As Travis Morgan brawls in a tavern, Mariah and Machiste reminisce about their previous adventures with the Warlord. A nice character-building issue from series creator Mike Grell.
When a mute, blind orphan witnesses a murder, local thugs again come to blows with Ragman. Another excellent offering from Robert Kanigher and the Redondo Studio, though the art is better executed than the story this time out.
Rom is attacked by the Mad Thinker’s android while a backup tale sheds some light on an earlier spaceknight battle. A odd-and-uninspired pair of stories from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.
A hostage situation forces Luke Cage to come after Misty Knight – something that doesn’t sit too well with Iron Fist. Changing social mores make this one a bit tone deaf today, but it’s hard to go wrong with the creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne.
Finding respite in a cave, the Warlord recalls the events that first brought him to the savage land of Skartaris. This issue reprints 1st Issue Special #8, the first appearance of Mike Grell’s Warlord.
Thugs keep looking for more than $2 million in missing loot – but find only pain when messing with Ragman. A fine followup to a great debut, again by the team of Bob Kanigher and the Redondo Studio.
The Titans are reunited, battle a brainwashed Mento, then fall while trying to save Zandia from Madame Rouge. A jam-packed-but-never-rushed issue by the masterful team of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
An amnesiac Rom foils the Plunderer’s pirate plot. Plus: The first installment of “Sage of the Spaceknights!” An adequate outing from the regular Rom team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.
In an alternate universe observed by the Watcher, a young Spider-Man becomes a paid member of the FF. The concept is stronger than the execution, with writer/editor Roy Thomas embracing his inner fanboy, aided by penciller Jim Craig.
The trio of Warlord, Machiste and Mariah attempt to retrieve the Mask of Life from the Tower of Fear. More fantasy tropes served up with style by Bronze Age auteur Mike Grell.