonder lashes out with an energy force that destroys a galaxy far away. Then he brings her back to life and realizes the meaning of true love and releases her from his mind control. He then tells her that she will forget all that has transpired and she will go back to being herself and living her life.

Secret Wars II continues in Dazzler #40, Alpha Flight #28, Rom #72 and Avengers #261....

Secret Wars II
Secret Wars II #1 New Mutants #30 Captain America #308 Uncanny X-Men #196 Iron Man #197 Secret Wars II #2 Web of Spider-Man #6 Amazing Spider-Man #268 Fantastic Four #282 Secret Wars II #3 Daredevil #223 Incredible Hulk #312 Avengers #260 Secret Wars II #4 Dazzler #40 Alpha Flight #28 Rom #72 Avengers #261 Secret Wars II #5 Thing #30 Doctor Strange Vol 2 #74 Fantastic Four #285 Secret Wars II #6 Cloak and Dagger Vol 2 #4 Power Pack #18 Micronauts Vol 2 #16 Thor #363 Power Man and Iron Fist #121 Secret Wars II #7 New Mutants #36 Amazing Spider-Man #273 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #111 Uncanny X-Men #202 Defenders #152 Secret Wars II #8 New Mutants #37 Amazing Spider-Man #274 Avengers #265 Uncanny X-Men #203 Fantastic Four #288 Secret Wars II #9 Avengers #266



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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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