Inspector Ryan Meyer stood as firm as he could against the onslaught of the massive pink monster charging him. Rudy Jones had once been a normal schlub, a janitor at STARLabs, whose life was changed when he was exposed to a mixture of radioactive sludge that transformed him into the Parasite. Ever since then, he had been one of the most volatile and violent supervillains in Metropolis, a force of nature more than a force of evil, continuing to mutate into more fearsome and grotesque forms.
Meyer, the new deputy head of the MCPD Special Crimes Unit, held one of the unit’s sci-fi guns at his hip, the affectionate nickname given to the SCU’s more bizarre weapons making him grin inwardly. He fired, and a massive net of energy enveloped Parasite. The creature screamed in pain as the net tightened.
Ryan sighed, and removed his SCU baseball cap. He wiped his brow as he watched him writhe on the ground. His red hair was soaked from sweat as they chased Parasite through the city, trying to contain him and prevent him from taking lives. He had grown into a massive bloblike creature, a bloated leech with arms and legs.
“Good job ‘Spec,” one of the young officers that had just joined the unit said from behind him. Ryan grinned as he turned to him and dropped the hat back on his head.
“Better call STAR to come pick him up,” he said.
“Yeah ‘Spec,” he said, “we better…” He trailed off and Ryan turned to see the energy net sputter and die. Parasite visibly grew. He had just absorbed the energy net.
DC FOREVER PRESENTS
High above Metropolis, a red and blue figure hovered for a split second before bursting into action
THE RETURN OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPERHERO
He dropped from the sky, swooping towards STARLabs, disappearing into the building for an instant before zipping away, something metallic in his hands.
A NEW ERA FOR THE MAN OF STEEL
Ryan Meyer closed his eyes, and braced for his life to end, his new position to be over before it had really started. The blow he expected, the drain of his life force that followed… It never came. Instead he opened his eyes to see a figure he’d never expected to see again floating away from Parasite, now wrapped in yards of an energy insulating cable.
The protector of Metropolis grinned at Meyer and held out his hand.
“Good to meet you Inspector,” he said.
THE ADVENTURES OF
“Return to Action”
By Tony Thornley
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