First, meet the heroes...
and our heroes' common hangouts...
O'Malley's Toxic Neon Bar - where the gang often hangs out (whether by choice or the lure of Jonas Hell)
Issue #1 - Devil's Night - The first meeting of 4 of our gang; strange tales and strange villains reveal a mystery, attracting our heroes' attention; featuring The Captain, the Mermaid, Rodin, and the Troll, guest appearances by Bogeyman, Bud Girl, Mocker, Prince Namor, Octal Fist, Pterodactyl, Shooter, Slayer - Real Time October 21st, 2000, Game Time October 30th, 2000
Supplement to Issue #1
Issue #2 - You Bet Your Life - While the nation is gripped by an election drama, our heroes are gripped by a mob war drama; introducing Sammy the Slime, joining The Captain, the Mermaid, Rodin, and the Troll, guest appearances by the Game Show Gang - Real Time November 18th, 2000, Game Time November 6th through November 12th, 2000
Supplement to Issue #2
Issue #3 - Workin' in a Salt Mine - The fall out of last issue finds our heroes grappling with the Purple Hat Gang; The Captain, Rodin, Sammy, and the Troll - Real Time December 9th, 2000, Game Time November 12th, 2000
Issue #4 - Story of the Trojan Kegs - Our heroes catch the big break they've worked for in their war against the Purple Hat Gang; The Captain, Mermaid, Rodin, Sammy, and the Troll, guest appearances by Scuz, Sheila Shield, and Stigmata - Real Time December 30th, 2000, Game Time November 12th (still!), 2000
Supplement to Issue #4
Issue #5 - A Fish Called...Gone - A trip to the bar with Jonas Hell and an encounter with the strange "Babble Fish"; The Captain, Sammy, and the Troll; guest appearances by the Babble Fish, Blue Jay Ray, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Heap, and the Ugly Thespian - Real Time January 13th, 2001, Game Time November 13th, 2000
Issue #6 - Mind Games - Our heroes play mind games with their captives and city government and then are introduced to someone who can REALLY play mind games; introducing Suzanne Palmer (heroine working title "Justice"), joining Mermaid, Rodin, Sammy, and the Troll - Real Time January 27th, 2001, Game Time November 13th, 2000
Supplement to Issue #6
Issue #7 - The Lost Tribe - The heroes go after the last of the Purple Hat Gang, facing the last heir (Jakob), and also find they are being watched closely; this game the troupe is named the Justice Squad - Real Time March 10th, 2001, Game Time November 14th, 2000
Issue #8 - The Hostage Exchange - Professor X must be saved from the clutches of the Bogeyman's Gang of Five; guest appearances by Bogeyman, Bud Girl, Mocker, Mosquito, Professor X, Speedo Man (Prince Namor), Scott Summers - Real Time April 14th, 2001, Game Time November 14th, 2000 through November 23rd, 2000
Supplement to Issue #8
Issue #9 - Strange Brew- A mixed bag as Thanksgiving weekend sees Laughton pursuing strange cases while the gang goes after Bud Girl - and embroils Detroit in a mess with the U.S. government! guest appearances by Bud Girl, the Heap, Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Real Time May 5th, 2001, Game Time November 23rd, 2000 through November 26th, 2000
Issue #10 - 5 x 5 x 5 - The big showdown with the Gang of Five; guest appearances by the Heap, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ugly Thespian, the Pessimistic Cynic, Bender, Mosquito, Artless Dodger, Bogeyman - Real Time May 19th, 2001, Game Time November 27th, 2000 through December 5th, 2000
Supplement to issue #10
Issue #11 - Shadowboxing - The Justice Squad has their day in court and is drawn into the turf war between Fisk and Tocci; Magneto launches an ominous manifesto destined to have wide repercussions; guest appearance by Magneto - Real Time June 22nd, 2001, Game Time December 14th and 15th, 2000
Supplement to Issue #11
Issue #12 - Exhaustion - A frenzied pace takes over as the Justice Squad pursued Medusa and the Shooter and get more than they bargained for in the wee hours; guest appearances by Medusa, Shooter, and Dr. Normal - Real Time June 30th, 2001, Game Time primarily December 15th and 16th 2000, and December 16th, 2000 through December 31st, 2000
Supplement to Issue #12
Issue #13 - There is a Season... - The Captain takes leave of the Justice Squad as the Toccis are butchered one by one and our heroes are met with a couple threats; the vampire Damien is finally fought; guest appearances by Buffy (with Willow), Shooter, The Captain (now formally an NPC) cameo by Medusa - Real Time July 28, 2001. Game Time December 24th, 2000 (overlapping with above issue) through January 12th, 2001
Supplement to issue #13
Issue #14 - Oh Canada - The Justice Squad looks for Lefty. Guest appearances by Dampener, Rage, Roadrunner, maybe Wrath, and Fox Force Five. Real Time August 16, 2001, Game Time January 13th, 2001
Supplement to issue #14
Issue #15 - The Bogeyman Returns - The Justice Squad faces Bogeyman, Mocker, and their most recent gang. First appearance of Sprite. Guest appearances by Bud Girl, Bogeyman, Mocker, Bender, Hammerhead, Mover Shaker, Rock-Paper-Scissors, Magneto, and "Monster". Real Time September 8, 2001. Game Time March 7th, 2001 with a few events through March 21st.
