"Among Friends and Enemies": Roxy beats Grunge at a video game, but he turns off the console before her score can register, leading to an argument. Caitlin fails to stop their bickering and confesses her doubts in her leadership ability to Lynch, but he reassures her. Rainmaker shocks everyone
- I know you'd never do anything to hurt your cute and loveable Grunge-man.
- — Grunge
Synopsis for "Among Friends and Enemies"
Roxy beats Grunge at a video game, but he turns off the console before her score can register, leading to an argument. Caitlin fails to stop their bickering and confesses her doubts in her leadership ability to Lynch, but he reassures her. Rainmaker shocks everyone by swimming naked in the pool. Angry with Grunge, Roxy leaves to visit a dance club in San Diego. In the restroom, she fails to notice a small creature hide in her coat. Meanwhile, four mercenaries known as the Bounty Hunters emerge from a transdimensional portal in a nearby alley. Their arrival triggers an alarm in Lynch’s monitoring system, and he sends Gen 13 to investigate. The Bounty Hunters attack Freefall and reveal they are after Qeelocke, the creature hiding in her coat. Fortunately, the other members of Gen 13 arrive and defeat the Bounty Hunters with their powers. One of them, Jade, opens a portal to escape, and Gen 13 tosses the other Hunters through it behind her. The portal closes, and the team returns home to La Jolla where Roxy decides to keep Qeelocke as a pet.
Appearing in "Among Friends and Enemies"
- Bounty Hunters (First appearance)
- Trance (First appearance)
- Helmut (In a photograph only)
- Keiko ("Mortal Conflict")
- Ronan ("Mortal Conflict")
- Originally published by Image Comics.
- This issue includes a pin-up of Gen 13 by Joe Benitez and Chuck Gibson.
- This issue is reprinted in:
- Gen 13 Backlist trade paperback (1997);
- Wildstorm Archives: Gen 13 trade paperback (1998);
- Gen 13: Starting Over trade paperback (1999).
- This is the first appearance of the Qeelocke and the Bounty Hunters in this issue, and the latter won't appear again until the Fire from Heaven crossover.
- One-Eyed Jack's third arm switches from right to left in some panels.
- One-Eyed Jack's species was never named, nor his species' homeworld.
- One-Eyed Jack's hand switches from right to left when he strangles Freefall.
- Jade's spear has one blade in some of the Fire from Heaven crossover issues.
- Grunge has a brief crush on Jade.
- Rake is like a cannibal when he sees people (including Rainmaker).
- Hardball's armor changes from silver to gold.
- Sigma, Damocles, and the Sword don't appear in this issue, until the Fire from Heaven crossover.
- Trance first appears in this issue, and he won't be seen again until the eighth issue.
- There is a reference to the band Nine Inch Nails, when Rainmaker says "nine inch nails of yours", to Rake.
- The game Grunge and Freefall are playing on the Super NES is Mortal Conflict, a parody of Mortal Kombat.