A new college class and traveling lecture about comic-book history necessitate a short break. But Sequential Reaction will return July 5, 2016, with new reviews of Bronze Age favorites every weekday.
Legionnaires marooned on an icy asteroid wonder if rescue will come before supplies – and hope – run out! Writer Paul Levitz starts to mine the rich characterization that would be a hallmark of his and Keith Giffen’s Legion run.
Trying to catch their breath in the Everglades, the Micronauts instead encounter the smoldering touch of the Man-Thing! Writer Bill Mantlo ups his game a bit this issue, but the art – from Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein – isn’t as strong as previous outings.
When Yang’s cousin Sun returns to find drug dealers squatting at the family homestead, much kung-fu action ensues. Joe Gill script is better than some of his Charlton output, while Sanho Kim’s art is oddly appealing.
Morgan’s legion lays siege to the city of Thera in an effort to earn freedom – and rescue Tara from Deimos. The story is a bit rushed and the art a bit scratchy, but, overall, creator Mike Grell delivers another Warlord winner.
Feed up, Machine Man takes the fight straight to Baintronics Inc. – and his old nemesis, Sunset “Madame Menace” Bain! Barry Windsor-Smith takes over full art chores (and co-plotting) for a strong conclusion to this grade-A miniseries.
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.