A powerful young man is on a quest to avenge his parents against Hyssa, the tyrannical lizard king. A typical blast of Bronze Age goodness from Jack “King” Kirby, who never got the chance to further develop this world.
When a cattle baron’s men gun down Tom Corbett’s parents, he takes up twin Colts to become Kid Cody. The lead feature from writer Larry Lieber is pretty uninspired, but Doug Wildey provides some pretty art.
In a future dystopia, a scientist grows a plant man to battle government tyranny – but things don’t end well! A weird kit bash of concepts from Michael Fleisher, ably illustrated by Al Milgrom and Jack Abel.
Jay Hunter’s criminal activities get his scientist father killed – but not before the old man helps him become a superhero. Archie Goodwin writes this debut issue, but it’s the art of Steve Ditko and Wally Wood that makes it a treat.
Eugene Lycosa lives with the curse of his ancestor, a count who stopped a tarantula cult at great personal cost. Starring a creepy “hero” who eats bad guys, Micheal Fleisher and Pat Boyette’s Weird Suspense is one of the better Atlas (Seaboard) debuts.
As Professor X departs for vacation, the X-Men are inexplicably attacked by Eric the Red – and two of their own! The classic X-Men creative team of Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum are beginning to hit their stride.
The X-Men battle Count Nefaria and his Ani-Men at NORAD – with tragic results! The shocking death of one of the new X-Men ultimately fails to land the desired emotional punch in this potential-laden outing from Len Wien, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.
When Count Nefaria and his Ani-Men take over NORAD, Cyclops and the new X-Men race to save the day. Legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont joins plotter Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum for the return issue of Marvel’s ongoing mutant series.