Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight
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|Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight|
|Games:||City of Heroes|
|Number of Issues:||30|
|Date of Last Issue:||2011|
|Average Issue Length:||35|
|Official Guardians of the Dawn Website|
|City of Heroes, MS Publisher, PDFCreator, Splasher, GIMP|
|The Guardians of the Dawn are dedicated to bringing humanity to that bright and shining future that is always just over the horizon.|
Issue 0: "The Guardian Exiles"
- (See also "Guardian Exiles")
Although not an actual comic, the text-only story called "The Guardian Exiles" became the basis for the comic series, as well as the focus for the first three issues. It has since been considered canon for the comic series and re-titled as "Issue 0".
Issue #0 "The Guardian Exiles"
Summary: The story describes a "Crisis Event" in 2007 just prior to the events of "Invasion", where strange rips in the fabric of the universe bring three strangers into Paragon City. Two years later they would learn through the help of a mysterious traveler and a member of their own universe of their original identities and what happened that caused them to arrive in the City of Heroes universe.
Issues 1-3: "Guardian Exiles"
- (See also "Guardian Exiles")
Continuing from the text story, the first three issues deal with the three members of the Guardians that were considered "Guardian Exiles" from the original "crisis event" of 2007. The three series also have an ever-expanding backstory involving a newcomer named Lyon Powers.
Issue #1 "Fight or Flight"
Summary: In her civilian guise, Galatea shares with "Mike" and "Melissa" the pressures of working with a secret identity while still getting used to life in Paragon City.
Issue #2 "If Only..."
Summary: Ryder Lightning goes over his life, from how he got his powers, to how he ended up in the Paragon Universe.
Guest Appearances: Back Alley Brawler
Issue #3 "Knight of the City"
Summary: As MidKnight X watches over the Kings Row district, he remembers his life from the other universe, and his connection to his mentor, the original MidKnight, and the deep secret that no other member of the "Guardian Exiles" know about.
Guest Appearances: (none)
Issues 4-17: "Shadowborn"
Following the "Guardian Exiles" stories, subsequent series dealt with the mechanizations of the shadow organization known as Shadowborn.
Issue #4 "Shadowborn"
Summary: Captain Paragonna's past catches up with her as a shadow government agency threatens the lives of the family she believed to be dead.
Issue #5 "Entitled"
Summary: Alex Wentworth finally is able to go after the man that once framed him for a crime that he did not commit. But will stopping the real criminal mean that he would be able to finally take down "The Trust"?
Guest Appearances: Dmitri Krylov
Issue #6 "Change of Environment"
(Prologue to "Limelight".)
Summary: Following his depressing time at the Ski Chalet, Arktic Chill accepts a mission from Alex Wentworth to clear the name of an innocent man accused of setting fires in Steel Canyon. But will working with a former firefighter/former police officer be enough to crack this case?
Issue #7 "Limelight"
(Part 1 of "Limelight")
Summary: Controvercial media personality Garry Becker accuses the founding member of the Guardians of the Dawn of being an Arachnos spy! Is she guilty of treason? Or is she the first victim of the newly-reorganized Shadowborn group?
Guest Appearances: Matthew Burke
Issue #8 "Limelight - Part 2"
(Part 2 of "Limelight")
Summary: The Guardians of the Dawn are suspended. Their base is shut down. Midnight Arachnia has fled to the Rogue Isles. Is she really a traitor? Has Shadowborn won?
Issue #9 "Cursed"
(Aftermath to "Limelight".)
Summary: Courtney Hart is asked to find and retrieve a cursed object that is connected to her own mystical origins. But the Cabal have other plans for it. Will she find it in time? And if she does, will she succumb to the curse as well?
Issue #10 "Unexplained"
Summary: In 2011, the Earth is dead. What in 2010 could cause it to happen? That is what "Doc" Tor has to find out. And what is HIS devastating secret that has a direct effect on the "Guardian Exiles"?
Issue #11 "Recognition"
Summary: After playing second-string to all the other Guardians, Lyon Powers is finally getting the recognition she deserves. But someone else is back in the public eye, and he's not alone. Will Lyon's time in the spotlight help her career, or embarass her?
