Marvel Comics (March, 1995)
“Always Darkest Before The Dawn”
WRITER: Martin Pasko
PENCILER: Amanda Conner
INKERS: Alberto Saichann & the Palmiotti Bros
COLORIST: Greg Wright
LETTERERS: John Costanza & Jon Babcock
EDITOR: Hildy Mesnik
Lexington, talks Broadway and Brooklyn into helping him test his new tracking device before Broadway brings them to a new club called Sacrilege. (Yeah, there’s a club that screams warmth.) There they see a murder and Lexington rescue an innocent witness while Broadway removes a bullet from the scene. That causes trouble for Elisa’s case to keep the murderer in jail and she wants to talk to them but they didn’t make it back by sunrise. Broadway and Brooklyn ended up carted away with the statues they hid around as the building is scheduled for demolition while Lex ends up near the apartment of Dracon, who is working with Xanatos on the “Medusa Project”, a plot to breed Gargoyles and humans, which the victim’s girlfriend has just been “invited” to join. Dracon’s butler spots Lexington in his stone form and Dracon is happy to remove it the hard way.
What they got right: They are remembering the episodes and referring to them. So they are aware of the show even if it doesn’t feel like it, at least to me.
What they got wrong: Why did Broadway remove the bullet from the scene? It’s plot convenience to mess with Elisa’s case. And all the kidnapping turns out to be unnecessary since they already have what they need. And as memory serves this girl is never rescued unlike the kidnap victims from last issue.
Recommendation: I should look up what Gargoyle fan reaction was to this series but I never got into it then and I don’t seem to be into it now. It’s not worth getting but it’s not necessarily bad. Just stick to the TV series.