Supplement to issue #15
Issue #16 - Dark Days in Detroit - The Justice Squad strikes at the Kingpin in Detroit and moves on. Guest appearances by Dexter, Volcano. Real Time December 15, 2001. Game Time March 22nd and 23rd, 2001.
Issue #17 - The Big Hotel - The Kingpin's hotel is investigated. Guest appearance by Armitron. Real Time January 21, 2002. Game Time March 24th-26th, 2001.
Issue #18 - ...And All the King's Men... - The climactic showdown with the Kingpin. Guest appearances by Wilting Rose, Wrath, the Outsiders, Mute Ant, Wasp, Mosquito, Queen Bee, and the Kingpin. Real Time February 9, 2002. Game Time March 26th-29th, 2001.
Supplement to issue #18
Issue #19 - Martians and Men-in-Black and X-Men Oh My! - A Martian comes to seize the Laughton Agency and the team goes to rescue Professor X and the X-Men. Guest Appearances by Professor X. Real Time May 18? or thereabouts, 2002. Game Time March 30th - April 19th, 2001.
Supplement to issue #19
Issue #20 - Meet Newman - Introducing Newman during a trip to "alien Egypt". Real Time July 3, 2002. Game Time April19th-April 20th, 2001, and c. 8,000 BCE
Issue #21 - The French Connection - The Justice Squad tours Vanuatu and New Caledonia in search of Lakura, and ends up embroiled in Pacific politics. Guest Appearances by Lakura, Volcano God, Metal Men. Real Time August 10, 2002. Game Time April 19th, 2001 through about June 15th, 2001
Supplement to issue #21
Issue #22 - Sammy's Growing Up - Sammy meets a girl of his species, Jane; the team hobnobs with the rich, famous, and wanted. Guest Appearances by Magneto, the Jerky Boys, Wilting Rose, Game Show Models, and the guy who can do whatever a spider can. Real Time September 14, 2002. Game Time about June 15th, 2001 through July 11, 2001
Issue #23 - White Vans - The Justice Squad follows up on why there are so many anonymous white vans available. Guest Appearances by Doc Magnus, Red Tornado. Real Time October 19, 2002. Game Time July 11, 2001 through July 18, 2001.
Issue #24 - A Roll of the Dice - Magneto is fought and becomes an enemy of the Justice Squad; Dice is introduced. Guest Appearances also by the X-Men (Professor X, Cyclops, Phoenix, Beast, Storm, Iceman), Daredevil, Flaming Carrot. Real Time November 30, 2002 . Game Time July 18, 2001 through July 24, 2001.
Supplement to issue #24
Issue #25 - Spectacle - Sammy's charity benefit; the Kingpin trial; Neumann's assistance to shadowy figures draws in the Justice Squad; and a battle with pro-Magneto forces at a local mall. Guest Appearances by Wilting Rose, Flaming Carrot, Lucretia Johnson, Lizard King, Living Tongue, Octal Fist, Mover Shaker, Eyes, Cripper, Brainswapper. Real Time January 11, 2003. Game Time July 25, 2001 through September 10, 2001.
Supplement to issue #25
Issue #26 - Visions - The events of 9/11; the Justice Squad receives an interesting offer from the Mayor; Jonas Hell's legal problems are solved; Bogeyman is encountered in dreams. Appearances by the X-Men, the Outsiders, Buffy and her gang, the Mysterymen, The Captain, Bogeyman. Real Time February 8, 2003. Game Time September 11, 2001 through October 3, 2001.
Supplement to issue #26
Issue #27 - Steel Assistance - The Justice Squad meets Steely Danelle and is forced into a confrontation with the Kingpin. Appearances by Dead Guy, Grossout, and Opossum. Real Time March 8, 2003. Game Time October 3, 2001 through October 10, 2001.
