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Review: Young Love #122

A man falls hard for a woman who wipes out on a surfboard – but her mommy issues stand between them. Bronze Age romance comics prove even harder to follow than the superhero ones, but this one features nice art by Alex Toth, Ernie Colón and others.

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Review: Mighty Samson #29

Samson and company head up the Huz’n in a river boat, visit the Met Cloisters and fight a radioactive unicorn. A gorgeous George Wilson cover fronts this rather bland outing from the creative team of John Warner and Jack Abel.

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Review: Police Action #3

A pair of law enforcement tough guys – the NYPD’s Sam Lomax and cop-turned-P.I. Luke Malone – blow away bad guys with Magnums. Gary Friedrich serves up two crime stories long on silly and short on grit, while the work of artists Mike Sekowsky and Mike Ploog suffers from unsympathetic inking.

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Review: Marvel Graphic Novel #5

The Rev. William Stryker escalates his evangelical, anti-mutant crusade to a mass-murderous level with a plot involving Professor X. A powerful addition to the X-Men canon by longtime scribe Chris Claremont and future-Astro-City artist Brett Anderson.

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Review: X-Men Annual #6

Storm falls under Dracula’s thrall once more, but what’s going on with a distraught – and seemingly murderous – Kitty Pryde? Another mismatched story of horror and superheroics from the future New Mutants team of Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz.

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