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Captain Britain

Appearing in "True Confessions!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Cloak and Dagger #4

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Synopsis for "True Confessions!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Cloak and Dagger #4

Dagger is hospitalized because she has been sending out too many light daggers to help feed Cloak’s hunger for light and doctors are struggling to understand her condition. Cloak arrives and insists that Dagger take back the light he has consumed from her to restore her health. Detective O’Reilly seems to understand their unusual relationship but Father Delgado is troubled by the interaction. Cloak and Dagger offer to reveal their origin to Delgado and O’Reilly to help them understand who they are. They enter Cloak’s cloak and are teleported to The Holy Ghost Church.

After they arrive at the church, Dagger reveals her real name to be Tandy Bowen and begins telling her story. She reveals that she was a teenager in wealthy suburban Cleveland but that her mother prioritized her career over raising her despite her talents ballet dancing. Her real father isn’t in the picture and she rejects her step-father’s desire to build a relationship with her and is meanwhile heart-broken when a local boy leaves for college who she thought loved her. Feeling alone and unloved she decides to go to New York City.

Cloak then begins to tell his story and reveals his name to be Tyrone, a poor kid from South Boston who struggled with a stuttering problem despite succeeding in school and showing prowess on the basketball court. He is befriended by another classmate named Billy who is with Tyrone when they witness a shooting. Billy is shot and killed by police when they assume Tyrone and Billy are culpable and Tyrone blames himself as he was unable to explain the situation to the trigger-happy cops due to his severe stutter.

Tyrone flees from the law to New York City and is reflecting on his situation when he witnesses Tandy getting her purse stolen and tackles the thief. Tandy is gracious and buys Tyrone a meal. Afterwards, they are approached by a group who offer them a place to stay. They reluctantly agree but Tyrone suspects trouble. Tandy and Tyrone are attacked and put on a boat that takes them to Ellis Island where runaways are being experimented upon by chemists with a synthetic drug meant to replace more expensive heroin imports. The other kids succumb to the experimental drug but it doesn’t seem to affect Tandy and Tyrone in the same way and they escape. As they swim through the river while fleeing, Tandy mentions that she’s burning up despite the freezing water and Tyrone becomes swallowed by darkness until Tandy begins to glow brightly and dispels the darkness. When they are back on land, they struggle to understand the new sensations and powers affecting them and come to the conclusion that the experimental drug must be the culprit.

After concluding their story, Cloak says that their mission is to help save children from a similar fate as theirs. O’Reilly is compelled to omit the details from her police report to prevent any further harassment from law enforcement and Father Delgado admits that his place is not to judge, but to pray for them instead.

Appearing in "Endgame"

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Synopsis for "Endgame"

Captain Britain lies face down in the dirt, beaten and bloodied. Across the battlefield, the forms of Mad Jim Jaspers and the Fury shift and change from moment to moment as onlookers watch in horror. Suddenly, the two adversaries vanish.

The Moon. The Fury anchors itself to the rocky landscape, spewing liquid nitrogen at its opponent.

The ocean floor. The Fury increases its body pressure while growing its nervous system and absorbing Jaspers' quills.

The Sun. Using the Braddock Manor supercomputer's logic, the Fury adjusts its molecular structure.

A river of tar in a chrome landscape. The Fury thinks how the "Jaspers-thing" can alter reality, but only if there is a reality to manipulate. It knows of an 'unspace' that it traveled to recently in order to shift dimensions. It must go back.

A realm of flesh. Jaspers transforms into another grotesque monster to fight the Fury, but the killing machine has other plans.

'Unspace'. Slowly, in the empty void, the Fury reaches towards Mad Jim, grapsing the mutant by the head. A small filament passes between the hands of the Fury and incinerates the brain of the reality-manipulator. Sir James Jaspers is dead.

Having completed its objective, the Fury teleports the pair back to Earth-616 to continue its work. After seeing the deceased body of their leader, the Crazy Gang attacks the Fury, but the creature quickly dispatches the rabble. However, the Fury needs time and materials to reconstruct itself and move forward. Time it doesn't get.

The revived Captain Britain launches himself at the Fury, keeping up the heat and trying to not allow the creature a respite. He steadily eviscerates the Fury, taking out chunk after chunk of the ever-adapting monstrosity. Captain UK and Saturnyne watch in amazement as the Captain begins to fell his adversary. Their hopes are in vain, however, as the Fury shoots a tether out of its eye and into Brian's shoulder.

Finally, as she reflects on the death of her husband and stares down the possible death of her newfound friend, Linda McQuillan snaps. In a rage, she flies towards the Fury and begins tearing its body to shreds. Howling, screaming and crying, Linda obliterates the Fury as the creature accepts its fate. It isn't until ten minutes later that Brian helps her down from her rage as the pair cry together. Saturnyne, as usual, has other plans. She reaches down and collects a small amount of cells from the puddle of sludge that was the Fury.

On Otherworld, Roma packs up the tattered remains of the chess game she watched her father agonize over until his very death, taking the pieces of Brian, Linda and Saturnyne with her. She then summons the three heroes to her father's coffin in preparation of his funeral.

Appearing in "When In Rome..."

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  • Neat Pete Sligo
  • Vinny McGee
  • Ralph McGee

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  • Simon Briggs' mother
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Synopsis for "When In Rome..."

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Appearing in "The Living Planet"

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Synopsis for "The Living Planet"

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This issue also contains a Night Raven text story.

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