A crew of astronauts returns to find a ravaged Earth split between two groups – human savages and high-tech vampires! This debut issue of Larry Hama’s dystopic future lacks spark, but the art by Pat Broderick and Frank McLaughlin is a strong draw.
A local police chief wants the Brute dead. Wait. No. No, he doesn’t. Oh. Stop. Yes, he does. Also: supervillain. This final issue is a mess of stereotypes masquerading as a story, from the team of Gary Friedrich, Alan Weiss and Jack Abel.
Morlock flees from dystopic authorities and a greedy mob, turns a rail gang into fungus, then eats a couple people. This ‘70s pop-culture mash-up from writer Michael Fleisher continues, with some above-average art support from Al Milgrom.
A prehistoric sub-human frozen in ice emerges eons later to bring death and destruction to a Minnesota town. A stinker of a debut from the usually interesting talents of Michael Fleisher and Mike Sekowsky.
The spider priestess Rak-Nora escapes from “astral disintegration” and seeks her revenge on the Tarantula. Another enjoyable issue of Weird Suspense, featuring a so-so script by Micheal Fleisher and interesting art by Pat Boyette.
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.