Quasar found himself in a New Universe, discovering that he no longer had a direct connection to the Quantum-Zone or to Epoch, he only had the power that was in the Bands when he crossed-over. He flew to the Moon and found no Watcher there. He interacted with various inhabitants and found that there was a power source that was the most powerful in that world called the Star Brand, which could have the power to return him home. After finding the Star Brand on a retired Air Force pilot named Jim Hanrahan who had vowed never to use it, Quasar explained his situation and asked for the Brand. Jim not fully trusting a stranger wanted proof of Quasar’s sincerity, so they sat and exchanged stories for most of the evening. Finally, exhausted, Jim offered Quasar the Star Brand. It indeed gave Quasar the boost he needed to return home. When he arrived back at his office he embraced his then girlfriend, Kayla, he accidentally transferred the Star Brand to her, thinking it burnt out in transit, Quasar didn’t give it a second thought. Unbeknoenst to Quasar, he kept a small fraction of the power.
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