Scooter's Mighty Magnet
|"Scooter's Mighty Magnet"|
|First published||Spring 1986|
|Written by||Jay Itzkowitz|
|Illustrated by||Paul Kirchner|
To defeat the Renegades' latest plot, Scooter creates a device.
Tapping into the Renegades' secret communications circuit, Scooter sees Cy-Kill plotting with Zebediah Braxis—the Renegades will capture the Guardians one by one and then Braxis will use his mechanical brainwashing ray to transform them into Renegades! Their first target is Pathfinder, who's by herself by Triple Peak Mountain. Left with no choice, Scooter rushes out to warn his teammate and contacts Leader-1 on the way.
All of the Guardians gather at the mountain, where Scooter fills in the others of the Renegades' latest plan. But, inspired by the junkyard at the base of the mountain, he has an idea. An large electro-magnet is built and, to charge it, Scooter disguises it as the Command Center, so that the Renegades will charge it themselves with their blasters. Fooled by the hologram, Cy-Kill orders his troops to attack the "Command Center". Once it's charged, the magnet reveals itself and drags in the Renegades.
Leader-1 gloats to the incapacitated Renegades that a magnet's polarity can be reversed... which Scooter gladly shows and the Renegades are repulsed off the planet. Braxis, still on Thruster, picks up his co-conspirators and swears that they'll conquer the Earth one day. At the Command Center, Leader-1 congratulates Scooter on a job well done.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)