New Universe analyses: Justice #24-28

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New Universe analyses: Justice #24-28

Post by Creelman » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:13 pm

Justice
JUSTICE 24
Published: October 1988

First story
Written by Peter David; Drawn by Mike Gustovich (art)
Appearances: Justice Tensen; Dennis Foley (introduction); Angela Tensen; N.S.C. [Victor Pasko; Agent Chauncy; Terrance Updike]; Col. Mac Browning; Mr. Foley (introduction); Mrs. Foley (introduction); President Ronald Reagan; Baker (introduction); Psi-Hawk (cameo); Rodstvow (cameo, villain); Mrs. Cryder (introduction)
Brief synopsis: The N.S.C. sends Justice to Duncanville, Texas, to investigate a paranormal ex-con, Dennis Foley. As the mob prepares to lynch Foley for his former crimes, Tensen and he make a plan whereby Foley comes to be seen as a hero by fighting Justice off when he seemingly tries to convince Foley to destroy the town. After the battle, Tensen feels great psychic pain when Rodstvow destroys Psi-Hawk, not fully realizing that Angela was nearly crushed while the two paranormals fought in the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
References: Pages 1 through 22 take place the same day as the fight between Psi-Hawk and Rodstvow in Washington, DC [April 22, 1988].
- Page 13:1-14:5 takes place the same time as PF 25 11:1-14:4 (the fight between Psi-Hawk and Rodstvow in the Air & Space Museum)

Second story
Written by Fabian Nicieza; Drawn by Hector Collazo (penciler) & Donald Hudson (inker)
Appearances: Potiphar
Brief synopsis: The Medusa Web sends Potiphar into the Kirkuk border region during the Iran-Iraq War to retrieve a shipment of nerve gas stolen from the Iraqi Army by an Iranian border patrol. He completes the mission, but destroys the nerve gas after receiving his payment.
References:


JUSTICE 25
Published: November 1988

First story
Written by Peter David; Drawn by Lee Weeks (penciler) & Mike Gustovich (inker)
Appearances: Justice [John Tensen]; N.S.C. [Terrance Updike; Agent Chauncy; Victor "Kleenex" Pasko; Miriam Morse]; Angela Tensen; Creeping Crud [Hugo] (dies); Quill (introduction, villain); President Ronald Reagan (on television); Judge (introduction, as mental projection, villain)
Brief synopsis: The enigmatic Judge hires Elliot Quill to assassinate Justice and uses his powers to protect Quill from Justice's powers. Tensen narrowly escapes death when another paranormal, Creeping Crud, steps into the path of Quill's sniper fire. Justice chases the assassin, but Quill manages to escape.
References:

Second story
Written by David Wohl; Drawn by Tom Morgan (art)
Appearances: Keith Remsen [Nightmask]
Brief synopsis: Somewhere in Wisconsin and wearing his Nightmask costume, Keith is unable to hitch a ride to anywhere. He is accosted by a motorcycle gang. As the gang members prepare to kill him, Nightmask generates nightmarish forms that frighten the gang causing them to flee. Remsen takes one of the motorcycles and heads back to Fort Benning.
References: Pages 1 through 6 take place soon after DP7 #24.

Flashback (2:2-2:3)
Appearances: Keith Remsen [Nightmask]; Dave Landers
Brief synopsis: Recalls events of DP7 #24.
References: Takes place during DP7 #24.


JUSTICE 26
Published: December 1988

First story
Written by: Peter David; Drawn by Lee Weeks (penciler) & Mike Gustovich (inker)
Appearances: Justice [John Tensen]; Angela Tensen; N.S.C. [Terrance Updike; Victor "Kleenex" Pasko; Miriam Morse; Agent Chauncy; Rudy "Shudderbug" Leialoha (introduction); Alex (introduction)]; Elliot Quill (villain); Judge (villain, as mental projection) Brief synopsis: While Justice and Playback follow Quill's trail, Quill abducts Angela Tensen.
References: Pages 1 and 2 take place almost immediately after last issue. Pages 3 through 7 take place days after page 2. As noted on page 8:1, pages 8 through 22 take place the next day.

