Membership: Samisdat, Agent Syn and the Syn Variants, Mandy Greville, various unnamed

Purpose: The Dawning Light was a cult founded by the KGB agent Samisdat as a cover organization for KGB, the cult members are brainwashed into believing that western civilization is bad, and the cult members should be used as terrorists

Affiliations: Led by Samisdat

Enemies: Freelance Restorations

Base of Operations: Long Island, New York; “Samisdat Island” in the Carribean

First Appearance: Master of Kung-Fu I#93 (October, 1980)

History: (Master of Kung-Fu I#95 (fb) ) - The Dawning Cult makes contact with Mandy Greville, convincing her to join the cult.

(Master of Kung-Fu I#94 (fb) ) - Two of The Dawning Light culties persuade Mandy to turn against her friends with the words “remember Mandy we must eliminate our enemies, they’re blind– only we see the dawning light”

(Master of Kung-Fu I#95 (fb) ) - The Dawning Cult convinces Mandy to steal documents detailing the British-German weapons transport .

(Master of Kung-Fu I#93 - BTS) - Revealed to have kidnaped Mandy Greville .

(Master of Kung-Fu I#93) - In order to save Mandy Greville, infiltrated by Black Jack, Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu, succeeded in freeing her, but she won’t be freed, she still supports the ideas of the cult .

(Master of Kung-Fu I#94) - Agent Syn is sent by “The Dawning Light” to kill Mandy Greville before she can reveal the location of “Samisdat” island. Mandy tries to kill Black Jack, but when Agent Syn tries to shot Mandy her brainwashing disappears, Agent Syn is shot and killed by Clive Reston .

(Master of Kung-Fu I#95) - The Dawning Light are by ship on their way to “Samisdat” island, Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu has infiltrated the cult, and are among those onboard the ship. Hen they arrives at the island, they are send to small dormitory quarters where they’re to spend the night. While the rest are sleeping, Shang-Chi and Leiko sneaks out, trying to learn more about the cult. Learns that the organization is a cover for KGB operations, and that the cult members are being used as terrorists against the western civilization. The next day, all the cult members meet before Samisdat. He command his cultist to remove your robes. After they’ve moved their robes, revealing that two of them are infiltrators, Samisdat orders his culties to attack the infiltrators. Black Jack and Clive Reston arrives to save their two partners. While the fight goes on, some of the cult members suddenly finds Samisdat secret base, where a satellite is based. Samisdat afraid that they might tell others, orders his men to kill them. The Cult members escapes. Samisdat himself activate the satellite, blowing off the entire base, seemingly killing Samisdat. The cult members disillusioned with their leader, turns away from the island

COMMENTS: Created by Doug Moench & Mick Zeck

Profile by: The Beetle

No known connection to:

Mandy Greville - The sister of Melissa Greville, who was working for her uncle, when she was tricked into joining the cult

Samisdat - Leader of the cult and and a KGB agent

Agent Syn(s) - Super-agents of “The Dawning Light”, all send to kill Shang-Chi

Master of Kung-Fu I#93-95 (October-December, 1980) - Doug Moench (writer), Mike Zeck (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)

Last updated: 09/29/02

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