Issue #28 - Head Will Roll - The Justice Squad's confrontation with Kingpin. Appearances by Dead Guy, Tool Team (Drill, Home Despot, Office Despot, Screw Man, Vacuulator), Kingpin, Wrath. Real Time April 5, 2003. Game Time October 10, 2001 through October 11, 2001.
Supplement to issue #28
Issue #29 - Mission Mongolia - Spectrum and Rodin go on a secret mission in Mongolia. Appearances by Willow, Red Amazon, China Left, Kamtchak. Real Time May 23, 2003. Game Time October 19, 2001 through October 25, 2001
Issue #30 - Earthly Terror - Rodin, Sammy, and Spectrum meet Richard Weed, and fight terrorism abroad. Real Time September 19, 2003. Game Time October 26, 2001 through November 5, 2001.
Supplement to issue #30
Issue #31 - Unearthly Terror - Rodin, Sammy, Spectrum, and "Troll" (soon to be renamed) struggle against the "real" Necronomicon. Appearances by Dr. Strange, Smeagol, and Magneto. Real Time September 26, 2003. Game Time November 5, 2001 through November 15, 2001.
Issue #32 - Taking the Offensive, Part 1 - Rodin and Sammy embark on a mission for Magneto, infiltrating ABC Laboratories. Appearances by Magneto, Lizard King, and Nightcrawler; brief cameo by Nemesis and Genecide. Real Time October 10, 2003. Game Time November 15, 2001.
Issue #33 - Taking the Offensive, Part 2 - Rodin, Sammy, and Spectrum battle deep within ABC's secret base. Appearances by Magneto, Nightcrawler, Lizard King, Nemesis, and Genecide. Real Time October 17, 2003. Game Time November 16, 2001.
Issue #34 - All in the Family - Laughton, Sammy, and Spectrum discover a sinister secret. Appearances by the Ugly Thespian, Cheeks, the Toad, the Mysterymen, Eyes, Nightcrawler, Lizard King. Real Time December 7, 2003. Game Time November 17, 2001 through November 26, 2001.
Supplement to issue #34 (Real Time January, 2004, Game Time, November 27-30, 2001)
Issue #35 - Origin Reunion, Part 1 - Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum go to Origin. Appearances by Submariner, The Captain, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Eagle Man, Og, Bud Girl, Big Ugly Bug, Dexter, Spiderman, Daredevil, X-Men. Real Time December 27, 2004. Game Time December 1, 2001 through December 15, 2001.
Supplement to issue #35
Issue #36 - Origin Reunion Part 2 - Laughton, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum try to keep Origin together. Appearances by Magneto, The Captain, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, Surrealist, Nightshade, Daredevil, Amazing Mazer, X-Men, Wilting Rose, Bud Girl, Artless Dodger, Og, Eagle Man, Dr. Normal, Chrome, Amazing Stupid Man, Amazon Girl, Billy Hill, Nightcrawler, Lizard King. Real Time January 31, 2004. Game Time December 16, 2001 through December 18, 2001.
Supplement to issue #36
Issue #37 - The Special Foreshadowing Issue - Laughton, Neumann, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum work against varying conspiring agents - including Sihn's past as the Troll. And they meet the President! Appearances by The Captain (briefly), Namor, the Metal Men, Yellow Kid, the Sewer Dweller, Bogeyman, and Mocker. Real time March 26, 2004. Game Time December 18, 2001.'
Supplement to issue #37
Issue #38 - Pressure - Laughton, Neumann, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum face the Bogeyman, among other threats. Appearances by the mysterious assailant of the Jerky Boys, the Metal Men, Wilting Rose, Bogeyman, Mocker, Artless Dodger, Mover Shaker, Big Cheese, and Super Ollie. Real Time April 10, 2004. Game Time December 19, 2001.
Supplement to issue #38
Issue #39 - Pumpkin Town - Laughton, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum stand to fight Bogeyman and his crew. Appearances by Mocker, Artless Dodger, Mover Shaker, Big Cheese, and Super Ollie. Real Time June 13, 2004. Game Time December 19, 2001.
Supplement to issue #39
Issue #40 - Freedom of the Press - Neumann, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum save J. Jonah Jameson. Appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Professor X, Nightcrawler. Real Time July 24, 2004. Game Time December 20-21, 2001.
Issue #41 - Everybody Wants Revenge! - Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum deal with Martians, then, joined by Laughton, go to China to visit Sihn's family. Real Time August 14, 2004. Game Time December 22, 2001 - January 8, 2002.
