A new college class and traveling lecture about comic-book history necessitate a short break. But Sequential Reaction will return Sept. 6, 2016, with new reviews of Bronze Age favorites every weekday.
A subterranean shuttle takes Warlord from Skartaris to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, where he first meets future ally Mariah. Some logic flaws hinder an otherwise excellent issue from auteur creator Mike Grell.
The mysterious “Master” continues to gather power – from some of the Legion’s most formidable foes! “The Great Darkness Saga” continues with another excellent chapter from Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt.
The Micronauts and Baron Karza finally come to blows – with Earth as the battlefield! Plus, the debut of Captain Universe! A strong outing from the regular creative team of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden, this time joined by embellisher Bob McLeod.
A prehistoric pair empowered by the “genetic tinkering” of aliens must later defend their world when the “Sky Gods” return. Less-than-stellar creative efforts from Don Glut and Jesse Santos mar what could have been an interesting debut issue.
Morgan and Tara learn the secret history of Skartaris – but a forgotten subway might make it all for not! Another greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts outing from Warlord creator Mike Grell.
Someone is trying to sabotage an air-transport company – until the Scorpion and Miss Bishop put a stop to the shenanigans. An early gem from auteur comic-book creator Howard Chaykin.
The servants of an unknown evil gather powerful magical relics – and the Legion seems unable to stop them! The classic Legion creative team of Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt are in fine form as they launch into “The Great Darkness Saga.”
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.