"Red Blade (Part 1 of 3): Red Dawn": The Carrier has left Earth with a portion of the heroes, the Knights of Khera are using devices to terra-form Earth to their liking, and they've also engaged the Wildcats and the remaining heroes in combat. Zealot fills in [[Jackson King (Wildstorm Un
Synopsis for "Red Blade (Part 1 of 3): Red Dawn"
The Carrier has left Earth with a portion of the heroes, the Knights of Khera are using devices to terra-form Earth to their liking, and they've also engaged the Wildcats and the remaining heroes in combat. Zealot fills in Jackson King on what a formidable threat the Red Blade (the Kheran's lost flagship) and it's deadly crew are. The Kherans threaten to overrun the heroes but suddenly Apollo joins the battle.
Jackson is determined to get Stormwatch back to the North Pole to stop the terra-forming but Spartan assumes leadership, despite King's arguments. Spartan sends Fuji back to Skywatch III to see what can be salvaged. But as the heroes regroup, another threat presents itself. Ships from Sliding Albion appear and prepare to enter the battle.
Fuji is able to locate The Paladins and teleport them down into the battle. A massive three-way battle ensues as the heroes, the Red Blade, and Sliding Albion all attack each other with the remaining refugees scattering, running for their lives.
Sebastian becomes enraged that another force would dare steal his glory so he commands all his forces back to the Red Blade in order to engage Sliding Albion. This was exactly what Spartan was hoping for. While the two forces are battling, Spartan regroups the heroes. With the help of Winter, he's finally able to convince King to stand down and let Spartan lead.
The heroes devise a plan to get as many refugees to safety using Skywatch III's teleporting system. But Fuji says the system is still too weak to attempt a mass teleport. So Spartan acts on a plan to get as many refugees into Wembley Stadium where they will gather as many of the most powerful heroes who will lift the stadium to safety without destroying it. Just then, the Paladins arrive and offer their help.
In the skies above, the Red Blade has gained the upper hand against Sliding Albion. The Sliding Albion forces withdraw and return to their world. The Red Blade once again descends to the battlefield as the heroes ready for the coming conflict. Lord Sebastian emerges with the Prince of Albion's head on a pike and leading the charge against the heroes once again.
Appearing in "Red Blade (Part 1 of 3): Red Dawn"
- John Lynch
- Gen 13
- Knights of Khera (Flashback and main story)
- Sebastian (Flashback and main story)
- Deimos (Flashback and main story)
- Phobos (Flashback and main story)
- Kine (Flashback and main story)
- Rodrigo (Flashback and main story)
- Sabre (Flashback and main story)
- Sliding Albion
- Prince Yngvi
- The cover to this issue links up with the cover to The Authority (Volume 4) #18.
- This issue confirms Lorenzo Antonio Slzfi's death in The Authority (Volume 4) #15.