A team of tech scavengers rescues a disassembled Machine Man from the scrap heap, introducing him to the year 2020. A surprisingly strong start to this Machine Man revamp brings Conan great Barry Windsor-Smith back to comics.
Still fleeing Prince Shaitan’s forces, the Micronauts find themselves engaged in a very public battle in Daytona Beach. There’s not much in the way of character building here, but the action – from the regular creative team of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden – is excellent.
Fleeing through a breech in the Spacewall, the renegade Micronauts find themselves facing greater peril … on Earth! Writer Bill Mantlo delivers a stronger story for this second outing, and continues to get great art support from the team of Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein.
Arcturus Rann returns from a millennium of exploration to find the Microverse under siege by the evil Baron Karza. Writer Bill Mantlo’s story is both derivative and a lot to take in, but exceptional art from the team of Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein make this debut issue a winner.
Galactus is brought back from the brink of death by the Fantastic Four – but does that mean he’ll spare Earth? John Byrne’s first three-part FF epic ends on a subtle but strong note.
Rom encounters his first superhero since coming to Earth; unfortunately, Jack of Hearts thinks the spaceknight is a killer! A generally solid issue from Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema gets bogged by back story and exposition.
When a cat person is jailed, Greer Nelson – formerly the Cat, now Tigra – gets in a tussle with Joshua Plague. Tony Isabella delivers a fun story, while Will Meugniot’s art shows potential.
The Fantastic Four team with Galactus to take on Terrax – but what will happen when that fight is won? Writer/artist John Byrne is in top form as his first Galactus epic rolls on.
Rom lies captive within Project Safeguard, a national alien research facility secretly under the control of Dire Wraith! Another above-average story from writer Bill Mantlo, though the art from Sal Buscema isn’t as strong.
Terrax abducts Manhattan itself in an effort to elicit the aid of the Fantastic Four against his former master – Galactus! This issue sees John Byrne on top of his game as both a writer and an artist as he settles into his first multipart FF epic.