FANDOM


"A Life!": Adrian Chase reminisces about all of the things that have brought him to this moment. He gets into an argument with Black Thorn in his apartment and backhands her across the face.


Quote1 It's funny. Somewhere, I knew I wasn't going to live out this night. God knows I was giving Death every opportunity... but the body wouldn't cooperate with the mind. The organism wanted to live. What the Hell did it know? Quote2
Adrian Chase

Vigilante #50 is an issue of the series Vigilante (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1988.

Appearing in "A Life!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:


Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:


Vehicles:




Synopsis for "A Life!"

Adrian Chase reminisces about all of the things that have brought him to this moment. He gets into an argument with Black Thorn in his apartment and backhands her across the face.

He goes out and takes in a movie to clear his head. During the show, a group of rowdy teenagers irritates him and he attacks them. Police raid the theater during the fight, but Adrian fights them off and escapes custody.

Black Thorn meets with Harry Stein in a diner to discuss Adrian's declining mental health. Harry has no idea where Chase is, and tells Thorn to calm down.

Adrian dons his Vigilante disguise and raids an opium den. The police track his movements and raid the house seconds after the Vigilante slaughters everyone in the room. Captain Hall gives chase and gets the drop on Chase. Surprised, Adrian instinctively fires upon Captain Hall, and accidentally wounds him fatally.

Burdened by the weight of his own sins, Adrian Chase can no longer endure the guilt of the lives he has taken. Alone and despondent, he returns to his apartment, loads his magnum and takes his own life.

A small funeral service is held, and Black Thorn takes possession of the urn containing Adrian's ashes.
Vigilante Death



Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • Adrian's recollections of the death of Electrocutioner do not match what was shown in Vigilante #27. In the original story it was Chase, not Welles, who killed Electrocutioner. It is conceivable that the Crisis on Infinite Earths changed events, but it may also be a genuine flawed memory, given his emotional state. Of course, it is also possible that it is a simple writer mistake.
  • Arthur Hall appears next in New Teen Titans (Volume 2) #42.



See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.