Published by Pacific and © Bruce Jones Associates, December 1983
Synopsis: Silverheels flees the ’Pachee Compound – and the confines of Earth – by crashing the aliens’ Lawkeepers cadet program.
Writer: Bruce Jones and April Campbell
Artist: Scott Hampton
Review: Bruce Jones and April Campbell deliver some high-concept space opera here, with what appears to be a future native reservation on an Earth under the rule of white supremacists. But the real draw here is the beautifully watercolored art from a young Scott Hampton. The color work is sumptuous.
Title: “Robotus Ridiculous”
Synopsis: Flan, a madcap robot server with an appreciation for the past, saves the Earth from an alien attack.
Artist: Ken Steacy
Review: A silly sci-fi story that’s part Impossible Man, part Transformers. This slight outing features strong, cartoony art from Ken Steacy.
Grade (for the entire issue): B+
Second opinion: “The art by Scott Hampton is fine, and the coloring is alive and vibrant, but the story is a mess. Bruce Jones is capable of much better than this.” – R.A. Jones, Amazing Heroes #42, March 1, 1984
Cool factor: For a debut series, Scott Hampton’s art is simply stunning.
Character quotable: “Cadet Silverheels, sir, reporting for duty!” – Silverheels, ’Pachee dreamer and intergalactic party crasher
Editor’s note: This review was written July 11, 2020.