Through these three issues is a Black Knight story that takes place back in the days of castles and such, showing his role during The Crusades. If you like Black Knight, or King Arthur-type stories, this is for you. I don’t, so it’s not for me.
By way of backup tales, issue #52 has a generic but nice-looking Dr. Strange story, and then a bunch of Paul Ryan pin-ups.
Issue #53 has Iron Man. Editori-Al tries to make it look like it was planned, not just inventory stories.
Iron Man is fending off an alien invasion, but it’s got a kind of cool twist. It’s told from the point of view of the aliens, with them speaking English and Iron Man speaking gibberish.
Finally, #54 has Editori-Al looking like Batman and a Wolverine story solely created by Richard Howell that continues into #55 behind the main story of Power Pack. The Power Pack story is clearly one that Terry Austin wrote for the main series but it got stuck in a drawer.
If it wasn’t good for a bad comic like Power Pack, it shouldn’t have been published here, either, to be honest.
Creators and Grades:
Black Knight: Steven Grant and Scott Hampton/Ernie Chan. Grade: C-
Dr. Strange: Dean Allen Schreck and Gene Colan. Grade: C
Iron Man: Dan Mishkin and David Ross. Grade: B-
Wolverine: Richard Howell. Grade: C+
Power Pack and a Couple New Mutants: Terry Austin and Colleen Doran. Grade: D
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