July 29th, 1947
After the fight, Domino goes to find a phone to call the government agency while El Nino ties up the unarmed men.
The Engineer is our prisoner. He has a military hair cut, is square jawed, and he seems very angry.
In the crates are various parts for larger devices. Surprisingly, there are no pnumatic tubes, instead they use transistors. Possibly several parts might form a hand-held devices. There is a crate with granades. Some have blue paint and some have red. Domino takes two of each. Two crates hold weaponry – guns very light weight and sleek. Like those new art deco (streamlined) style.
They kind of look like ray guns. It burns whatever the beam seems to touch, but there is no visible beam. Domino takes one.
Dynamo takes charge of the investigation. He threatens violence, but the engineer rebuffs the threat. Domino tries to intimidate him. He threatens that the third rich has fallen, the fourth will rise – hail Hydra.
He claims to have not sent the giant robots. He says Hydra has many enemies. The warehouse was over a Hydra storehouse. They are setting up house. The planned invasion of the west cost did not happen by the Japaneese invasion, so they had to come and get it before it was stolen.
A few military vans pull in and military police pile out with guns in the hand. Agent Corel came in.
Baron Von Strucker – The Devil’s Claw, one of the Red Skull’s top leutenants. He was never captured. Him and his little natzi followers founded an organization called “Hydra” to undermine global governments. When testing a blue-marked grenade, it released an acid fog. We grab crates, men and everything we can and get out of dodge.
Agent Corel has arranged a meeting with him tomorrow at 10.
Dynamo has fan boys. He puts his monograph in a random piece of metal – in lightning!
A nurse helps Domino deal with her tommy-gun scars.
July 30th, 1947
We awake and come down to find the house in the mourning. The widow has passed and El Nino has to go and attend the funeral.
Mark and Rosie make some calls to their contacts to try and learn who might be involved with giant robots.
Rosie’s morning and lunch resolve themsleves with visiting friends. They don’t seem to know much about the situation with the giant robots. One of the wives (her husband is a corporal) – has heard that Dynamo and Domino are dating. There’s apparently another group in town. Someone’s hired some marvel mercenaries.
At Cobb house, who’s switching sides on the phone learns from his contacts that (from a friend who is a radio guy and a bird watcher) when he was stationed at Bell, there was another robot attack there recently. When the robots were flying away with the fuel, he got his binoculars, but between the clouds he saw that they flew up and there was something big in the clouds waiting for them. City-blocks big. Ship-big.
He also learns that several new people — all from hollywood were recently hired by Huges aeronautics. Huges apparently wanted people use to creating crazy things.
10 am Domino arrives at the Huges mansion. She rings the bell on the street in full costume. A woman rusehs to report it to the newspaper and a camera man runs up and tries to get his camera together in time to take her picture. It fails. She’s led to the house where she speaks with Mr. Huges just after a swim. She shares a gin and gives him a screamer. She plays checkers with Marco and then stays for lunch.
Rosie and Stacey get home and compare notes.
Madam Cobb asks Stacey to put some papers in the garage. The side-line of a recent paper has a title: famous Eurpean aeronotical engineer to visit LA. It’s about a famous German scientist who’s touring American universities. He’s stopping in LA. He’ll be giving a presentation at LA U tomorrow morning. Professor Haugh.
Stacey and Rosie goes to the University of LA and get tickets. Talk up the clerk. He recommends reading the work of Philip Goddard. We learn that Professor Haugh was brought over by an anonymous foundation. He visitied New York, Chicago and now LA. He’s going to Melbourn next. We discuss who could be behind his trip.
Look up what Haugh has researched: mostly breaking the sound barrior, and some flying beyond the stratosphere. There are a few mentions of the American government trying to unsucessfully recruit him. He has publically stated he will never again work for any government.
Stacey loks up who Haugh would want to visit in LA. She learns that Haugh was visited by members of the army and associated companies (Bell) to come and work with them. But he’s having breakfast tomorrow at Clifton’s South Seas with someone high up in R&D in Huges aircraft (Mr. Brand – he got hired 2 yrs ago and he’s a genious).
We head back home. Mark struck out with Stacey’s odd request; but she has a plan.
