A local police chief wants the Brute dead. Wait. No. No, he doesn’t. Oh. Stop. Yes, he does. Also: supervillain. This final issue is a mess of stereotypes masquerading as a story, from the team of Gary Friedrich, Alan Weiss and Jack Abel.
When the Society to Outlaw Parent Power takes Gotham hostage with an A-bomb, Batman calls the Teen Titans for help. Writer Bob Haney goes for relevant but ends up with zany, while receiving some solid art support from Nick Cardy.
Spider-Man takes the month off as the Human Torch and Hulk team to stop a revenge plot that involves bringing back Blastaar. A fairly weak story by Len Wein gets a major assist from the strong pencils of Gil Kane.
Scientists from the future send a “murdermek” back to 20th-century Metropolis in an effort to stop OMAC from being born. This story from Len Wein, George Pérez and Pablo Marcos shares DNA with “The Terminator” – a full year before that classic movie’s debut.
Tigra recruits the Thing’s help in her battle against a “null-band”-empowered villain known as the Cougar. An utterly average, mid-Bronze-Age outing from the creative team of Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Don Heck.
When Bruce Wayne becomes the target of a murderous race-car driver, Batman takes the wheel – with an assist from Diana Prince. This Mike Sekowsky story hasn’t aged well, but it’s still fun as a product of its time.
Saturn Girl gives birth while engulfed in a magical darkness; everything goes well with the delivery … or does it? Despite a strong story, this annual is ultimately a subpar outing from Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen (with art by Curt Swan).
After losing a battle to the Grey Gargoyle, the Avengers must regroup before tracking him down for a rematch. John Byrne and Dan Green draw a fine Avengers, but this story from Roger Stern and David Michelinie is not on par with the era’s best work.
While defending against a government attempt to strip their security clearance, the Avengers are called to battle a stony menace. A sagging story by Roger Stern and Steven Grant doesn’t do justice to the excellent art of John Byrne and Dan Green.