SuperPro protects Laura Eagle, a famous figure skater, from a group of men dressed as kachinas.
We start our story with Phil and Ken getting video footage of world champion figure skater, Laura Eagle, when she is suddenly attacked by three men dressed as kachinas. Phil changes into SuperPro to fight them, but one of them cuts the rink’s refrigerator coils with a saw causing poisonous freon gas to spew out. SuperPro flees and the kachinas are gone.
Phil and Ken take Laura to Jane’s place so she can give them (and us) her backstory: she belongs to the Hopi tribe, but turned her back on her culture to compete in the Olympics. She decides to go back home to find out why the kachinas attacked her, and takes Phil and Ken along with her.
Laura receives a warm welcome home from the rest of the tribe, then meets with her sister He’e’e, one of the tribe’s leaders. He’e’e is very bitter that Laura left the tribe but denies any involvement with the people dressed as kachinas.
The Kachinas Return
After leaving He’e’e, the Sports Inside van is attacked by the kachinas and Laura is taken away. Phil, now SuperPro once again, follows them to their hideout. The kachinas are in fact working for a casino guy who believes that kidnapping Laura will keep the tribe from bugging him so he can make more money or whatever.
SuperPro barges in, fights the kachina guys, but gets hit by a gas arrow. But He’e’e comes to the rescue and finishes off the rest of the kachinas, and SuperPro grabs the casino guy before he can escape.
He’e’e frees Laura and both sisters put aside their differences to make up.
This was different and not at all what you would expect from a football-themed superhero comic. It was a story mainly driven by the guest character, Laura, and touched on the theme of cultural identity, but ended up being cliched with an incredibly 2-dimensional villain. But what else is new? At least we got a change of scenery and the story didn’t take place in a stadium like the last two issues.
P.S. The front cover describes SuperPro as “Comicdom’s favorite football hero!” Ha, right. More like comicdom’s only football hero. Ha-ha.
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