Armstrong City Interweb Portal
by staff reporter Jolene Beck
Oh what a strange adventure it has been.
I remember as a child reading about the heroic exploits of Spider, the late 21st Century hero frozen in time only to be found in the 29th Century and then resume his crimefighting career with a unique perspective on our contemporary world. I remember seeing him once, hopping from complex to complex, building to building, diving into downunder and helping the little guy. They don’t make them like that anymore. Then I remember his nemesis, a petty criminal whose ambition for revenge against Spider drove him into madness. The newsfeeds called him ‘The Fly’, always being caught in Spider’s web as he constantly failed in his ambition for revenge. Instead of bristling about his imposed moniker, he embraced it calling himself The Fly and vowing to be an instrument of revenge for all who have been wronged by as he called it, “These so-called heroes.” I would think he would have been more angered, and justifyably so by the ilk of Xterran or Phaelanx who are not heroes but instruments of vigliante justice tolerated by an inept government and security police with few options.
Spider, Quantum, and those other noble heroes were few and far between and are now a thing of the past, them being the last of a breed inspired by the great Crusader and his contemporaries. The Fly, who for privacy’s sake we will keep anonomous, always failed in his ambitions for revenge; but has now been cured by the same system he so despised. His release from the Luna Reformation Center has proven that our system does work and given time a treatment can cure any villain. I say this because time and again, we see mutant vigilantes blasting away at their enemies, unheading of the damage they do and willing to kill to get the job done. If Spider had killed the Fly, would we be a better civilization for it? I think not. We would have been murderers in our coplacency. And now today, an old man gets a second chance at life because of nobility and the willingness of the government to do the right thing and the heroes of yesteryear to fight crime, not make war on it. But there is hope. Click on this newsfeed to get updates on the ongoing Shackelton Gate Incident.