A prehistoric pair empowered by the “genetic tinkering” of aliens must later defend their world when the “Sky Gods” return. Less-than-stellar creative efforts from Don Glut and Jesse Santos mar what could have been an interesting debut issue.
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.
Following World War II, twin infant brothers – one good, one scarred – are raised in a monastery and trained in the fighting arts. There’s nothing shockingly original here as writer Ed Fedory and artist Jim Craig team for a kung-fu tale typical of the era.
Ironjaw is captured by mutants, meets a wench, triumphs in the arena and learns a valuable life lesson about tolerance. And that’s just the lead feature. Sadly, the whole affair – including work by Gary Friedrich and Pablo Marcos – is a bit of a mess.