Thrill-Power™ From The Archives-A.B.C Warriors:Deadlock.
Soon to be reprinted,including other rare solo missions by some of comicdom’s finest talents and new cover art from design droid,Pye Parr, this forgotten mini-classic features the most enigmatic of all the A.B.C. Warriors:Deadlock-Grand Wizard of the Knights Martial,Disciple of Khaos;and now vigilante robot!
Torquemada, evil Grand Master of Termight (Earth,thousands of years in the future) and arch-enemy, Nemesis the Warlock, are dead- thrown into a black hole together, lost forever to the void..(see Nemesis the Warlock Book X:The Final Conflict).
Now,two years on,renamed Terra it is a very different place:aliens are welcome on planet and mandrakes- human/alien hybrids- are commonplace; practices which would be totally unthinkable and punishable by death in the Vaporisation Vats, under the rule of Torquemada.
Purity Brown, former alien freedom fighter and human leader of Nemesis the Warlock's resistance movement,Credo, is now President of Terra, adopting an “open-door” policy allowing alien races access to the planet, free from bigotry and persecution; but without Torquemada's rigid laws and strict discipline, Purity believes order is breaking down.
To make matters worse gang warfare has erupted between mandrake bikers and fanatical followers of Torquemada, the Terminators.
On top of all this citizens of Terra are being terrorised by a ruthless serial killer, known as “The Accountant” responsible for the deaths of over two hundred aliens and mandrakes- but a mysterious vigilante biker has been bringing his own brand of justice to the twisting ‘tubes' of Terra..
..Is he the only one that can catch this elusive killer?
Deadlock (Progs1212-22,27Sep-6Dec’00).Pat Mills(w).Henry Flint(a).
Cover art (Prog1218,8Dec’00) from John Charles.