Issue #42 - Dragons - Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum deal with the Sihn family and then a real dragon. Real Time October 9, 2004. Game Time January 9, 2002 - January 18, 2002
Supplement to issue #42
Issue #43 - Chasing the Dragon - Laughton, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum follow the trail, but are interrupted by something portentous. Appearances by Liberté, Professor X, Cyclops, Magneto, cameos by Mirage, Imperial Falcon, Dr. Strange, Willow. Real Time November 13, 2004. Game Time January 19, 2002 - January 20, 2002.
Issue #44/45 - Special Double Issue - Night Shift/New New York - Laughton, Neumann, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum fight for the future of New York and perhaps the world! Appearances by Liberté, X-Men (Professor X, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Storm), Wolverine, Magneto, Mystique, Imperial Falcon, Dr. Strange, Willow, Ghost Rider, Colossus, the Outsiders, The Captain, Dark Phoenix, Wilting Rose, Flaming Carrot, Nightcrawler, Lizard King, Vacuulator, Office Despot, Anarchist IV, Existentialist, Spiderman, Red Amazon, China Left, Dexter, Mover Shaker. Real Time includes PBEM November 13, 2004 up to and including the game session itself on December 11, 2004. Game Time January 20, 2002 with references through January 23, 2002.
Graphic Novel - Desperate End Run - the Sacrosanct Investigation - Volume I - Laughton pursues the investigation of DEXTER, finding a thread leading him into deep intrigue in the Catholic Church as he rubs shoulders with some of the world's other greatest detectives. Appearances by Red Amazon, Wilting Rose, and the Bishop. Real Time August 14, 2004 - January 2, 2005 (PBEM). Game Time December 1, 2001 - January 19, 2002.
Issue #46/47 - Sowing the Seeds - Laughton, Neumann, Nexus, Sammy, and Spectrum fight to make things right after the Incident and to prepare to fight several enemies. Appearances by Nightcrawler, Big Ugly Bug, the Ugly Thespian, Gadfly, Mystique/Rice, Luke Cage, Magneto, Mover Shaker, Dr. Strange, the Metal Men, Artless Dodger, Hellcat Hellion, Pie Man, the Bad Apple, Gene-cide, many "brief cameos". Real Time includes PBEM December 12, 2004 up to and including the game session itself on January 23, 2005. Game Time January 22, 2002 with references through late March, 2002.
Issue #48 - Home is Where the Hunted Is - Sammy and Spectrum try to rescue Jane, and meet the Listener. Appearances by the Listener, Nightshade, and the Metal Men. Real Time February 12, 2005. Game Time March 22-24, 2002.
Supplement to issue #48
Issue #49 - Injustice Squad - Hamlet and Nexus are back from a trip to another dimension, but they seem the worse for wear. The Metal Men are helped in buying a house. Guest appearances by the Metal Men, King Midas, special surprises, and cameos by Spiderman and Dr. Strange. Real Time March 12, 2005. Game Time March 25-26, 2002.
Supplement to issue #49
Issue #50 - Wedding Bells - Spectrum and Nightshade are getting married! A mysterious case of a missing person is brought to Laughton Agency. Hellcat's Hellions are in the house! Guest appearances too numerous to name! Real Time April 9, 2005. Game Time April to June, 2002.
Supplement to issue #50
Issue #51 - Home Life - Nexus and Sammy investigate the trail of DEXTER, along with dealing with family/friend issues. Guest appearance by Iron Man and the Metal Men. Real Time July 3, 2005. Game Time July to August, 2002.
Supplement to issue #51
Issue #52 - New Friends... - Laughton and Sammy meet the Punisher, Nexus joins them in investigating DEXTER and then they have a concert... Guest appearances by the Punisher, the Metal Men, Alice Queen of Hearts, Beholder, Black Diamond, Choke Chain, Death, Octal Fist, Spasm. Real Time August 13, 2005. Game Time Late August (through the 31st), 2002.
Supplement to issue #52
Issue #53 - The Black Issue - Laughton and Nexus encounter Black Diamond; Laughton, Neumann, and Nexus then are surprised by the escape of Medusa! Guest appearances by Black Diamond, Daredevil, Medusa, the Psychologist, and the Grim Stalker of the Plains of Despair. Real Time October 8, 2005. Game Time September 3rd, 2002.
Supplement to issue #53
Issue #54 - Masterplan - The Justice Squad takes on DEXTER, Vision, and more... Guest appearances by Ayla, the Bishop, Bud Girl, The Captain, China Left, Death, DEXTER, Gold Bullion, Lucretia Jones, King Midas, Prince Namor, von Neumann, Dr. Normal, Razor Blade Man, Sheila Shield, Sihn Loo, Sihn Mi, Nick Sihn, Songbird, Vision