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Silver Sable #22

Issue #22, March 1994

Don't Believe the Hype

Writer: Gregory Wright
Penciler: Steven Butler
Inker: Pam Eklund
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Colorist: Joe Rosas
Editor: Craig Anderson
Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco

Summary

Continued from Issue #21. The Beetle, Boomerang, Backlash, and a group of other super-villians are about to give Silver and the Pack a fight. Especially after Beetle reminds her that he has to settle a score with Silver after their first encounter way back in Amazing Spider-Man #281. Meanwhile, Quentino is duking it out with someone who used to be his friend. He manages to reason with him and learns that it is Latisha who is setting the whole thing up. The gangs have now joined the fight between Beetle and the the Pack, and turned into a three-way affair. Latisha, while on the phone with the mastermind behine the operation Justin Hammer, learns that she and the gangs are just being used so he can buy up the place when it's value decreases. Of course, this infuriates Latisha and decides that she will keep Beverly Hills for herself. The fight intensifies and Silver is blindsided by Latisha's brother Morris. But he is suddenly killed by an ice spear thrown by Blizzard. Quentino and his friend, who name is Larry, is about to join the fight, but a blast comes at them and Quentino pushes Larry to safety, but takes the full blunt of the blast. Beetle, Boomerang, and the other super-villians opt to bail out of the situation, and the gangs remaining prove to be no contest, as the police begin their raid. The story ends with news that Quentino survived the blast but that he can no longer walk. He had asked if Larry could be his replacement. Silver tells Quentino that once his is well enough, he will go full time into research and development.

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G-Wiz
A short story featuring Raul Quentino

Writer: Gregory Wright
Penciler: Ed Lazellari
Inker: Tom Raney
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Colorist: Ed Lazellari
Editor: Craig Anderson
Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco

Summary

In an short story, we get the briefest glimpse into the past of Raul Quentino. A man living in south central Los Angeles, and a dropout after the 9th grade, Quentino has a uncanny ability with electronics, which earned him the name "G-Wiz", Gangster Wizard. One day, his gang, the Jackclubs, were gunned down by a rival set. He managed to survive by fell into a heroin addiction, and then a rehab center. Quentino stayed at the center for about 10 months. There is earned the respect of the staff and officials and was able to stay clean. One day, he was offered a job with Silver Sable, to which he quickly accepted. While there, he quickly impressed everyone with his technical prowness. He was able to learn things in 4 weeks where it took others 4 years. In the final examination, Quentino blazed through a combat situation, which earned him a solid position with the Pack.


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