SWEAD ENTERTAINMENT

"Ultimate enemy? Try looking in the mirror." – The J.A.M.

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FRUSTRATION …

"WE'RE HELPING KITTY………!"

ANGER…

"AAAAARRRGGHHHH………!"

RAGE…

"THE THERMOSTAT IS NOT A TOY………!"

FLARES…

"AAAAAAAHHHHHH! GIVE ME MY RAINBOW MONKEY! AAAAAHHHHHH…………!"

The thermometer reached 98.6° F

MANY THOUGHT THIS MISSION WOULD BE A PIECE OF C.A.K.E.…

"Reports from our spies show that Father is building a new weapon."

"Another? That is SO last year…"

MANY THOUGHT THAT THE LOST WOULD BE FINALLY RESCUED…

"If we can steal that machine right after he's done with it, maybe we can finally bring back Sector Z."

"Then LET'S DO IT! Kids Next Door, BATTLESTATIONS!"

MANY THOUGHT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG…

"How did you do that?"

"Do what?"

"You—you just grabbed that red-hot piece of metal and threw it at Father—and—your sweater isn't even singed!"

The other 3 kids gasped when they heard that, and slowly backed away from the boy and the girl…

99°…

100°…

101°…

MANY THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A STAGE…

"Ah, she'll get over it, Numbuh 4."

MANY THOUGHT IT WAS THEIR IMAGINATION…

There it was again. Did her eyes just turn yellow?

MANY THOUGHT IT JUST WASN'T POSSIBLE…

"Oh, please. She would have burned her head off!"

"You didn't see what I see, Numbuh 60…"

UNTIL THEY SAW HER WITH THEIR OWN EYES…

"What—just—happened?" asked Sonya.

"I think you just wet your pants…"

110…

120…

AND REALIZED THEY HAD ALL MISSED THE SIGNS. . .

"Numbuh 5 always thought it was just part of who Kuki is."

"It isn't." Rachel shook her head. "It can't be."

Nigel immediately stepped between both girls. "What makes you so sure, Numbuh 362?"

The blonde looked at her feet, not wanting to meet his gaze. "Because I've seen it before."

AN EVIL GREATER THAN FATHER…

Father's fire was engulfed with a fire greater than his own

GREATER THAN GRANDFATHER…

Their shadows were absorbed again, and one second later, a fire blast reduced them to ashes.

150°…

200°…

IS UNLEASHED

"Sector Q has been destroyed!"

"You mean—turned into another tapioca factory?"

"No, Mike—it—it has been destroyed—with everyone in it…"

NOT ON A VILLAIN…

They ran.

They ran for their lives.

No KND operative was worth THIS…

NOT ON AN ADULT…

"A grown-up can't fit through here. It's too narrow for even a midget to get through!"

250°…

400°…

600°…

BUT ON HER WHO HOLDS HIS HEART…

Her quarters exploded…

NOW THE BATTLE RAGES…

Sector V drew their weapons. And all of them were shaking.

NOT ON THE STREETS…

Adults stampeded everywhere to save their lives.

NOT IN SPACE…

"RETREAT! ALL SHIPS RETREAT!"

BUT INSIDE…

She was flaring up again. Only this time, the fire wasn't dying down. Instead, it was starting to char the wooden floor below her.

800°…

1100°…

1400°…

2000°…

AND THEY ONLY HAVE ONE OPTION…

Nigel got the weapon ready. He could feel Wally's stare boring holes in his skull.

THE QUESTION IS…

"Do it. DO IT NOW! Do it before SHE DESTROYS US!"

2500°…

3000°…

4000°…

NOT IF THEY WILL WIN…

"We've lost 10 more sectors…"

NOT IF THEY WILL SURVIVE…

"Is anyone here? Please respond! Any operatives, if you're trapped there, send any signal you can!"

THEY JUST WANT TO KNOW…

"She's gone, Wally. She's completely lost it! We didn't tell you before because we KNEW you wouldn't believe it! BUT NOW YOU'VE SEEN HER WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

WHO WILL PULL THE TRIGGER?

His finger trembled.

He aimed for her back.

He closed his eyes…

5000°…

6000°…

9000°…

10000°…

NIGEL UNO—Codename: Numbuh 1

"SHOOT HER! SHOOT HER NOW!"

HOAGIE GILLIGAN JR—Codename: NUMBUH 2

"Numbuh 3? What's wrong?"

KUKI SANBAN—Codename: NUMBUH 3

"I'M BURNING UP! WALLY, HELP ME!""

WALLABEE BEATLES—Codename: Numbuh 4

"Is this whoi Oi joined this cruddy organization? Oi joined ta 'ELP kids, not KILL THEM!"

ABAGAIL LINCOLN—Codename: NUMBUH 5

"Kuki…can you hear Numbuh 5?"

FANNY FULLBRIGHT—Codename: NUMBUH 86

"You have yerr orderrs, Numbuh 4. Orr do ye want SOMEONE ELSE to do it?"

RACHEL PRESTON—Codename: NUMBUH 362

"Numbuh 4, as your Supreme Commander, I ORDER YOU TO FIRE!"

CHAD DICKSON

"What the hell happened to you?"

CREE LINCOLN

"She's gone crazy. YOUR BRATTY FRIEND HAS GONE CRAZY!"

BENEDICT UNO—AKA "FATHER"

"No———NOT AGAIN! NOOOOOOOO!"

AND INTRODUCING. . .

"Hello, Kids Next Door. Thank you for this lovely gift…and I know you think she's lovely, right Wally?"

MOTHER

"What do you expect us to do?" Nigel asked, holding himself on one knee and clutching his wound.

The eyes of his former teammate glistened with anticipation. "Suffer." She laughed at his inquiry, and the room itself ignited around them.

12000°…

20000°…

50000°…

PROCEED WITH

"I ordered you to defend your team!" Nigel shouted. "I ordered you to defend the Kids Next Door!"

"No, you ordered Numbuh 4 to shoot Kuki in the back!"

OPERATION

M.O.T.H.E.R.

100000°…

120000°…

ON MARCH 10th…

An explosion sent the treehouse to the bottom of the canyon…

150000°…

175000°………………

MEET THE NEW FACE OF EVIL. . .

Kuki did a double take in the mirror.

Why were her eyes yellow? She didn't feel angry…

Oh no…

WRITTEN BY LORD MALACHITE and THE J.A.M.

"Jest wot exactly are you tryin' ta say!" Wally demanded, his small frame shaking with anger.

"We made her." The Supreme Commander whispered. "The Kids Next Door created Mother."

OPENS MARCH 10, 2007

"Shut that bloody thing down, NOW!" Numbuh 86 commanded, even more agitation in her voice than normal.

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