Spider-Man and Dr. Strange team to save Flash Thompson from Asian monks who wrongfully seek vengeance! Chockablock with melodrama, this outing from Stan Lee and John Romita is a quintessential early-'70s Spider-Man comic.
Officers Dave Greenberg and Bob Hantz bust petty crooks by hiding in coat racks and packing cartons. Based on a 1974 movie, there’s not much super to these stories by Marv Channing, Gray Morrow, Frank Thorne and others.
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.
The Hulk and Bruce Banner have been separated – a condition Iron Man and the U.S. Army want to reverse! A decent Roy Thomas story with surprisingly strong art from the team of Herb Trimpe and John Severin.
Three astronauts survive a nuclear war, make friends with a cave man and struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. This debut issue – by Joe Gill and John Byrne – isn’t as good as the reviewer remembers, but it’s still a lot of fun.
Judge Death, a warped analogue of the Mega-City judges, comes from another dimension to sentence the living. Judge Dredd makes his U.S. debut in this fantastic collection of tales by John Wagner and Brian Bolland.
On the anniversary of his parents’ murder, Batman visits Crime Alley – and the kind woman who comforted the orphaned Bruce Wayne. A strong if simple story from legendary Batwriter Denny O’Neil, with gorgeous art from Dick Giordano.
Air Force pilot Travis Morgan ejects from a crashing SR-71 – to discover the hidden, savage world of Skartaris! The Warlord – writer/artist Mike Grell’s most enduring creation – proves to have that “it” thing right out of the gate.