PULP NOW: MADAM MIRAGE!
PER COMICS FORGE . . .
On an alternate near-future Earth, shortly after the turn of the 21st century, scientists used bio-engineering and cybernetics to create the first real superheroes. Inevitably, there were those who turned these gifts to the pursuit of crime. In time the mega-heroes were overwhelmed by the rising tide of enhanced supervillains. Soon, mega-tech was banned and its surviving inventors driven underground. Faced with these edicts, the few remaining mega-heroes surrendered their positions in society, only to be imprisoned and mistreated for their troubles.
In this atmosphere, fugitive supervillains found ways to slyly assimilate into society as businessmen (of the most corrupt stripe, of course) through bribery and shady deals. Thus they could covertly use their powers, sans costumes, by hiring themselves out to the highest bidder. They practiced their perfidy largely untouched, chiefly under the banner of a corporation called Aggressive Solutions International (hence ASI).
Until Madame Mirage.
Mirage is a gorgeous and deadly woman who can outwit and actually provoke fear in the monions of ASI. Sometimes she appears as a wraith to taunt them; sometimes she is solid enough to send them to a horrid demise. Sometimes she works by proxy, as through her agent Harper Temple. Her modus operandi is almost reminiscent at times of the classic pulp hero, Kent Allard, the Shadow…
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