Micronauts #8

Micronauts #8

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Review

Title: “Earth Wars!”
Synopsis: The Micronauts and Baron Karza finally come to blows – with Earth as the battlefield! Plus, the debut of Captain Universe!

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Michael Golden
Embellisher: Bob McLeod

Now, that’s more like it: After several slow issues, Baron Karza finds his way to Earth through the Prometheus Pit and all hell breaks loose. The Micronauts clash with Karza, and the battle is soon joined by new hero Captain Universe, an embodiment of the mysterious Enigma Force. Meanwhile, back on Homeworld, Prince Argon dons the armor of Force Commander and rallies the rebel forces. Writer Bill Mantlo’s story pops this issue, while Michael Golden’s pencils get a nice solidity from Bob McLeod’s line. Micronauts is in fine form as the tiny team heads back home.

Grade: A

Cool factor: Finally, we pick up the pace.
Not-so-cool factor: After seven issues of build up, the Micronauts get heroblocked by Captain Universe.

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

Notable: First appearance of Captain Universe.

Character Quotable
“I – I think I’m going to lose my fluid!”Microtron, sounding a little too human

MICRONAUTS #8
Published and © by Marvel and © Mego, August 1979
Cover by Michael Golden

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Micronauts #8 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.

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