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.
Swamp Thing’s quest to find Matthew Cable brings him to Gotham City – and a showdown with the Batman! While not as epic as Alan Moore’s Copper Age Swamp Thing/Batman battle, this story from Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson is certainly a winner.
Spider-Man races to help as a football-player-turned-scientist tries to save his daughter from kidnappers. Will either man be in time? Len Wein delivers a strong done-in-one story here, with solid support from Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.
Spider-Man feels a little Christmas cheer, despite being stuck in battle with the Lizard and Stegron, the Dinosaur Man. Standard mid-Bronze-Age Spidey fair from the team of Len Wein, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.
A secret race of Cat People turns Greer “The Cat” Nelson into Tigra, a werewoman who must battle both Werewolf by Night and Hydra. Another winner from Tony Isabella, this one illustrated by the journeymen art team of Don Perlin and Vince Colletta.
The X-Men battle Count Nefaria and his Ani-Men at NORAD – with tragic results! The shocking death of one of the new X-Men ultimately fails to land the desired emotional punch in this potential-laden outing from Len Wien, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.
When Count Nefaria and his Ani-Men take over NORAD, Cyclops and the new X-Men race to save the day. Legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont joins plotter Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum for the return issue of Marvel’s ongoing mutant series.