A pair of short stories from regular Ragman writer Bob Kanigher. The first one, illustrated by the Redondo Studio, is a bit hurried, but the wordless backup story, featuring art by co-creator Joe Kubert, is quite masterful.
Rom ally – and potential love interest – Brandy Clark prepares to wed the Dire Wraith who secretly replaced her fiancé. This above-average issue from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema moves the series forward.
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers destroy an enemy hive world – but evil Insecton survivors flee to Earth! Comics legend Jack Kirby helps usher in the post-Bronze era with this creator-owned epic from Pacific Comics.
When a mute, blind orphan witnesses a murder, local thugs again come to blows with Ragman. Another excellent offering from Robert Kanigher and the Redondo Studio, though the art is better executed than the story this time out.
A hostage situation forces Luke Cage to come after Misty Knight – something that doesn’t sit too well with Iron Fist. Changing social mores make this one a bit tone deaf today, but it’s hard to go wrong with the creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne.
The trio of Warlord, Machiste and Mariah attempt to retrieve the Mask of Life from the Tower of Fear. More fantasy tropes served up with style by Bronze Age auteur Mike Grell.
Separated from his companions and bleeding out in the snow, Warlord finds aid from an unexpected source. Another fun-if-unoriginal outing from writer/artist Mike Grell.
When winged dinosaurs make off with Mariah, Travis Morgan and Machiste pursue them to a city in the sky. Mike Grell’s passion for the material makes this one a winner.
Travis Morgan returns to Skartaris with new ally Mariah, only to find one of his old allies possessed by a demonic weapon. Writer/artist Mike Grell seems to get better each issue, with Warlord quickly evolving into a special series
Morgan and Tara learn the secret history of Skartaris – but a forgotten subway might make it all for not! Another greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts outing from Warlord creator Mike Grell.