The Double Cross, Part Seven

Continued from Part Six

An e-mail crossed Sariah Miller’s desk with the headline, “Awesome Comics Signs Real Life Superhero.”

She opened the press release. A new hero named Janus had come on the scene and thwarted a hostage crisis. Awesome Comics had signed Janus to a six year, $18 million contract.

Sariah’s eyes grew wide. “For stop-ping one bank robbery!”

That was insane. Jesse offered their heroes a contact only after years of hard work. Even then the contract would be heavy on royalties, but light on guaranteed money. Jesse was their only hero who pulled over six figures.

She scanned down the press release. “Says Rick Westinghall, Executive Vice-President of Awesome Comics, ‘With Janus on board, that makes us the only comic book to have actual active duty real life heroes.’”

Yeah, but our heroes have been on more than one mission. She opened up her e-mail to type up a nastygram.

Anger rests in the bosom of fools.

She closed the e-mail. Thank God she didn’t give Rick the satisfaction.

Her eye caught the name of the writer of the new Janus comic in the press release. Walt Winters. One of Sword Comics’ longest serving writers.

She breathed in hard and sent an e-mail to her secretary, calling for a writer’s meeting the next morning. She locked the computer. “Lord, please help me. I don’t know what’s going on, but you do.”

Continued next Monday

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