Issue #12 "Death and Redemption"
Summary: A Guardian dies. And that is only the start of the start of the story.
Issue #13 "Redemption"
Summary: The consequence of Daybright's creation are felt by the Guardians, and in order for her to survive, they may have to turn to an old hero.
Issue #14 "Consequences"
Summary: The secret origin of StarCygnus is finally revealed! What is his connection to Shadowborn? And... Captain Paragonna must answer for her past actions. How will this affect the Guardians? The answer will surprise you!
Issue #15 "Transition"
Summary: Following the shocking change in leadership and the reasons behind it, the Guardians have to cope with a new person in charge, and we learn more about "The Once and Former King of the Earth". Meanwhile, Paragon City welcomes a new hero. But is this hero really ready for Paragon City?
Issue #16 "Identity"
Summary: Omega Shift looks into the recent attack of Police Chief Clayton and the attempts to link this to the Guardians of the Dawn. How does this fit in with her own origins?
Issue #17 "Facades"
Summary: All of the secrets of the Guardians are about to be put on sale in the Black Market. That means that the Guardians have to invade the Rogue Isles to get them back. But to do that, they'll have to work with an ally with a somewhat familair name, and pretend to be bad guys in the heart of the "City of Villains". Can they pull it off? Or will things have to be escalated?
Trailer: Issue 17 trailer on YouTube.
Issues 18-22: "Time And Changes"
The Past and Possible Futures collide as secrets are unlocked and serious changes occur.
* See also "Time and Changes"
Issue #18 "The Last Guardian"
Summary: The events of Issue #17 have implications that stretch far into the future. Find out how the history of humanity itself has been changed through the eyes of Galatea Future: The Last Guardian.
Issue #19 "Family Secrets"
Summary: As the Guardians try to continue following their recent tragedy, Icon Powers reflects on his own heroic life, and Doc Tor is given some shocking news that will have an impact on key members.
Guest Appearances: Officer Flint
Issue #20 "Destroyer of Worlds"
Summary: The destroyer of universes is finally revealed as his history is told to two separate people.
Issue #21 "Past, Present, and Future"
Summary: Icon Powers and a disguised Daybright team up to face Alor to save Icon's home universe and MidKnight X pays the Rocinante Group a nighttime visit.
Issue #22 "Paths Unknown"
Summary: The Guardians of the Dawn must take on Alor/StarCygnus without their most powerful members. But even with help from the Freedom Phalanx, how can you stop someone who knows all of your secrets? Plus, the final fate of Galatea Future, and what else was The Libra Order up to in 2007?
Trailer: Issue 22 trailer on YouTube
Issues 23-25: Galatea Dawning
Following from the events in "Time and Changes", the life of Galatea Powers is turned upside down.
- (See also "Galatea Dawning")
Issue #23 "The Death of Kara Hamilton"
Summary: Galatea's life starts to come apart as she undergoes a series of changes.
Guest Appearances: Lauren
Issue #24 "Enter Leona Powers"
Summary: Galatea Powers is dead. Say hello to Leona Powers.
Issue #25 "Galatea Reborn"
Summary: Can anyone stop the rage and fury of Leona Powers?
Issues 26 - 28
Issue #26 "What Happened to the First Captain?"
Summary: Agent Rodgers, the suspended Captain Paragonna, searches for the predecessor she never knew existed. Meanwhile, things are brewing in Paragon City concerning the vacated District Attorney position.
Issue #27 "Auditions"
Summary: So what do you do when your group is a little light? You have tryouts!
Guest Appearances: (None)
Issue #28 "Critical Confrontation"
Guest Appearances: (None)
Summary: Icon Powers remembers the events that happened following the confrontation between Simon Barrister and MidKnight X and the profound impact those events had to Paragon City and to the Guardians specifically.
Note: This issue leads into "THE GUARDIAN POWERS" series.
C.C.C. Compendium #5 "Interview"
Guest Appearances: President Barack Obama
(Note: This story takes place prior to the events seen in Issue #10.)