Micronauts #7

Micronauts #7

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Title: “Adventure into Fear!”
Synopsis: Trying to catch their breath in the Everglades, the Micronauts instead encounter the smoldering touch of the Man-Thing!

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

Writer Bill Mantlo delivers a better-than-average script this outing, milking some nice character moments from his diminutive team’s chance encounter with the muck monster Man-Thing. But the slow-developing subplots back on Homeworld continue to be more interesting than the Micronauts’ adventures on Earth. Hopefully, they’ll find a way home soon so the series can maximize it’s space-opera underpinnings. Meanwhile, the art – which has been this series’ strength – slips a bit this issue. While there are still some striking panels – particularly of Man-Thing – this overall outing looks a bit rushed.

Grade: B+

Cool factor: Michael Golden drawing Man-Thing.
Not-so-cool factor: Hey, Micronauts, it’s time to go home.

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

Notable: Guest-starring Man-Thing. … In a meta-moment, his issue includes an ad for Micronauts #7.

Character Quotable
There is DANGER!!Princess Mari, apparently queen of the “no, duh!”
Micronauts #7

Published and © by Marvel and © Mego, July 1979
Cover by Michael Golden

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Micronauts #7 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.

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