The Case Files: Kirby City Crackles
by CM Towns
The third Guard story is entitled Kirby City Crackles. This is the write up.
The Guard is currently split between both coasts, working on their training. Jessie and Sally are overseeing Reed and Araminta while Antoine is leading Frank and Elijah. Antoine, better known as Kid Victory, gets the news of a jail break and finds out one of his rogues has decided to return to Kirby City to throw a party. One that includes a few very dangerous individuals, trained mercs, and local thugs looking to have fun. Now the team has to get together, curb the destruction and take out the numerous bad guys. Easier said than done, especially when Kid Victory discovers the real reason behind the assault on Kirby City.
Kid Victory is your traditional big superhero. Defends a city (or rather a county) from various Rogues. I wanted to play in that sandbox. I also got the time to introduce Victory’s family, and on the other side Jessie and Sally’s family. This story includes Kate getting and assistant, Vidya Mistry, to help with the undertaking of the Intelligence Hub. The story is also important to the overall series mythology for introducing Kid Victory’s former crime fighting partner and name checking a major bad guy.
I really enjoy the character interactions above everything else. Much like the first Guard story I pair of teams in certain fights. The story also gives a bit more background to the teams youngest member and one of its powerful in Reed Telle, aka the Huntsman. While half the team are novices in the superhero life, this one story does a have great development for Araminta.
The story is 19 chapters and around 130 pages in length.