Remember how Walter Langkowski lost his body then got a body back only it was female? Well, now his wife is claiming his estate because he’s “dead.” The judge finds this all a little hard to believe.
There’s some stuff with the newest “member,” Jade Dragon, and a new team of operatives called “China Force.” They’re kinda hinted at and then make their big debut in issue #66.
The whole thing is also a set up for the villain Dream Queen to return.
Bill Mantlo leaves with these issues, thank God. This is a truly awful comic that is painful to read.
There’s an attempt at 4th wall breaking, but it’s just not written well.
Bill Mantlo appears as the “God”-like creator of comic books, there’s a bunch of meta jokes, but then in the end it turns out it was all Dream Queen. So it wasn’t actually a 4th wall break. But it kinda was.
I’d say “good try” because in 1988 this was a novel idea (pre-Deadpool, pre-Grant Morrison’s Animal Man, etc.). But it’s so badly done and the “dream” thing is a cop-out.
Creators: Bill Mantlo and Jim Lee (#64), Hugh Haynes (#65-66)