A primitive man searches for food – and meaning – with the help of his good friend, Stick. This simple story from underground legend Vaughn Bodé is an early masterpiece of the graphic-novel form.
After discovering a costume permanently attached to her body, Frankie Raye makes an greater discovery – she’s another Human Torch! Add a back-up story that mutates the Thing, and writer/artist John Byrne (with a little help from Terry Austin) is well on his way to mixing up the FF status quo.
Wolverine learns new lover Yukio has been playing both sides and vows to take down the Japanese kingpin Shingen. The classic miniseries from all-star creative team of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller roars toward its conclusion.
The Titans thwart the monstrous Goronn, but prove no match for the invader’s master – Trigon the Terrible! Guest artist Curt Swan has this issue feeling like a Silver Age tale – not a good thing in 1981.
While recovering from earlier battles, Rom is attacked by mutant Dobermans – better known as hell-hounds from the Black Nebula! A better-than-average issue from writer Bill Mantlo and “Our Pal” Sal Buscema.
Bad science and other silliness undermine what should have been a promising superhero anthology. Only the Neal Adams cover and some above-average Batman art form Mike Nasser save this one from being a total stinker.
A disoriented alien falls in with a gang of small-time thieves – and finds herself facing off against half of the Fantastic Four. John Byrne’s legendary solo run on FF continues with this competent done-in-one tale.
Following a battle with the Hand, Wolverine and rebound love-interest Yukio invade the stronghold of a Japanese crime lord. A second strong chapter to the debut Wolverine miniseries from Bronze Age superstars Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.
Under the influence of the Fearsome Five, the Titans set off to destroy their mentors – the Justice League! Mind-control shenanigans minimize the emotional impact, but this big-battle issue from writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez is still an enjoyable read.
Rom and two human allies take refuge in a deserted house – a house possessed by an other-dimensional terror! This odd outing from the creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema offers more “What?!” than wonder.