Second story
Written by: Fabian Nicieza; Drawn by Rodney Ramos (pencils), Mike Gustovich (inks) & Val Gustovich (inks)
Appearances: Medusa Web [Toocheetsch [Nikolai Kolbin]; Babel [Thame]]
Brief synopsis: Using his powers of mass manipulation and various plastic surgery techniques, Toocheetsch is turned into an exact duplicate of Mikhail Gorbachev.
References: As noted on page 1, pages 1 through 3:5 take place on October 13, 1988. As noted on page 4:1, page 4:1 takes place five days later [October 18, 1988]. Pages 4:2 through 4:3 likely take place on October 25, 1988. Pages 4:4 through 5:4 likely take place on October 26, 1988. Pages 5:5 through 5:9 likely take place on November 1, 1988. Pages 6:1 through ? likely take place on November 24, 1988.


JUSTICE 27
Published: January 1989
Written by: Peter David; Drawn by Lee Weeks (penciler) & Kim DeMulder (inker)
Appearances: Justice [John Tensen]; Angela Tensen; N.S.C. [Terrance Updike; Agent Chauncy; Miriam Morse; Victor Pasko]; Elliot Quill (villain, dies); Creeping Crud (corpse)
Brief synopsis: Quill becomes enamored of Angie and tries to force himself on her prior to killing her. The intervention of the hotel's security guard give Angela a chance to escape to a nearby cemetery where her own paranormal power, the ability to animate the dead, first makes itself apparent. Angela commands an army of corpses to kill Quill before the shock of the situation causes her to fall into a coma.
References:
- On 4:4, in Angela's dreams, her gravestone notes she was born in 1968.
- As noted on 11:3, Quill checked into his hotel four days ago. As such it is likely this story takes place on April 26, 1988.

Flashback (8:6-10:2)
Appearances: Elliot Quill (origin, villain); Beth Ann Hufnagel (introduction, dies)
Brief synopsis: Quill is a socially awkward teen. On his parents urging, he takes out Beth Ann Hufnagel on a date. During the date, Quill is rejected by Hufnagel and, upon accidentally killing her, he finds that he has a penchant for killing.
References: Takes place when Quill is 17-years-old.

Flashback (12:5-13:4)
Appearances: John Tensen; Angela Tensen; Irene Tensen
Brief synopsis: Tensen tries to calm Angela when she has a nightmare about monsters being in her closet.
References: Takes place when Angela is about six-years-old [1974].


JUSTICE 28
Published: February 1989

First story
Written by: Peter David; Drawn by Mike Gustovich (art)
Appearances: Justice [John Tensen]; Angela Tensen; N.S.C. [Victor Pasko; Terrance Updike; Agent Chauncy; Rudy Leialoha]; Elliot Quill (dead); Psi-Hawk (cameo flashback); Rodstvow (cameo flashback); Medusa Web [Babel; Troublemaker]
Brief synopsis: Angela is brought to a hospital in a state of shock and Justice blames himself. Seeing his failure to go after and kill Rodstvow and Psi-Hawk as his crime, and Angela's trauma as the Lord's punishment, Tensen decides to make amends. Via Updike's connection with the Medusa Web, Justice agrees to embark on a trip to Siberia to aid them in freeing Psi-Force to help battle Rodstvow.
References: This issue splits time between a flashback the night and day after last issue [Angela admitted to a hospital in a catatonic state] and the “present day” which takes place an unknown time after that [just before Justice helps the Medusa Web break Psi-Force out of the Siberian Project].

Second story
Written by: Fabian Nicieza; Drawn by Don Hudson (penciler) & Mike Gustovich (inker)
Appearances: Medusa Web [Skybreaker; Troublemaker; Potiphar; Dustoff (introduction)]; Jake Travest (dies)
Brief synopsis: The Medusa Web rescues Jake Travest as he is being transported from prison. They bring him to the site where the remains of the Mark III M.A.X. armor are being houses. Though the armor is still badly damaged, Travest locates a computer disk containing an entire set of specifications to construct a new suit of armor. With the information in hand, the Medusa Web operatives steal the disk from him and leave him behind, blowing up the building with the remains of the armor, and Travest, still in it.
References: On page 3:1, Travest states that he has "been locked up in ISO since February" [1988], and on page 5:4 he states that has spent "four months in ISO". So it is likely that pages 1 through 6 take place during June 1988.

