Comics Reviews: Flash 336, Wonder Woman 318, Green Lantern 179, Warlord 84, Jonah Hex 86

Flash 336 coverFlash #336 – “Murder on the Rocks” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, two crooks were hired anonymously (through a tape recording) to blow up the mountain house of Cecile Horton, Flash’s lawyer. A tabloid reporter and his assistant were planting bugs in the house at the time of the explosion, but the reporter survives. Flash is still talking to the mayor (whose life he saved last issue) and learns that the mayor’s recent bad-mouthing of Flash wasn’t his idea. Flash finds the micro-transmitter in the mayor’s ear and figures out who is probably behind it. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 336, Wonder Woman 318, Green Lantern 179, Warlord 84, Jonah Hex 86”

Comics Reviews: Flash 335, Wonder Woman 317, Green Lantern 178, Warlord 83

Flash 335 coverFlash #335 – “How to Trash a Flash” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, Flash got wind of a bomb planted under the desk of evening news anchor Rick Trent and rushed to the studio to find it, smashing Trent’s desk to splinters. Unfortunately, there is no bomb and it looks like Flash just came in and trashed Trent’s desk on live TV for no reason. Before he can explain, the news cuts to commercial and people around Central City react, some assuming Flash had good reason for his outburst, while others are skeptical. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 335, Wonder Woman 317, Green Lantern 178, Warlord 83”

Comics Reviews: JLA 227, Legion of Super-Heroes 312, Tales of the Teen Titans 43, Warlord 82

JLA 227 coverJustice League of America #227 – “Dragon Keep” – Joey Cavalieri/Chuck Patton/Mark Alexander

This one starts on a lonely island in the Pacific where a bunch of Fiatlux brothers are trying to escape. They end up being devoured by strange flora and fauna on the island, including a couple of dragons. The last leader of Fiatlux (the Falconer, aka Lord Claw) gloats that he’s now the supreme commander of the group, since his two rivals have been taken care of (as we saw in the last couple of issues). Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 227, Legion of Super-Heroes 312, Tales of the Teen Titans 43, Warlord 82”

Comics Reviews: JLA 226, Legion of Super-Heroes 311, Tales of the Teen Titans 42, Warlord 81

JLA 226 coverJustice League of America #226 – “Hell on Earth” – Joey Cavalieri/Chuck Patton/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, a cult known as Fiatlux started recruiting people who were missing something in their lives. They also stole a new substance called Luciferase from the lab of Ray Palmer, alerting the JLA to their misdeeds. The leader of Fiatlux was playing a more dangerous game and used the Luciferase summon a demon from Perdition named Hellrazer. Zatanna, Black Canary, Green Arrow, and Hawkgirl arrived at cult headquarters just in time for the summoning. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 226, Legion of Super-Heroes 311, Tales of the Teen Titans 42, Warlord 81”

Comics Reviews: JLA 225, Legion of Super-Heroes 310, New Teen Titans 41, Warlord 80

JLA 225 coverJustice League of America #225 – “Let There Be Light” – Joey Cavalieri/Chuck Patton/Pablo Marcos

This one starts with Ray (Atom) Palmer returning to Ivy College after his recent adventures in South America (in the Sword of the Atom mini-series). Ray is startled to find a bunch of guys in his lab stealing something called Luciferase. The thieves are kinda weird, speaking in hesitant monotones like robots. Ray goads them into knocking him out the window so he can change to Atom and attack them. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 225, Legion of Super-Heroes 310, New Teen Titans 41, Warlord 80”

Comics Reviews: JLA 224, Legion of Super-Heroes 309, New Teen Titans 40, Warlord 79

JLA 224 coverJLA #224 – “The Supremacy Factor” – Kurt Busiek/Chuck Patton/Dick Giordano

This one starts with Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan, Clark (Superman) Kent, and Oliver (Green Arrow) Queen meeting for lunch at a restaurant in Star City. The waitress thinks she’s ht the jackpot having three studs like them at her table, but Oliver is more concerned with Black Canary, who’s late for lunch. We see Black Canary on her way to the restaurant (having stopped a bank robbery) getting delayed by an altercation in an alley. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 224, Legion of Super-Heroes 309, New Teen Titans 40, Warlord 79”

Comics Reviews: JLA 223, Legion of Super-Heroes 308, New Teen Titans 39, Warlord 78

JLA 223 coverJustice League of America #223 – “Bloodsport” – Gerry Conway/Chuck Patton/Romeo Tanghal

Last issue, the JLA learned about a group of people who’d turned themselves into animal-human hybrids (the Ani-Men) in an effort to save their genetics company, Repli-Tech. The process worked a little too well and they became more animal than human, staging gladiatorial combats for bored rich people and plotting to rule the world. One of their number (a cat-lady named Reena) defected and filled the JLA in. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 223, Legion of Super-Heroes 308, New Teen Titans 39, Warlord 78”

Comics Reviews: JLA 222, New Teen Titans 38, Legion of Super-Heroes 307, Warlord 77

JLA 222 coverJustice League of America #222 – “Death Games” – Gerry Conway/Chuck Patton/Romeo Tanghal

Last issue, the JLA tangled with several beast-men, human-animal hybrids like something from the Island of Dr. Moreau. Firestorm encountered one of the beast-men (a cat lady named Reena) who asked him for help. He brought her back to the JLA Satellite so she can tell the JLA her story. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 222, New Teen Titans 38, Legion of Super-Heroes 307, Warlord 77”

Comics Reviews: All-Star Squadron 28, Warlord 76

All-Star Squadron 28 coverAll-Star Squadron #28 – “By Hatred Possessed” – Roy Thomas/Richard Howell/Gerald Forton

Today I’m finishing up with the All-Star Squadron and Warlord issues that were pushed out of synch because of their annuals. The next couple posts will wrap up the other 1983 Annuals and then I’ll do my preview for 1984. Last issue, Dr. Fate went looking for the Spectre and found him guarding the tomb of Kulak, evil sorcerer. Fate and Spectre fought and Fate ended up being tossed through countless dimensions into oblivion. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: All-Star Squadron 28, Warlord 76”

Comics Reviews: Superman 390, Action 550, DC Comics Presents 64, Warlord 75

Superman 390 coverSuperman #390 – “Lost on a Comet” – Cary Bates (plot), Elliot S! Maggin/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with Vartox, in a deep state of unconsciousness, inside a comet in the far reaches of space. The comet runs into an alien spaceship, dislodging Vartox, who can’t remember who he is or how he got there. His heroic instincts are intact though, and he immediately tries to help the stricken ship. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 390, Action 550, DC Comics Presents 64, Warlord 75”