Comics Reviews: Flash 296, Wonder Woman 278, Green Lantern 139, Jonah Hex 47

Flash 296 coverFlash #296 – “The Man Who Was Cursed to the Bone” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

That’s right, Infantino’s back on Flash, in a goofy tale that seems like it might have been left over from his first run on the comic. It starts with Flash zipping across country, looking for Ralph (Elongated Man) Dibny, who’s been missing for a few days after taking a case in Chicago. Ralph’s wife, Sue, asked Barry Allen if he’d get his “friend” Flash to look for Ralph, but so far the Scarlet Speedster has come up empty. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 296, Wonder Woman 278, Green Lantern 139, Jonah Hex 47”

Comics Reviews: JLA 189, Legion of Super-Heroes 274, New Teen Titans 6

JLA 189 coverJustice League of America #189 – “The Return of the Starfish Conqueror” – Gerry Conway/Rich Buckler/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts on the JLA Satellite, with Black Canary running Firestorm through a high-tech obstacle course. Firestorm cheats by using his molecular powers to render the obstacles harmless, instead of dodging them like he’s supposed to. Black Canary tells him she runs the course every day and that plays on his ego enough that he promises not to cheat anymore. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 189, Legion of Super-Heroes 274, New Teen Titans 6”

Comics Reviews: Superman 358, Action 518, DC Comics Presents 32, Warlord 44

Superman 358 coverSuperman #358 – “Father Nature’s Folly” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

The splash page calls this the “most awe-inspiring story of the year”; if that’s true, DC was having a pretty crappy year. This starts with Clark Kent showing up at a school as a guest speaker. (The kids are rather disappointed, since they were hoping the surprise guest was Superman.) One of the kids is a smart-ass named Alec and another is a bright student named Shanna. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 358, Action 518, DC Comics Presents 32, Warlord 44”

Comics Reviews: Batman 334, Detective 501, Brave & the Bold 173

Batman 334 coverBatman #334 – “Infinity Island” – Marv Wolfman/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, Batman was trying to figure out who was behind Gregorian Falstaff’s attempt to ruin Wayne Enterprises. As Bruce Wayne, he (and Talia) followed the trail to Hong Kong, where he was gassed aboard a ship. Meanwhile, Robin, Catwoman, and King Faraday followed a separate trail that also led to Hong Kong. Faraday was supposedly killed and Catwoman and Robin (in disguise) were captured by an informant (Chin) she asked for help. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 334, Detective 501, Brave & the Bold 173”