The Assassin targets Captain America – just the first step in a plot to take down all of the Avengers. The first of two surprisingly strong fill-in issues by Tony Isabella, with less-than-exceptional art from Don Heck and John Tartaglione.
Contrary to its striking cover, this issue actually features three unconnected – and largely uninspired – tales featuring Batman, Aquaman and the Legion of Super-Heroes. From creative talent including Gerry Conway, Paul Levitz, Don Newton and others.
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.
As the Legion prepares for a celebration, Brainiac 5 seeks to cure an ally trapped by visions of alternate futures. LoSH regulars Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen anchor an impressive team of talent for the special anniversary issue.
The High Overlord is called before a forum of Martian masters to review an earlier debacle against the rebel Killraven. A lovely new framing sequence from artist P. Craig Russell almost makes up for this slapdash repackaging of a contemporary reprint. Almost.