Tiger-Man’s investigation of a string of suspicious suicides brings him to blows with an insane psychiatrist named Dr. Hypnos. This lackluster affair from Gerry Conway, Steve Ditko and Al Milgrom brings this Atlas (Seaboard) series to a close.
With the help of computer tapes, Nicodemus regains his memories and once again schemes to become the Sorcerer Supreme. A solid, done-in-one story from Chris Claremont gets strong art support from the team of Marshall Rogers and P. Craig Russell.
Angel, Ka-Zar and Zabu launch a desperate attempt to rescue the X-Men from the clutches of Sauron. Soon-to-be X-artist Paul Smith joins Chris Claremont for this strong concluding chapter. Plus, two backup stories featuring art by Michael Golden.
With Angel and Spider-Man devolved into primordial creatures, it’s up to Ka-Zar and Karl “Sauron” Lykos to save the day. (Yeah, that sounds like it’ll end well.) Chris Claremont, Micheal Golden and others team on another good-but-not-amazing issue of Marvel Fanfare.
Spider-Man, Angel and Daredevil help the House of Ideas launch Marvel Fanfare, an upscale foray aimed at comics’ emerging Direct Market. While featuring some fantastic art from the likes of Michael Golden and Paul Smith, this debut issue’s stories fall a bit flat.
When the kids she’s babysitting are snatched by Morlocks, it’s Kitty Pryde to the rescue – with some help from Spider-Man. An unspectacular-but-solid outing from Bill Mantlo, Ron Frenz and Mike Esposito.
Can Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Shang-Chi keep Viper from crashing the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier into the Capitol Building? Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema and Steve Leialoha wrap up their four-part Marvel Team-Up arc with great skill.
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.