A mysterious stranger dies in the street in front of the fashionable Club Macaw. Were his claims of membership simply the sad ravings of yet another victim of hard times, or is there something far more sinister at work? Could he truly have been the son a wealthy house, long thought dead? Can even The Red Panda and The Flying Squirrel succeed in a struggle with The Hand of Fate?
What could be finer than a peaceful Sunday morning? Just about anything if your name happens to be Kit Baxter and your hobbies include fighting injustice, protecting the innocent and gliding over the city as The Flying Squirrel. But getting the city's mighty champion out of the garden and away from the newspaper is another matter entirely. If there's to be any excitement, The Red Panda will have to find it in The Sunday Supplement!
In the margins of every adventure story there are stories untold and heroes unsung. This episode we step into the spaces between the comic-book panels for a very special story. If you've ever wondered about The Red Panda's oft-mentioned, never-seen "agents"... or if you've ever simply stared out over the rooftops of your city and dreamed of being a hero; you won't want to miss a moment of When Darkness Falls!
Cynthia Muldoon, daughter of one of the city's finest families, has disappeared. Has she been kidnapped, as her family fears? Or run off with some young man, as the police suspect? And what, if anything, does this have to do with a chocolate shop that Kit Baxter seems preoccupied with? If the Red Panda is to find the answers, first he'll have to pull The Sweet Tooth!
Dark forces are gathering on the horizon. Powers that have long slept and now awaken to a new world, ripe for the plucking. Ancient secrets are whispered that, were they spoken aloud, would threaten all that lives... Kind of a tall order for a masked mystery man and his trusty sidekick. But when a friend's life is at stake, The Red Panda must turn to a mysterious figure from his past to help him seal... Merlin's Tomb!
Because you asked for it! And we thought it sounded like fun!
You've followed their thrilling exploits for a season and a half of Red Panda Adventures. You've been very good. You've earned a little backstory. This week we flash back to some of the earliest days of a certain wealthy young gad-about's exploits as a masked man of mystery and show you The Very First Meeting between The Red Panda and Kit Baxter, who later became the fearless flying female known as The Flying Squirrel!
In hard times, people stick together. They help one another as best they can with the little they have. And always they cling to the one thing that keeps them going: Hope. But there are monsters in the darkness. Men made beasts who use that hope as a lure to prey upon those who have little else left. When creatures such as this begin to ply their vile trade in Toronto, they will pay a price for their treachery. For in this city, Justice is served freely, and by the Red-Gauntleted fistful!
Sometimes crime is so easy to spot. The thug in the alleyway, the mugger on the street... And other times the strangest little things can turn out to be the most sinister. Say... five hundred pounds of bananas that vanish into thin air. Or a load of plastic coconuts. Crimes on a theme? A new menace taking shape? Or is it a simple case of... Monkeyshines?
An incognito visit to a traveling circus? Well, even masked heroes get the occasional evening off... or do they? When members of a high-flying family of acrobats find themselves accused of a crime, The Red Panda has even more reason than normal to clear their names and see justice served. After all, even masked heroes take a girl home to meet Mama once in a while... don't they?
Dark forces are gathering. Powers that have long slept are stirring once more; a coming storm of otherworldly evil. So our heroes have been warned. But can any warning prepare The Red Panda and The Flying Squirrel for the unknowable? Or will the Terrific Twosome of Toronto fall before The Black Hand?