The Invisible Girl returns home to find the FF defeated by a golden-haired man – a strangely familiar golden-haired man. John Byrne follows up his three-part Galactus epic with a powerful solo outing starring Susan Richards.
A pair of short stories from regular Ragman writer Bob Kanigher. The first one, illustrated by the Redondo Studio, is a bit hurried, but the wordless backup story, featuring art by co-creator Joe Kubert, is quite masterful.
Starfire gets involved in a whirlwind romance – one that takes a tragic turn thanks to The H.I.V.E. A strong, character-driven issue from The New Teen Titans creative team of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. Also: The debut of Captain Carrot.
Rom ally – and potential love interest – Brandy Clark prepares to wed the Dire Wraith who secretly replaced her fiancé. This above-average issue from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema moves the series forward.
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers destroy an enemy hive world – but evil Insecton survivors flee to Earth! Comics legend Jack Kirby helps usher in the post-Bronze era with this creator-owned epic from Pacific Comics.
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.