""Losers Weeper Conclusion"": The alien battlerobot refers to itself as an X-Agon unit and announces its program as cleansing Australia of proscribed technology. David Challoner, who heard the announcement via headset, presumes the X-Agon unit is meant to destroy all useful technology as part o
Manhunter #12 is an issue of the series Manhunter (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1989.
Synopsis for "Losers Weeper Conclusion"
The alien battlerobot refers to itself as an X-Agon unit and announces its program as cleansing Australia of proscribed technology. David Challoner, who heard the announcement via headset, presumes the X-Agon unit is meant to destroy all useful technology as part of a plan to keep humanity in a primitive state. It destroys Maxon and his battlesuit. The gathered forces realize that their only hope of survival is to work together and take the X-Agon unit down. Their assault is fruitless but the unit slows down stating its bioform is incompatable and has been dessicated. It selects Kazuo as a replacement but as he is beamed up, Manhunter knocks him free and takes his place. Manhunter enters the unit and begins destroying it from the inside. With David's technological assistance, Manhunter finds and damages the power core. Manhunter breaks free of the X-Agon unit and leaps as the unit explodes destroying the LexCorp plane. Manhunter lands safely, the SCSC boys are happy as they can still salvage the debris, Kazuo is in Manhunter's debt, Margo from LexCorp appears to have survived the planecrash (though she is missing) and Zastrow leaves.
Appearing in "Losers Weeper Conclusion"
- Southern Cross Salvage Corporation
- Checkmate Knight Garrett (Apparent Death)
- Jeremy Heep (Dies)
- Yakuza: Dai-Ichi Doku Clan Members
- Kazuo Hasegawa
- Three Unnamed Members (Dies)
- Russian Forces
- Margo Wister
- Maxon (Dies)
Synopsis for "Fairy Tale"
Lucius Best reads a bedtime story to his six-year old daughter but she has heard it before and demands a new one. She runs into the den to get the newspaper and tells Lucius to tell her a story about Manhunter. Lucius tells a story subtly expressing his fears of his daughter growing up and getting involved with drugs. After finishing his story his wife Bua arrives and they decide to sit and talk...only Mandisa hasn't fallen asleep.
Appearing in "Fairy Tale"
- Mandisa Best (First appearance)
- Bua Best (First appearance)
In the story "Fairy Tale", Manhunter only appears in the fairy tale Best tells to his daughter, Mandisa. It is revealed for the first time that Lt. Best's first name is Lucius.