Reviews (Marvel)

Marvel Team-Up #7

Marvel Team-Up #7

When Kryllk the troll uses the Dark Crystal (no, not from the movie) to freeze time, it’s up to Spider-Man and Thor to save the day. Gerry Conway, Ross Andru and Jim Mooney team to deliver this enjoyable early-Bronze outing. [More]

Reviews (DC)

The Omega Men #1

The Omega Men #1

The Omega Men lead a rebel takeover of the planet Slagg, then move on to Broot’s home world, Changralyn. This early direct-only outing from the team of Roger Slifer, Keith Giffen and Mike DeCarlo seems more interested in delivering gore than character building. [More]

Reviews (Marvel)

Iron Man #125

Iron Man #125

In an effort to clear Iron Man of murder, Tony Stark hangs up the armor and seeks help from friends including Captain America, Ant Man and supporting-cast regular Jim Rhodes. Unfortunately, a major plot problem undermines this issue from this classic Iron Man team of David Michelinie, John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton [More]

Bronze Age Essentials

X-Men #119

X-Men #119

Bronze Age Essentials uses Marvel’s inexpensive B&W reprint volumes to sequentially review extended runs of Marvel series from the 1970s and ’80s. This issue: The X-Men vs. Moses Magnum in a Hong-Kong-B-movie-style caper. [More]

Reviews (Marvel)

Iron Man #122

Iron Man #122

Flying back to New York from his recent Atlantic adventure, Iron Man recalls his Vietnam-era origin. The particulars of the original story didn’t age well, but they’re retold with style by regulars David Michelinie, Bob Layton and guest penciler Carmine Infantino. [More]

Reviews (DC)

The Phantom Stranger #33

The Phantom Stranger #33

Intent on tracking down his own killer, Deadman learns a lesson about the cost of vengeance from the Phantom Stranger. A fairly weak story from Arnold Drake gets a nice boost from an early effort by artist Mike Grell. [More]

Reviews (DC)

Adventure Comics #435

Adventure Comics #435

A magazine editor’s search for the truth about how criminals are meeting their gruesome ends leads him to the Spectre. Michael Fleisher pulls out the buzz for this gruesome-but-simple tale, which features gorgeous art from Jim Aparo. [More]

Reviews (DC)

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #112

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #112

Lois Lane finds herself with a rival for Superman’s affection: a sentient, alien tree with erotic dreams of world domination. Yes, you read that right. Cary Bates, Werner Roth and Vince Colletta’s kitschy concoction makes for a fun lead story. [More]

Reviews (DC)

Atari Force #1

Atari Force #1

Gerry Conway pens this sequel to a video game giveaway. The story gets off to a slow start, but the art by José Luis García-López and Ricardo Villagrán is top shelf. [More]

Reviews (Other Publishers)

Targitt #1

Targitt #1

When FBI agent John Targitt’s wife and daughter are blown up in a mob hit, the agent seeks bloody revenge. A below-average script from Ric Meyers gets strong storytelling support from veteran artist Howard Nostrand. [More]

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