The High Evolutionary asks for the Rigellians to give an account of Adam Warlock’s life, using a Regellian Recorder. You know, I first saw the Recorder in Bob Layton’s wonderful Hercules miniseries of the 1980s (I can’t wait to re-read that!). I had no idea at the time that the character appeared so often.
We also get a pretty thorough description of Adam’s Soul Gem powers. I have to admit that it’s hard to keep them straight sometimes, so it’s kind of a handy cheat sheet.
Not a huge fan of Bob Brown’s art here. Warlock looks tired.
But this is the last issue written by Mike Friedrich, and it ends with a cliffhanger, which is weird.
At the time they wrote it, they didn’t seem to know when we’d get the conclusion of this conflict-it ends up being resolved in Hulk #176.
Also: This suggestive panel. Implied oral.
Note: The series does return, in a few years, with a new (and amazing) creative team, and retains the original numbering.
Creators: Friedrich and Bob Brown