TITLE The Nature Of The Beast DEDICATION KISS Army STORY Brian Holguin LETTERS Kiff Scholl, Richard Starkings COVER Michael Golden COLORS Andy Troy, Brian Haberlin, Dan Kemp INKS Kevin Conrad PENCILS Angel Medina The stolen car Henri Moncrete, a.k.a. "The Deuce," is driving breaks down on a lonely stretch of highway on his way to kill two small-time thugs. Moncrete stumbles onto the abandoned psycho circus grounds. Spirits begin to turn the circus rides as flashbacks of Moncrete's gruesome murders occur. Fleeing the circus grounds, Moncrete encounters the Beast Master with the remaining three spirits, looking as a lion and tigers. Paying for his violent past,he is morphed into a helpless cat where he is mauled to near-death. The two thugs chance upon the wounded, near-death cat, and decide to kill it and end its misery.