Be alert! Watch out for crime," says CAPTAIN CRUSADER! What would happen if you wanted to be a super-hero in New York City? Now, real people can't be super heroes, but don't tell that to Steve Richards! He thinks that he actually is one! Doom Patrol inker Gary Martin (in his first role as writer/artist) brings us a story that pokes fun at the readily accepted notion of how people view "comic book reality." Also, Mark Badger (continuing his own newly-acquired role as writer/artist), doing some of the most innovative and thought-provoking work of his career, brings us another instalment of MASQUE, the mysterious vengeful figure caught up in a story of intrigue and violence!
Captain Crusader - Action figure spokesperson, Steve Richards, has had a few setbacks in his burgeoning super-hero career. In an effort to take things more seriously, he embarks upon a new strength and fitness regime. Months later, he feels ready to face the streets once more. He heads to a local bar to dig up some info on criminal deeds.
Masque: As the C.I.A. continue to chase Albert Montoya, The Mask provides some insight into how this whole caper got started.
Babes 'n Arms: Sunny and Toschi salvage their rainy day with a shopping trip to Alomoana mall. Astounded by the lack of crowds, and when Sunny finds her ideal dress and in her size, they can't believe their luck. The only questions are: How long can their obsession for fashion divert them from the alien invasion happening around them? And what are they going to do about it when they finally pull their heads out of the sand?