Double-crossed by a cult, Vietnam veteran Gideon Cross must try to stop xenogenesis – the rebirth of the demon race! The story is a bit hard to warm up to, but the visual storytelling by Rich Buckler is a lot of fun.
A second group of aliens stop Phoenix’s suicide attempt, turn him into the Protector and send him to battle a cyclops. A victim of the dreaded Atlas-(Seaboard)-last-issue revamp, this outing by the new creative team of Gary Friedrich and Ric Estrada is pretty much a bust.
Phoenix tries to save a village from a yeti army controlled by Satan – who is actually an alien in disguise! The lead story by Gabriel Levy and Sal Amendola is a bit off, but a backup feature with nice art from Pat Broderick and Terry Austin brings up this issue’s average.
After learning the alien threat still lives, Phoenix races to New York to stop the annihilation of the city. Heavy with Biblical allusions, this series, by artist Sal Amendola and new writer Gabriel Levy, still has potential.
When Hell comes under siege from the demon Brimstone, the Grim Ghost finds himself coming to the aid of Satan. A silly story from Tony Isabella – but not a bad one. The same can not be said for the art, a subpar outing from the usually talented Ernie Colón.
Colonial-era highwayman Matthew Dunsinane is put to death, but makes a deal to do Satan’s work in the 20th century. This excellent character debut, from the team of Michael Fleisher and Ernie Colón, is one of the best single issues of the entire Atlas (Seaboard) line.
Stuntman Jeff Rand is forced to go into action as the Cougar when his brother – a werewolf! – attacks the set. This origin story, by the team of Gary Friedrich and Frank Springer, offers a great surprise ending.
When a real vampire causes trouble for a horror-movie crew, it’s up to The Cougar to save the day. Not great yet strangely enjoyable, this debut issue by Steve Mitchell, Dan Adkins and Frank Springer is fairly typical of the Atlas (Seaboard) line.