Rom heads to Washington, D.C., in a desperate effort to rescue his neutralizer from a Dire Wraith conspiracy! This transitional issue by the regular Rom team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema is a solid read, but hints of better things to come.
The last survivor of a race of mutated reptiles massacred by the Dire Wraiths battles should-be-ally Rom. A surprisingly poignant piece of retconning from regular scribe Bill Mantlo, with typically solid support from “Our Pal” Sal Buscema.
With his Earth alliances fraying and his neutralizer in Wraith hands, Rom must face a dreaded deathwing! A return to sci-fi basics makes for a stronger issue from the creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.
As Rom lies comatose in a laboratory, the Dire Wraiths decide to attack – with semi-sentient, thorny plants! Silly plot devices undermine this offering from the regular creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.
While recovering from earlier battles, Rom is attacked by mutant Dobermans – better known as hell-hounds from the Black Nebula! A better-than-average issue from writer Bill Mantlo and “Our Pal” Sal Buscema.
Deathlok faces off with Maj. Ryker in a virtual reality “Mind-Lock,” then attempts a mind transference to a clone. This visually strong series – by Rich Buckler, Bill Mantlo and Klaus Janson – continues to be overwhelmed by a plethora of concepts.
After being damaged by Hellinger’s explosive, Deathlok is rebuilt by the CIA and sent back on the hunt for Ryker. The creative team of Rich Buckler, Bill Mantlo and Klaus Janson serve up a visually striking story that’s overstuffed with plot elements.
Deathlok’s quest to restore his humanity brings him to Maj. Ryker’s brother Hellinger and a Luther Manning clone. New inker Klaus Janson improves the look of this series but it’s still unclear where plotter/artist Rich Buckler is trying to take the story.
Deathlok battles human drones in abandoned subway tunnels while Mike Travers frees Nina from Maj. Ryker. Rich Buckler is joined by Bill Mantlo and a “whole blame Bullpen” of artists, but this story simply idles in place.
Jack of Hearts saves capsized boaters before heading home for an eventual battle with an assassin named Jonathan Hemlock. This one-shot outing from Bill Mantlo – featuring nice art from Keith Giffen and Rudy Nebres – is a strong scene-setter issue.