It’s an all Bill Mantlo issue! I mean, “it’s an all Bill Mantlo issue.” Mantlo was a versatile fill-in writer, known for turning in scripts in 24 hours to ensure deadlines weren’t missed. But when you give a guy a day to write, you get a story that was written in a day. Both these stories read like Mantlo wrote them years ago to fill in for a possible missed deadline, but the stories sat in a drawer and now editor Al Milgrom is pulling them out because … I don’t know. Why do we even still have Marvel Fanfare when we also have Marvel Comics Presents turning out short stories every month? It’s a glut.
Sub-Mariner meets some pirates and the Fantastic Four fight some non-powered criminals.
Creators: Bill Mantlo, Mike Mignola (Sub-Mariner), Greg Brooks (F4)