DC Graphic Novel #1
|Writer:||Elliot S! Maggin|
|Artist:||Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez|
Hukkas appear out of the ground saying "Tar-ee Fors." One goes to wake Zeke, the last human on the planet. He reruns a surface monitor and watches the original Atari Force's adventure (AF1.03). Meanwhile, Jed and Tommy, a couple of rebels against the Zylons, have followed the signs of Atari Force's battle to Zeke's planet. As the three meet, a Zylon regenerates from its own remains and attacks. Zeke, with the Hukkas' help, builds guns that shoot rocket spears at the Zylons, carrying them into space. This is one of the few ways to kill a Zylon without it regenerating. Zeke then submits to Jed and Tommy his plan to use the Star Raider cruiser to defeat the Zylons and they go along with it. Jed stays to fix the cruiser while Tommy flies off to recruit pilots.
While Tommy is recruiting on Oric, the Zylons broadcast her image and say she is wanted. She heads for her ship while an ambitious alien follows. Meanwhile, an accident with the Star Raider's brain bug temporarily links Jed's and Tommy's minds, long enough for him to get her to shoot the alien following her. As Tommy is shot down trying to escape, Jed takes the Star Raider cruiser to her rescue. The spectacular rescue brings five recruits following after them, the most notable being Skrimsh.
The Star Raiders go through training, until Skrimsh steals the cruiser one night. Tommy goes to get him back. After a battle with the Zylons, Tommy locks her tractor beams onto the Star Raider cruiser and takes him back to Zeke's planet. When she releases the ship, though, Skrimsh takes off again. This time Jed follows, too. As he heads for the Zylon homeworld, Skrimsh remembers his life as a street urchin on Oric. He was told by an old vagrant that he is probably the last of his empathic race, the Guattians. Their entire planet was destroyed by the Zylons several years ago for reasons unknown. After some more battles, Skrimsh makes it to the Zylon homeworld and starts willing the Zylons out of his way. Zeke sees what's happening, realizes what's going on, and asks Jed and Tommy to come back for him. Meanwhile, Skrimsh confronts the Zylon queen and discovers she is also a Guattian. She was a biologist who discovered the weak-willed Zylons and became their mother/queen. She destroyed Guat because collectively the Guattians were a threat. Skrimsh removes the queen's life support and she dies of old age. He then wills all the Zylons home, at which point the Zylon planet explodes. Jed, Tommy, and Zeke show up and discover Skrimsh has survived by donning the queen's life-support system. They pick him up and take him home.
Cover scan courtesy Nick Roche.
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