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ISSUE 1: Reflection |
ISSUE 2: Hero Without a Name
ISSUE 3: Don’t Mess With Mama
ISSUE 4: Like a Father
ISSUE 5: Sun Man Triumphant
ISSUE 6: Bennie
ISSUE 7: Ideas
ISSUE 8: Into the Fire
ISSUE 9: Uncle Carl
ISSUE 10: School of Hard Knocks
ISSUE 11: Saturday Afternoon
ISSUE 12: Neighborhood Heroes
ISSUE 13: The Funeral
ISSUE 14: Dream Tunnel Part One
ISSUE 15: Dream Tunnel Part Two
ISSUE 16: Dream Tunnel Part Three
ISSUE 17: Sun Man®
ISSUE 18: Emergency
ISSUE 19: Superheroes Don’t Cry
ISSUE 20: Ayeesha’s Christmas
ISSUE 21: On Death’s Short List
ISSUE 22: Dreams of Things Forgotten
ISSUE 23: Apologies and Consequences
ISSUE 24: Supeeroes Always Come Part One
ISSUE 25: Supeeroes Always Come Part Two
ISSUE 26: Trick and More Trick
ISSUE 27: A Hero Falls
ISSUE 28: Battle of Beverly Hills
ISSUE 29: A Brief Conversation
ISSUE 30: Questions
Los Angeles, California, the city where fantasy is an industry and reality is for losers. In this city there are a lot of people with powers. Some are super heroes and villains in colorful costumes, and some don’t tell anyone what they can do. Then there are people with power. They are the super-rich, the ones whose families have worked behind the scenes for generations. You never see them on TV news, but they work both sides of the law too.
In this city Randall Moss, a self made billionaire, puts millions into making himself into a hero called Knighthawk. He designs a fantastic suit and a flying car to go with it. When he meets an orphaned boy he realizes that there is so much more he can do with his money than beat up bad guys.
Meanwhile Mike, a penniless young man arrives in town on a Greyhound bus. He has acquired incredible powers from a medallion he found in the desert. Does he have the maturity to use them wisely? He is enamored by the glamour and fame of being a superhero, but he hasn’t faced the hard decisions that a true hero has to make. He finds out that the superhero name that he planned to use was the title of a movie that came out before he was born. He feels he has to come up with another name.
Moss puts away Knighthawk and all the fancy gadgets that he invented for the superhero. He is happy raising his adopted son. His friend Marcus, who lives closer to the streets, is an ex Special Forces operative. He trained Moss for his role as Knighthawk. Marcus sees some trouble in his neighborhood and decides, since Moss isn’t using the equipment, that Knighthawk should live again.
Mike has a hard time surviving in L.A. with no money. Even a superhero has to eat. He meets a businessman who agrees to help him. “This is Hollywood,” the man says. “Everybody needs a publicist.” The businessman bankrolls an office with a staff, and starts finding Mike heroic rescues to perform and crimes to thwart. He also comes up with a new superhero name, Sun Man. Mike doesn't like it, but the businessman threatens to pull all his funding if Mike doesn't go along.
Knighthawk protects good people in Marcus's neighborhood from gangs and drug dealers. Marcus is pretty content to be local hero, keeping under the radar of the media. He follows one drug operation up to the next level and realizes that he needs more help. He talks to Randall Moss, who reluctantly agrees to appear as Knighthawk in a prototype suit. After they take down that drug operation, Marcus and Moss realize that Knighthawk isn't a person, he is a concept. Any number of suits could be made and it could seem like the hero is everywhere, if they can find good men to wear them.
This sets Knighthawk, guided by a good man and his fortune, on a collision course with Sun Man, who is backed by vast old money that has no conscience. Even though Mike means well, his new partners are gaining control of his identities, both public and secret.
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