In the lead feature by Elliot S. Maggin and Mike Grell, Robin and Batgirl team to stop an invasion led by Benedict Arnold and Satan. Throw in a few reprints – including a Neal Adams Man-Bat story – and you’ve got a fine debut issue of The Batman Family.
After battling War-Wolf, Deathlok tries returning to his pre-cyborg home and finds only rejection and despair. Creator Rich Buckler assumes scripting duties this time out but the whole thing seems a little off.
Deathlok tries to rescue his best friend from the clutches of Maj. Simon Ryker, head of Project: Alpha-Mech. Doug Moench and Rich Buckler continue to push the envelope of mainstream comics fare with this strong second installment.
In the not-so-distant future, Col. Luther Manning manages to seize control of his cyborg body and escape from his creator. Rich Buckler and Doug Moench tap into the zeitgeist of the era with their new creation Deathlok.
The return of the Silver Dagger further complicates Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel’s efforts to save Clea. This second half of a two-part tale by Chris Claremont drops off from run-of-the-mill to ho-hum.
Spider-Man joins Doctor Strange and Ms. Marvel in an effort to save Clea’s soul. Chris Claremont and an odd assortment of artists (including Howard Chaykin) turn in a rather run-of-the-mill mystical adventure.
Aliens abduct the son of one of Superman’s boyhood friends – and the Legion won’t let Superman save the boy! A serviceable if unspectacular story by Paul Levitz and the art team of Dick Dillin and Dick Giordano.
Terrorists seize control of weapons of mass destruction? Thank Rao Batman and Supergirl are there to save the day. Cary Burkett delivers a tight done-in-one tale, nicely illustrated by the late, great Jim Aparo.