Atari Force #20, main story
"Trial . . . and Verdict"
|Cover:||unsigned (probably Ed Barreto)|
The trial begins, but it is not very organized. Senator Jamieson is on the panel. While Atari Force has been gone, he and his cronies have taken over the council, running it as a business and setting up defense contracts. Rident attempts to help by showing a hologram of the implant from Blackjak, but no one is convinced. Champion goes on a tirade about the idea of New Earth being corrupted by developing weapons, at which point a recess is called. During the recess, the Tazlings free Pakrat and Dart has a vision of "shining pavilions" and Atari Force inside.
As the court reconvenes, Morphea uses her and Kargg's memories to recreate the Dark Destroyer briefly, convincing everyone of its existence. During the display, a Tazling drops a lockpick to Tempest. Champion makes a final statement, and Tempest opens his handcuffs and releases the others. Morphea uses her powers to prevent anyone from attempting to stop them. The Tazlings have brought a multiverse shuttle (a transparent dome with a control console) out of Champion's lab piece by piece and reassembled it. Babe, Blackjak, Champion, Dart, Morphea, Taz, the Tazlings, and Tempest leave for Old Earth, leaving Dr. Orion and Prof. Venture behind but they promise to join Atari Force someday. Champions last words, in response to Blackjak's inquiry to their destination, are, "I'm setting course for Old Earth, Blackjak . . . for I have a dream."
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