A Spy Among Us
|"A Spy Among Us"|
|First published||Winter 1987|
|Written by||Paul Kirchner|
|Illustrated by||Paul Kirchner|
Cy-Kill sows discord in the Guardian ranks by making it appear there's a double agent.
One day, while Super Couper, Throttle, and Scooter are finishing up a section of GoBotron, Night Fright swoops in and smacks Super Couper on the back. Just as quickly, the Renegade flees the scene. Later, the three Guardians meet with Leader-1 and recall the strange event from earlier. Leader-1 suspects a covert plot, but a mission has the utmost priority—a robot freighter with a load of zintrinium has a malfunctioning navigational system and the Guardians need to set out on the Command Center to recover the zintrinium so they can finish up GoBotron. Leader-1's words, however, reach Cy-Kill thanks to the bug Night Fright planted on Super Couper.
While the Guardians are recovering the zintrinium, Thruster swoops in with the Renegades inside! Leader-1 orders a variety of different tactics, only to be somehow foiled at every turn by the Renegades. Gloating that the Guardians will soon think there's a spy among them, Cy-Kill hears that Leader-1 order his troops to go into the hold. Rushing in to surprise their enemies, the Renegades discover the hold has no other exit and are locked in by the Guardians! Leader-1 reveals that he has too much faith in his soldiers to suspect double play and looked elsewhere, finding the bug on Super Couper. Leaving the Renegades in the hold, the Guardians program the freighter to fly to the Crab Nebula and they take off for GoBotron with the zintrinium in the Command Center.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)