Comics Reviews: Flash 293, Wonder Woman 275, Green Lantern 136, Jonah Hex 44

Flash 293 coverFlash #293 – “The Pied Piper’s Paradox Peril” – Gerry Conway/Don Heck

This one starts with Pied Piper playing a tune by a fountain in downtown Central City. Flash happens by and removes the musical miscreant by carrying him away from the crowd on a waterspout. Piper protests that playing music in public isn’t a crime, and that he’s actually doing the people a service. Piper claims his playing is keeping wild elephants from stampeding through the downtown area. Flash figures he’s nuts, but a herd of elephants does come clomping down the street toward the crowd. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 293, Wonder Woman 275, Green Lantern 136, Jonah Hex 44”

Comics Reviews: JLA 186, Legion of Super-Heroes 271, New Teen Titans 3

JLA 186 coverJustice League of America #186 – “Who Can Stop the Shaggy Man?” – Gerry Conway/George Perez/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts in Siberia, where some Red Army guards are attacked by a furry giant. One of them escapes and gets back to his base babbling about the Abominable Snowman attacking the guard outpost. More soldiers investigate, finding giant tracks and crushed soldiers. They decide to hush it all up, shooting the lone survivor who witnessed the attack. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 186, Legion of Super-Heroes 271, New Teen Titans 3”

Comics Reviews: Superman 355, Action 515, DC Comics Presents 29, Warlord 41

Superman 355 coverSuperman #355 – “Momentus, Master of the Moon” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with a voice-over about how the phases of the moon affect human behaviour, as we see a couple of werewolves menace two young lovers in the park. But these aren’t your typical werewolves, since they rob the couple using a gun and a knife. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 355, Action 515, DC Comics Presents 29, Warlord 41”

Comics Reviews: Batman 331, Detective 498, Brave & the Bold 170

Batman 331 coverBatman #331 – “Closed Circuit” – Marv Wolfman (plot), Michael Fleisher/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts with a guy running through the alleys of Gotham, followed relentlessly by a dude in a trenchcoat. When the runner is finally cornered, the guy in the trenchcoat grabs him, electrocuting him by touch. Later, Batman identifies the dead guy as Spike Rafferty, a criminal who was scheduled for execution but released not long ago on a legal technicality. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 331, Detective 498, Brave & the Bold 170”