Swamp Thing saves Matthew Cable and Abigail Arcane from an alligator creature, then frees them from giant, mutant worms. Beautiful art by Nestor Redondo keeps readers from missing Bernie Wrightson too much on this Len-Wein-penned tale.
Batman declares war on the mysterious villain who has been stalking him – but all is not as it seems. Len Wein’s ending for this miniseries doesn’t quite work, but Jim Aparo’s art keeps the quality high.
As a mysterious villain continues to taunt the Batman, allies Robin and Alfred look to their pasts. This origins-recounting series by Len Wein loses a little steam with its second issue, but the art by Jim Aparo is quite masterful.
When someone steals his father’s original Bat-costume, Batman heads down memory lane in an effort to solve the case. This solid retelling of Batman’s origin by Len Wein is marvelously illustrated by two of the era’s greats: John Byrne and Jim Aparo.
A young woman’s suicide attempt and a misunderstanding bring Batman to blows with Blockbuster on Christmas Eve. Sadly, this ho-hum outing from Len Wein, John Calnan and Frank McLaughlin isn’t much of a present.
Superman teams with Doctor Fate to battle alien high lamas who are willing to sacrifice Earth to reach nirvana. More Silver Age than Bronze in tone, the lead feature by Len Wein, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella is silly but fun.
Spider-Man takes the month off as the Human Torch and Hulk team to stop a revenge plot that involves bringing back Blastaar. A fairly weak story by Len Wein gets a major assist from the strong pencils of Gil Kane.
Scientists from the future send a “murdermek” back to 20th-century Metropolis in an effort to stop OMAC from being born. This story from Len Wein, George Pérez and Pablo Marcos shares DNA with “The Terminator” – a full year before that classic movie’s debut.
“To Kill a Legend,” a gem of a Batman story from Alan Brennert and Dick Giordano, anchors this above-average “anniversary” collection, which also features work from Len Wein, Mike W. Barr, Joe Kubert, Jim Aparo, Walter Simonson and many more.