In the lead feature by Elliot S. Maggin and Mike Grell, Robin and Batgirl team to stop an invasion led by Benedict Arnold and Satan. Throw in a few reprints – including a Neal Adams Man-Bat story – and you’ve got a fine debut issue of The Batman Family.
A second group of aliens stop Phoenix’s suicide attempt, turn him into the Protector and send him to battle a cyclops. A victim of the dreaded Atlas-(Seaboard)-last-issue revamp, this outing by the new creative team of Gary Friedrich and Ric Estrada is pretty much a bust.
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.