We get some sleep, and then go to the theater.
We go to the premier of Tychoon by RKO.
Domino arrives at 7 and flies over the car to take Huges arm.
Dynamo arrives at 7:30 and gets John Wayne’s autograph.
We both get seats in the theater, near Huges and his entourage. We notice he has body guards.
Noh arrives and, once the movie starts, starts patrolling. She notices a group of broad-shouldered attendants that seem to stand out. They are staying together and speaking to each other in a low voice. They keep looking at their watches, 1/2 way through the movie, two of them stay there, actually engaging the other ushers. The three remaining head towards one of the fire exits via an empty theater. They do something to the door and it opens. Four more of these guys (dressed in bright yellow jumpsuits and they pull over yellow hoods with black facemasks. Striding behind them is a woman wearing hip-high boots, tight black pants, plunging neck-line, and a metal whip wrapped around her arm.
She warns Domino. Domino takes Mr Huges up to the gantry, where she safely sets him down.
Dynamo gets up and goes to the isle.
The fire alarm goes off. People try to evacuate, but the doors appear locked.
Dynamo tries to calm the crowd. He heads towards the exit and hovers a bit. Thanks to his effort, the crowd gives him space around the door.
Noh is able to grab the last man in the line, dragging him down into her shadow so he unseen.
AIM agents go into the hall. One of the body guards shoots another of the body guards.
Domino stops the body guard who shot from seeing them, takes a jag and drops Mr. Huges on the gantry. She keeps contact with him and stays invisible.
Dynamo notices that there’s something large blocking the door outside. He elects to cut the hinges. There’s a large car parked infront of the back door.
Noh Sees that the ushers have united with the new men, and there are now 5 of them. She waits and watches.
AIM They notice someone is missing. They all have taken out bizare weaponry. The weapons are of different look. They seem to be using flashlights to looking for someone. Then the lights come back on. The woman has uncoiled her whip and is pacing. She stops, and heads towards the back, and seems to notice where Noh is hiding. She tries to entice Noh out of hiding. The shooter will try to shoot a second budy, and misses; his arm is knocked wild by a running starlette. He has a strange look on his face, he has a look of conflicted disbelief.
Domino uses the recently-freed door to knock over the shooter.
Dynamo jump-starts the car and moves it out of the way, freeing the masses.
Noh elects to strike all five of the bad guys with her fear effect.
AIM the woman keeps trying to talk to Noh. She almost accepts, but is able to convince the mask to not join AIM.
Domino tries to convince Huges to leave, but he wants to stay and see how it goes. She gets a random stranger to deliver a message to Dynamo.
Dynamo flies over them and comes back inside. He orders one of the body guards to take his friend to a doctor. The other one stays below the gantry. The stranger finally delivers the message before being pulled away by the crowd.
Noh weaken the AIM woman with a tendril of darkness.
AIM the woman uses her wip and her eyes start glowing; as does a third point on her forhead. The same light flows along her metal whip. The whip passes through her but the light rips through her. Her spirit lights heal her.
Her buddies take a shot at Noh. A mini flame thrower burns her with its light.
Domino turns off the invisibility and moves the body guard up.
Dynamo flies into the lobby. He punches the first AIM that looks at him.
Noh attacks the AIM woman with phantom pain. She evades it.
AIM the woman speaks to Dynamo. The voice lures him in, compelling him. She orders him to fry the darkness, bring the light into the darkness. The two buddies flee Dynamo and don’t see Mr. Huges.
Domino turns them invisible and mask their retreat.
Dynamo hits Noh, dazing her. The shock of shooting his friend knocks him clear of the compulsion.
Noh strikes the Aim woman again, this time giving her a splitting headache. Then pulls back down the corridore again.
AIM the woman calls herself the Dominatrix. She glows more and more bright until she disappears. The two in the theater – go out the door; looking for Mr Huges. They’re found by Dynamo who takes care of them.
Mr Huges and his remaining body guard go looking for John Wayne. Make sure the shooter is seen to.
Noh appears as a silohette of a small woman in a kimono with a white mask. One man takes a picture of her as she’s dragging the yellow jumpsuited man back into the lobby.