by Philip-Todd Franklin
A young man named Hiroshi Tain struggles to understand how he has become an agent of Old Glory! More importantly, how can this Japanese-American become a member of Rick Flagg’s Freedom Force, when the old soldier already hates his guts? Meanwhile, as Hi-Jack continues to search out the Earth-X counterparts of his old allies, Amos Fortune and the Royal Flush Gang of Earth-One, has he inadvertently made an enemy who seeks his death? And what murderous dark force is destroying the Imperial Japanese fleet, one sailor at a time? Guest starring Plastic Man and Max Mercury, the former Quicksilver!
As the last of the Imperial Japanese Occupation forces are routed from mainland California, Quicksilver and the Creature Commandos find themselves fighting a new threat: the Divine Wind, Imperial Japan’s answer to the Freedom Fighters. But even they may pale in comparison to the threat that is looming on the horizon for the entire world: the so-called Manhunter from Mars has been cloned, and the first of these clones has plans of his own for his faux Martian army. But can even the combined forces of the Freedom Fighters, the SS Ubermenschen, and the Creature Commandos defeat the Martians? Guest starring the Jester, Margo the Magician, and the Blue Tracer!
California has been occupied for several months by Imperial Japanese forces, but now the American armed forces have finally begun retaking that state. If Los Angeles can be reclaimed with the help of the new Quicksilver and the California Resistance, then the rest of the state will soon follow. But will the Japanese be ousted that easily?
With their leader the Manhunter still in Occupied California, the Red Torpedo now leads the SS Ubermenschen, Germany’s super-powered answer to the Freedom Fighters. But when this Nazi super-team relocates to England to capture the terrorist known as the Jester and the English Resistance fighter called 711, have they met their match? Meanwhile, will the Ray of the Freedom Fighters be able to infiltrate the group from within? And how will Quicksilver stop the powerful Manhunter from killing any more Americans in California? Also guest starring Billy Dunn and Bomber Jones of the Blue Tracer.
After being injured in a lab accident more than a year ago, chemist Richard Ito of Los Angeles, California, spent almost a year in a coma. When he awoke, his state was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army, and he possessed super-speed. Now all Richard wants to do is use his speed to avoid the Japanese forces in Occupied California and occasionally pester them. But will the imprisonment of his brother Patrick, a member of the California Resistance, force him to change his mind? Will he be forced to become the new Quicksilver after all?