Legionnaires rush to save Princess Projectra and Karate Kid from their scheduled execution on Orando – but will they get there in time? The classic creative team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen get to work revolutionizing DC’s favorite 30th-century teens.
With the help of their Earthling friend, the Micronauts escape H.E.L.L. and get the Endeavor back in the air. Bill Mantlo’s Micronauts stories still aren’t cracking the A-list, but Michael Golden’s artwork is looking fine.
Moon-Boy remembers the fateful night that first brought him and Devil Dinosaur together as brothers. Jack Kirby’s last new series for Marvel isn’t as bad as its reputation, but it’s not that great, either.
On the hunt for a unicorn, Morgan is captured by lizard men who worship a recently arrived “god.” Following a quick origin recap, writer/artist Mike Grell delivers a well-executed, done-in-one tale.
Baintronics’ forces track an escaped Midnight Wrecker to Sanctuary – leading to a showdown between Machine Man and Iron Man 2020. This strong series from Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith serves as an odd transition between the Bronze and Copper ages.
Chameleon Boy leads an ill-advised recon mission to the Khundian homeworld, while Mon-El and Shadow Lass investigate a forgotten evil world. Writer Paul Levitz pens a pair of strong stories, with Keith Giffen taking over lead art chores and outgoing penciler Pat Broderick kicking off “The Great Darkness Saga.”
The Micronauts search for Bug brings them to Cape Canaveral – and into battle with crazy scientist Professor Prometheus. The art from from Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein remains strong, but writer Bill Mantlo needs to up his story game.
In the not-too-distant future, Captain Canuck must thwart an invasion of world superpower Canada by a group of underground Communists. Richard Comely’s labor of love swells with Canadian pride but suffers from amateurish art.
Separated from Tara, soon-to-be Warlord Travis Morgan is captured by slavers and forced to fight in a gladiator arena. Mike Grell’s art outshines his story here, with nice rendering and strong visual storytelling.
Machine Man and his new friends flee from the robotic forces of Baintronics – a company owned by Madame Menace! This excellent revamp miniseries delivers a strong second issue from Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and an inspired Barry Windsor-Smith.