Graphic Novel:The Sting of Injustice
|The Sting of Injustice|
|Released:||September 29, 2008|
|Story by:||Christopher Zatta|
|Art by:||Alitha Martinez|
|Colors by:||Chris Sotomayor|
|Produced by:||Nanci Quesada|
|Easter Egg:||Behind the scenes image of Zachary Quinto and Hayden Panettiere from The Second Coming brain examination scene|
|Previous:||Dreams Until Death|
|Knox and Jesse's first encounter with H.R.G.|
|Benjamin "Knox" Washington and Jesse Murphy are two of the dangerous villains who escaped during the prison break from Level 5 at the Facility in New York. Both men carry a deep-seated desire to get revenge on H.R.G. for locking them up. This is the story of how these monsters first met. And where their hatred took root.|
Some time ago, before the breakout from Level 5, Knox comes into a diner. He asks a waitress for a bottle of ketchup, yet when she ignores him, a bystander commands her to bring it to him, and Knox thanks the guy, named Jesse. Suddenly, a group of men comes in the diner, commenting that Jesse isn't allowed in this part of town. Jesse warns Knox of an upcoming attack, yet Knox claims he came into the diner looking for a fight. Knox then grabs the gang's leader, and throws him out through the diner's window, using his fear. Jesse then uses his ability to disable the rest of the gang. Knox is amazed by Jesse's power, and comments they'll make a good team.
Outside the diner, the other members surround Jesse and Knox, who decide to use Jesse's power to "put fear in their hearts", so Knox could take care of them himself. After causing a bloodbath, Jesse and Knox leave the diner, saying the message is out, and the neighborhood is theirs. Suddenly, a man approaches them, commenting on how easy it was to find them. When he isn't affected by Knox's warning, Jesse tries to knock him out with his ability, only to find it's not working. The man then tasers Jesse, and tells Knox that right now, with the help of his friend, Knox is nothing.
In Level 5, while Noah observes Knox and Jesse, Knox comments to himself that he was on top of the world, yet now he's on nothing. Knox declares that he will stop at nothing to have his vengeance, serve some payback and destroy the man with the glasses.
- Alitha Martinez's first name is misspelled "Althia" in the credits of this novel.
- A billboard behind Nomi's reads "JMmn142w." This is the password for Jesse Murphy's assignment tracker profile at primatechpaper.com.
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- For the transcript from The Sting of Injustice, see the The Sting of Injustice transcript.