Micronauts #3

Micronauts #3

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Title: “Death-Duel at Daytona Beach!”
Synopsis: Still fleeing Prince Shaitan’s forces, the Micronauts find themselves engaged in a very public battle in Daytona Beach.

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Michael Golden
Inker: Josef Rubinstein

Three issues in, Micronauts still feels a little cardboard. The large cast and breakneck action has left little room for character development while the team’s escape to Earth slows essential worldbuilding for the Microverse. Hopefully, writer Bill Mantlo will create space for such endeavors in future issues because this series remains thick with potential. The action is routinely excellent, and really shines this issue. And, of course, Michael Golden’s art is elite. Josef Rubinstein’s sturdy inks aren’t the best match for Golden, but do little harm. With some development, Micronauts could be a top-of-the-stack comic.

Grade: A-

Cool factor: That Michael Golden fella could really draw, coudn’t he?

Second opinion: Recommended by The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (second edition).

Notable: This issue also includes a Baron Karza pinup by Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein. … Includes an ad for Shogun Warriors, another toy-inspired Marvel series.

Character Quotable
“… and now Baron Karza knows that the are other universes beyond the Microverse. How will he react to this news?”Time Traveller, story foreshadower
Micronauts #3

Published and © by Marvel and © Mego, March 1979
Cover by Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein

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Micronauts #3 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.

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