Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Horror Of Claw

1.

Land Of Ricca

Even The Claw requires sleep. Tonight in his one bedroom apartment, he struggles to sleep in a tiny half bed. Finally he sits up in frustration.

His mind keeps going back to New York City and his brief alliance with Missile Miser, Gentleman Brute and Dr.Dracula.

He had decided to strike out on his own and savor some new death and destruction. Before he was opposed by a team of armored heroes known as Horse Power.

They were no match for the Claw. He would have cracked open their
shells and devoured the flesh within. If not for that halfwit,
the Missile Miser.

That gave Horse Power the chance to defeat Claw. He returned
to Ricca and continues to honor his treaty with the Earth Governments.

But he cannot stand this life any longer. He senses that the Gold Sama is
weak. That his power can no longer contain the Nightmare Of Ricca.

Something more he senses an energy on this plane of existence similar to his
father.

Before Claw can ponder these ideas further, he disappears from his
apartment and appears on board the Space Ship belonging to the Rulians.

Claw clad in only a small pair of leopard print briefs attacks.

Claw dismantles the Rulian Guards.

Ripping out the first guards throat and tearing the arm off of the other.

A voice comes out of the walls.

"Calm yourself. I can make you more powerful than you
dare dream."

"I know that voice...."


****

In the garage/gym of Duel Devil.

Brad Simon, better known as the Yellow Duel-Devil is sparring with his
super powered companion Mia Rivera, better known as White Fury.

They have been sparing for an hour. Mia has been unable to hit Duel-Devil
once. Finally as his stamina runs low, she punches him in the chest, sending
him crashing into the garage door.

Mia has a sly smile.

"Looks like I win."

Brad gets up holding his ribs.

"You would think so."

"What do you mean?"

"Look in the mirror."

She looks in the mirror and sees her face and body covered in blotches of
paint.

"What is this?"

"I wanted to show bad your technique is. You're a good fighter and
the serum will carry you a long way. But what if I had super strength? You
would be in a world of pain, or even dead."

"Now, wait a second."

"I'm not trying to insult you. You are a good fighter. But I don't want
anything to happen to you."

Mia's eyes briefly light up.

Brad stammers a bit.

"Well you're my teammate. Of course I want to protect you. I give advice to
Arrowmatic all the time."

"Right... So do you want to go another round."

"After I sit down for a bit. I think you bruised my ribs."

****

 China

Duel-Devil and the White Fury are not the only ones training. Becky
Sanders, known to us as Star Shock, has been trying to test her powers.

The fight with Thunder Thief put a scare into her. She had been thinking her
powers made her invincible. Then Thunder Thief took her down with relative
ease.

Gold Sama has been very hands off in her training. So she has been taking
lessons from Jianhu. He has been teaching her how to get the most out of
her powers.

Now she is being given a speed test. She left Drama Bay an hour ago and
crossed the continental United States, Europe and the Soviet Union.

She did not imagine she could move this fast. What's more her eye sight has
not been hampered.

But with all this power, the Pyramid Master is still insisting it is not enough.

That a greater power will soon destroy all life.

She tries to think of her term papers due tomorrow as she returns to DuPont Towera

****

Jed DuPont, the Gold Sama sits behind his desk. He is finalizing the deal
to launch the DuPont Satellite.

He is still worried about his team. The man known as Kid "Old" Blur, quit the team after the fight with Thunder Thief. The ordeal of having his powers stolen put a scare into him.

The lights in his office and all of the DuPont Tower explode. Even with his
current limitations, he finds the source on the third floor.
Fantomah is laying on the floor clutching her skull.

"What the devil is wrong with you Fantomah?"

"My nephew, he is on his way."

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