Thursday, April 24, 2008

Comics: Black Summer

Kathryn Artemis-"super-motorcyclist"

"Black Summer is a comic book mini-series written by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp, and published by Avatar Press starting in June, 2007. The plot revolves around the consequences of a superhero, John Horus, who kills the President of the United States and several of his advisers.

Kathryn Artemis (above) is one of the members of the somewhat defunct supergroup, The Seven Guns. Her status is not completely known by issue #1 of "Black Summer" by Warren Ellis. However a news reporter states that Kathryn Artemis and Angel One have been spotted on the streets since the President's murder by their former team member John Horus.

Kathryn's enhancements include a gun like all members of the Seven Guns but she also can undergo a transformation which includes her motorcycle. As far as her powers go, there may be something feral about Kathryn Artemis. During her transformation,her eyes become red and catlike and her helmet takes on a wildcat shape. Her wildcat logo are on the front and back of her enhanced red and black motorcycle outfit.

Her agility with the bike is impressive as she weaves through bullets, however when faced with having to defend herself against the US Armed Forces, her marksmanships takes out the entire platoon while she is not even scratched."

External link: Black Summer

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