ReviewTitle: “The Great Escapes”
Synopsis: With the help of their Earthling friend, the Micronauts escape H.E.L.L. and get the Endeavor back in the air.
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Michael Golden
Inker: Josef Rubinstein
Michael Golden is a masterful comic-book artist. While well known for his covers, the Bronze Age star did a limited amount of interior art. This makes Micronauts a treat. Strong figure work, clean storytelling and striking worldbuilding and design; Golden has it all. Six issues in, it’s unclear if Bill Mantlo’s scripts will ever catch up. His characterization work is improving, but the Micronauts misadventures on Earth just aren’t that interesting. Things may pick up if the diminutive team ever makes it home to the Microverse. But, if they don’t, the artwork alone makes these early Micronauts an A-list affair.
Cool factor: Two words: Michael Golden.
Second opinion: Recommended by The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (second edition).
Notable: Also includes a Homeworld alphabet translation key developed by Michael Golden. … The “Micromails” letter column includes an LOC from future comic-book writer Kurt Busiek.
“We’ve been under attack since we landed on this world!”Princess Mari, returning fire
Published and © by Marvel and © Mego, June 1979
Cover by Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein