Drawn into conflict with Doctor Doom by Arcade, the X-Men call in reinforcements to rescue their loved ones. Dave Cockrum, the co-creator of the all-new, all-different X-men, returns for a second stint as penciler of Marvel’s favorite mutants.
A clone of Paul “Manhunter” Kirk calls together several DC big bads to form a Secret Society of Super-Villains. This debut issue from Gerry Conway, Pablo Marcos and Bob Smith is just interesting enough to bring readers back for more.
After battling War-Wolf, Deathlok tries returning to his pre-cyborg home and finds only rejection and despair. Creator Rich Buckler assumes scripting duties this time out but the whole thing seems a little off.
Deathlok tries to rescue his best friend from the clutches of Maj. Simon Ryker, head of Project: Alpha-Mech. Doug Moench and Rich Buckler continue to push the envelope of mainstream comics fare with this strong second installment.
In the not-so-distant future, Col. Luther Manning manages to seize control of his cyborg body and escape from his creator. Rich Buckler and Doug Moench tap into the zeitgeist of the era with their new creation Deathlok.
The return of the Silver Dagger further complicates Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel’s efforts to save Clea. This second half of a two-part tale by Chris Claremont drops off from run-of-the-mill to ho-hum.
Spider-Man joins Doctor Strange and Ms. Marvel in an effort to save Clea’s soul. Chris Claremont and an odd assortment of artists (including Howard Chaykin) turn in a rather run-of-the-mill mystical adventure.