Flashback (3:2-3:6)
Appearances: Spitfire [Jake Travest]; Wayne Tucker
Brief synopsis: Brief recap of Travest's time as Spitfire, his defeat by Psi-Force and capture by the police
References:


Chronology entries:
Babel/Panagitis, Thame
PF 19
*PF 26
*PF 25
*JUSTICE 26/2
*JUSTICE 28
[…]

Browning, Colonel MacIntyre
JUSTICE 22
*JUSTICE 24
PF 24-VO
PF 25
SBRAND 15
[…]

Chauncy, Agent
JUSTICE 23
*JUSTICE 24
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 26
*JUSTICE 27
*JUSTICE 28
[…]

Creeping Crud/Hugo
{JUSTICE 23}
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 27

Dustoff
PF 19-BTS
*{JUSTICE 28/2}
[…]

Foley, Dennis
*{JUSTICE 24}
[…]

Judge
{JUSTICE 25}
JUSTICE 26
[…]

Justice/Tensen, John
[…]
JUSTICE 17 (17:1-17:3)-FB
*JUSTICE 27 (12:5-13:4)-FB
JUSTICE 17 (17:4-17:6)-FB
[…]
JUSTICE 23
*JUSTICE 24
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 26
*JUSTICE 27
*JUSTICE 28
[…]

Leialoha, Rudy/Shudderbug
{JUSTICE 26}
JUSTICE 28
[…]

Morse, Miriam/Playback
JUSTICE 23
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 26
*JUSTICE 27
[…]

Pasko, Victor/Kleenex
JUSTICE 23
*JUSTICE 24
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 26
*JUSTICE 27
*JUSTICE 28
[…]

Potiphar
JUSTICE 23/2 (4:1-4:6)-FB
*JUSTICE 24/2
*JUSTICE 28/2
[…]

Psi-Hawk
PF 24
PF 25 (2:1-10:1)
*JUSTICE 24 (13:1-14:5)~PF 25 (11:1-14:4)
PF 25 (14:5-26:1)
[…]

Quill, Elliot
JUSTICE 27 (8:6-10:2)-FB
{JUSTICE 25}
JUSTICE 26
JUSTICE 27
JUSTICE 28

Reagan, Ronald
DRAFT (44:4-45:5)
PF 24/2
*JUSTICE 24
*JUSTICE 25
[…]

Remsen, Keith/Nightmask
DP7 23 (5:1-6:8)
DP7 23 (10:1-10:6)
*[DP7 24]
*JUSTICE 25/2
[…]

Rodstvow
PF 24
PF 25 (2:1-8:3)
*JUSTICE 24 (13:1-14:5)~PF 25 (11:1-14:4)
PF 25 (14:5-28:5)
[…]

Skybreaker
PF 19
*JUSTICE 28/2
[…]

Tensen, Angela
JUSTICE 17 (16:2)-FB
*JUSTICE 27 (12:5-13:4)-FB
JUSTICE 17 (17:4-17:6)-FB
[…]
JUSTICE 23
*JUSTICE 24
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 26
*JUSTICE 27
*JUSTICE 28
[…]

Tensen, Irene
{JUSTICE 17 (16:1)-FB}
JUSTICE 17 (16:2)-FB
*JUSTICE 27 (12:5-13:4)-FB
JUSTICE 17 (17:4-17:6)-FB

Toocheetsch/Kolbin, Nikolai
PF 19
*JUSTICE 26/2
[…]

Travest, Jackson “Jake”
PF 25
*JUSTICE 28/2

Troublemaker
PF 19
*JUSTICE 28/2
*JUSTICE 28
[…]

Updike, Terrance
JUSTICE 23
*JUSTICE 24
*JUSTICE 25
*JUSTICE 26
*JUSTICE 27
*JUSTICE 28
[…]
-Dan

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