Quasar #8

This is an odd cover.  First of all, it has a dog-ear that says it is a Secret Wars tie-in, but it’s not.  And it says “don’t blink or you’ll miss Warlock and the New Mutants,” but they’re on the splash page and the first three pages of the book, clear and in plain sight.

Quasar’s floating head friend Eon has been threatened by an alien invasion, but Quasar doesn’t know when the attack will happen or who the alien will be, so he’s on an X-Files type mission to search the planet for aliens.  The first three pages, as mentioned above, show him investigating Warlock, and identifying him as non-hostile.

Then he spends the rest of the issue fighting a robot alien called Tenarch, who has taken over Project Pegasus, allowing for a guest appearance by Blue Shield (who is now the Security Chief of the installation).

Quasar is supposed to be a neophyte to heroism, but he takes a rare mentorship role with Blue Shield….

Creators: Mark Gruenwald, Mike Manley
Grade: C-

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