From CoH Comic Index
The Justice-Knights comic book series that follows the exploits of an unfamilair d-list super group as their adventures put them more and more in the spotlight.
The story arcs Introductions brings us several different storylines that showcase several different members of the super group the Justice-Knights.
#1 Introductions and Executions
#2 Division and Reunion
#3 Love and Remorse
The story arc entitled Obey is a six issue storyline. Something is wrong in Paragon City and it seems only Sin Stalker is trying to figure it out.
#4 Obey 1of6
A mystery is brewing. Sister Psyche in a coma, most of the Vindicators and Freedom Phalanx in Europe searching for those responsible... and is Manticore not Manticore?! With most of the Justice-Knights away for the holidays, only Sin Stalker seems to suspect the truth.
#5 Obey 2of6
#6 Obey 3of6
The third part of the first multi issue story arch continues as our heroes struggle to survive and find help. Will they find the assistance they need or is a city filled with heroes that are turning against them going to be their final downfall?
#7 Obey 4of6
The fourth part of the first multi issue story arch continues as our heroes struggle to survive and find help. Find out the connection between CyCorp and the strange actions of Manticore! Know if this truly is Manticore or a fake! The end is nigh!
#8 Obey 5of6
The fifth part of the first multi issue story arch. Like Statesman's Call several years earlier, Manticore's Call goes out to the public; asking all citizens and heroes to rally against the evil Cyril Corporation and the Justice-Knights. The stakes continue to increase against the heroes of our story.
#9 Obey 6of6
- Sin Stalker
- Soul Harverst
- Dark Synaspe
- Lady Inferus
- Dr. Frostburg
- Mad Mummy
- Madcap Mangler
- Mr. Cyril
- Nurse Frigid
- Saber Strike aka "the Assassin"
- General Bronze aka "The General"
- Agent First
- Simple Minded
All Justice-Knights issues are available in several formats: Issuu and PDF.
There are plans to edit issue #1 down to a more convenient size, implementing many things learned over the course of the series comic making. The storyline though will remain the same. It will simply be "fixed".
Besides that alternation, plans for an issue #0 are planned to be made as well.
History & Origins
Just after the end of the first Rikti Invasion/War, a group of scientists working at Sai Labs began experiments on an Aquatic being that was captured. What these morally absent scientists didn't realize was that this being had limited mental abilities. In his weakened state, the being reached out with his mind in attempt to find help. Random heroes from around the city heard him on some limited level and were drawn to a seemingly random city block. These heroes were;
These heroes banded together for a reason they did not know and in the end saved the final member of their group, the aquatic hero Mesmerman.
This group stayed together and did a lot of good until one of their own turned. Dr. Killion was a man trapped inside of a demon's body, because of an experiment done by the Nazi's in World War Two. While the doctor was in the demons body, for decades the demon was inside his body. The demon was responsible for many evils over the decades but thanks to the efforts of the Justice-Knights, and the technology of Accelerator, the heroes were able to remove the demon's mind and event merge the human and demon bodies. This allowed the hero Dr. Killion to transform at will and continue being a hero as well enjoy a normal life and love.
This was however not the end. The demon's mind returned and began to take control of the doctor. The end result was the destruction of Accelerator and the disbanding of the group. Dr. Killion's two forms were seperated and the doctor was once again trapped inside the demonic form.
Accelerator was brilliant and had always had a back up plan. Upon any critical damage to his form, his mind would be uploaded and sent back to his hidden lab and group HQ. He had an experimental new body, utilizing nano-cell technology to create a more human-looking form. His mind was to be downloaded into this 2.0 body however something went wrong and when the Justice-Knights returned, they found their base in flames. Within the rubble, the did however discover the prototype Accelerator form known as Databank. Upon examination they discovered the computer system attempted to download Accel's mind into the prototype body. The prototype's computerized brain was inferior and unable to handle a full mind and so the result was an android with all of Accel's memories but none of his thought processes or personality remained.
- Dr. Frostburg
- Power Surge
- General Orange
- Ms. Wonder
- Silent Dragon
- Thorny Devil
- Stone Samurai
- Any many many more...
The group had taken on an "unlimited" policy and their ranks flourished greatly. Previous members such as Lady Inferus and Dark Synapse left Paragon but Sin Stalker remained to lead them. They were on their way to becoming a great force for justice but it would be short-lived. An enemy, Marius Thorn was a rogue member of the mystical group the Circle of Thorns. The "Prince of Thorns" brought together rogue members of many other Paragon groups including, from the Freakshow, 5th Column, Manglers, Devouring Earth and more. His plan was one of betrayal as he used their powers and energies, leaving them weakened, and creating a giant monster that fused all these powers together into one. It was a true chimera. The creature was created just north of Talos Island and began a path of destruction. Marius' own creature betrayed him and would have destroyed the island city if it wasn't for the efforts of the Justice-Knights. Only the majority of the Knights and other random heroes were able to join in the battle as the creature was able to put up a force field, trapping the first heroes on the scene inside and keeping any help an reinforcements outside. Uses of teleporters and communication were all blocked.
The heroes' efforts prevented the island's destruction but came at a terrible cost. The group, filled with dozens and dozens of heroes was now filled with death. Only one hero, Power Surge, survived the main battle zone and was left in a coma. Other heroes such as Sin Stalker, General Orange and a few surviving others remained alive only because they were trapped outside the battle zone. The events of this day are known now as the "Talos Island Tragedy". It is Sin Stalker's main regret and failure. Investigating the events, it is Sin's belief that one or more of their members had betrayed them and were responsible for helping their group trigger the shield trap that allow so many deaths.
Open Invite Policy
The group was now much smaller than it once was. Many members such as General Orange left while old members such as Dark Synaspe and Lady Inferus returned. It was now that members of the group, Spykefury, Israfel, Soul Harverst, Mad Mummy, Patman and other characters of the Justice-Knights comic series, slowly joined. Over the next several months, the group reformed with an altered-"unlimited" policy called an open door policy the group grew at a much steadier rate, instead of overflowing with new members they could not monitor. Behind their backs, Sin would invade their privacy and cross many lines in fear of another tragedy and betrayal occurring.
From here the Justice-Knights would continue until one of the members that has been there since the beginning, Sin Stalker seemed to have met his fate. This human, armed with no super powers save the ability to sense those in need, was killed when one of the most powerful superheroes, Statesman, crashed into him at amazing speed. With Sin dead and the revelation of his betrayal into their own personal privacy, the open door policy ended.
With many heroes moving on from the group, only a few members remained, aided by their new member they were;
- Stalkling, now going by the name of his mentor, Sin Stalker
- Dark Synaspe
- Lady Inferus
- Dr. Frostburg
Along with part-timers;
This group continued on, struggling without the hero that not only brought them together, but kept them together. Little did they know that their darkest time and foe would be just on the horizon and the death of their leader would only be the first.
Planned Story Arcs
Besides the current Introductions and Obey storylines, several other storylines are planned. However there is no guarantee that these storylines will not be altered or canceled.
- Bad Business
- Attack of the Mermen or The Return
- The Nexus or The Forgotten
- The Second Rikti Invasion
- Enemy Within
- Crazy Sin
In the future, new members are planned to eventually come in the series. These include;
- Captain Mezz
- Nova Sentry
- Mighty Minx
- Dr. Dositheus
All issues are available www.jkcomics.com