Rom, greatest spaceknight of Galador, brings his centuries-old battle against the Dire Wraiths to Earth. Writer Bill Mantlo and artist Sal Buscema team on the debut of this chronically underrated series.
Superstar artist John Byrne tries his hand at writing and inking, too, as he takes over the Fantastic Four and quickly restores Marvel’s struggling flagship to past glory.
Jim Starlin brings a watered down version of his cosmic storytelling to the Distinguished Competition, but the real draw to DC Comics Presents #26 is the debut appearance of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s new Teen Titans.
The Human Torch goes on a mission to clear the name of a deceased lowlife — and runs into Hammerhead instead! This fine solo outing for the Torch marks John Byrne’s second issue as writer/artist of the Fantastic Four.
Eugene Lycosa lives with the curse of his ancestor, a count who stopped a tarantula cult at great personal cost. Starring a creepy “hero” who eats bad guys, Micheal Fleisher and Pat Boyette’s Weird Suspense is one of the better Atlas (Seaboard) debuts.