Comics Reviews: Flash 295, Wonder Woman 277, Green Lantern 138, Jonah Hex 46

Flash 295 coverFlash #295 – “In Grodd We Trust” – Cary Bates/Don Heck

Last issue, Solovar was worried that his fellow super-intelligent apes were being corrupted by decadent human influences, so he came up with a way to make everyone on Earth (except Flash) forget the existence of Gorilla City and its inhabitants. But simian super-villain Grodd went a little farther, sabotaging the memory-wiping machine so everyone (including Flash and the other gorillas) forgot that Grodd existed. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 295, Wonder Woman 277, Green Lantern 138, Jonah Hex 46”

Comics Reviews: JLA 188, Legion of Super-Heroes 273, New Teen Titans 5

JLA 188 coverJustice League of America #188 – “The Metamorph War” – Gerry Conway/Don Heck/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, a weirdo villain named Proteus used something called an Identi-Factor to change the physical forms of several Justice Leaguers (Superman, Zatanna, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Elongated Man) and suppress their memories. Proteus created his own JLA duplicates so he could use them to rob a jewelry store, but without the super powers possessed by the originals. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 188, Legion of Super-Heroes 273, New Teen Titans 5”

Comics Reviews: Superman 357, Action 517, DC Comics Presents 31, Warlord 43

Superman 357 coverSuperman #357 – “Food for a God” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Frank Charamonte

Last issue, Vartox dropped by to let Superman know he was using his hyper-powers as champion for a planet called Tynola, but he also gave Supes a secret message saying he needed help. Vartox said the Tynolans had been staging disasters for him to fix and he wanted to find out why. When Superman arrived on Tynola, he and Vartox staged a fight and Superman was captured and imprisoned. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 357, Action 517, DC Comics Presents 31, Warlord 43”

Comics Reviews: Batman 333, Detective 500, Brave & the Bold 172

Batman 333 coverBatman #333 – “The China Syndrome” – Marv Wolfman/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts with a shadowy figure in Kathmandu, Nepal monitoring a radio. He’s been listening every night for years and finally gets something for his efforts … a radio signal. In Montfaucon, Switzerland, we see Karlyle Krugerrand going into an ultra-secure bank on top of a mountain. After going through numerous security checks and making it to the vault, the banker tries to kill Krugerrand. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 333, Detective 500, Brave & the Bold 172”