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Review: Shanna, the She-Devil #1

Disgusted by mankind’s predilection for guns, a veterinarian takes an assignment in Africa that puts her at odds with poachers. Perhaps there’s a good comic-book story somewhere in this premise, but this debut issue – by Carole Seuling, Steve Gerber, George Tuska and Vince Colletta – isn’t it.

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Review: Giant-Size Man-Thing #4

A high-school student’s death makes the citizens of Citrusville crazier than usual – and draws Man-Thing to town! The lead story hasn’t aged well, but strong art on the backup features – including a Howard the Duck tale drawn by Frank Brunner – help make this issue a winner.

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Review: Marvel Two-in-One #8

Miracle Man converts an American Indian reservation into Bethlehem in a plot to one-up God in the Immaculate Conception department. This typically madcap Steve Gerber outing fails to suspend readers’ disbelief, while the journeyman art from Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito does little to raise this Christmas tale out of the eggnog.

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Review: Destroyer Duck #1 

Duke “Destroyer” Duck travels across nega-space to avenge the death of The Little Guy at the hands of Godcorp, Ltd. Steve Gerber + Jack Kirby + Righteous Anger = A pretty solid debut issue. (All this, plus the first appearance of Groo the Wanderer, too!)

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