Comics Reviews: Flash 319, Wonder Woman 301, Green Lantern 162, Jonah Hex 70

Flash 319 coverFlash #319 – “A Slight Touch of Death” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

Last issue, Eradicator was revealed as a sort of “alternate personality” of Senator Creed Phillips and he took Phillips’s girlfriend (Fiona Webb) hostage. Flash almost got blown up checking Phillips’s apartment and when Captain Invincible (police Captain Frye) came to help, they both ended up plunging through the wall toward the street. Frye slaps the shit out of Flash on the way down, finally waking him up with less than a second to spare. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 319, Wonder Woman 301, Green Lantern 162, Jonah Hex 70”

Comics Reviews: JLA 212, Legion of Super-Heroes 297, New Teen Titans 29, All-Star Squadron 19

JLA 212 coverJustice League of America #212 – “(No Title)” – Gerry Conway/Rich Buckler, Paris Cullins/Romeo Tanghal

Last issue, a bunch of aliens called the Treasurers offered to help Earth with a problem that could threaten all life. A fundamental element called X-element, which binds all matter together, has been decaying, which affects weather patterns and natural phenomena all over the world. The Treasurers promised to fix the X-element in exchange for a few innocent items from Earth … and a certain human named George Stuart. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 212, Legion of Super-Heroes 297, New Teen Titans 29, All-Star Squadron 19”

Comics Reviews: Superman 381, Action 541, DC Comics Presents 55, Warlord 67

Superman 381 coverSuperman #381 – “Whose Super-Life is it Anyway?” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

Last issue, Superman and Superboy both tried to travel through time and ran into the same weird time-storm which caused them to switch minds and be catapulted back to their respective times. So now Superboy’s mind is in Superman’s adult body in the present, while Superman’s mind is in Superboy’s teenage body about fifteen years in the past. (That part of the story was told in concurrent issues of Superboy, which I don’t have and won’t be reviewing.) Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 381, Action 541, DC Comics Presents 55, Warlord 67”

Comics Reviews: Batman 357, Detective 524, Brave & the Bold 196, Firestorm 10

Batman 357 coverBatman #357 – “Squid” – Gerry Conway/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with Batman beating the hell out of some gangsters and capturing their leader, a guy named Lester. Batman wants to know who gave Lester the drug concession in Gotham. Lester says that since Batman put the old mob boss (Falco) away, a new guy has moved in to take over the action … a guy called the Squid. Across town, Commissioner Gordon is undergoing his first physical since being reinstated. He’s in pretty good shape for a sixty-year-old, but the doctor says he has high blood pressure. He’ll have to stop smoking, cut down on salt, and take pills. Gordon isn’t too impressed with her list of demands. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 357, Detective 524, Brave & the Bold 196, Firestorm 10”