The Case Files: Old Monsters
by CM Towns
The second guard story is entitled Old Monsters. Here’s the write up.
The teenage heroes of the Guard are working to get their operation up and running. They continue to look into Teiwaz activities as well as creating files on potential dangers, setting up an off site Intelligence Hub and planning renovations to their secret headquarters. All this while getting to know one another better. Soon a museum robbery brings new trouble the teams way. An ancient evil whose been awakened and set upon the world to create terror and chaos. Its up to the Guard to face down the monster and then the puppeteer behind the scenes. A being of incredible power and unknown motives.
The second story opens with the team really coming together. You see them knocking out more Teiwaz goons as well as hanging out and adjusting to their new lives as a team of superheroes. As the write up explains, the villain of the piece is really a smoke screen for a major threat in an extended cameo. One that adds to the worlds mythology and the background to a couple of my superheroes. I took ca change of pace from evil empires to villains of power so that I could write up a classic superhero team versus big bad villain story. The story also fully introduces Kate Stokes, partner to Kid Victory who is the head of their Intelligence Hub. Also meets Reina’s best friend costume designer for teen superheroes Michelle ‘Michie’ Gibson.
My favorite part of the story is the chapter in the teams game room. Just the team hanging out. I love it. While I dug the big fight scene I dug the revelation of the villain behind the scenes much more. Said villain does a good job of establishing themselves as final boss level badassery.
Story is only 18 chapters, clocking in at around 125 pages.