POWER PACK #37-40 (1988)

The panels above are from an opening sequence where the team uses their powers to do their chores. Very fun.

For the main story: There’s a new mutant in New York who can teleport. She’s a little girl. She teleports on set to a talk show, and gets interviewed.  This leads to the girl’s house being firebombed and a bunch of anti-mutant hate.

The bomber is the bully Douglas Carmody, who is revealed to be “The Bogeyman” (up to now, we haven’t known Bogeyman was Carmody).  We also learn he is being funded by the anti-anti-mutant group, The Right—from the pages of X-Factor.

Bogeyman kidnaps her in a sack.

And the Power Packers team up with The New Mutants to rescue her.

The two teams are successful, the girl goes home, and we never see her again.

This is a book that used to be very good, but it getting worse every issue.  With #39, it becomes direct-market only, with more pages, a higher price, and a dozen extra pages of content.

Note: Issue #38 is a fill-in writer on a story about the spoiled children of Arab oil barons who pick on the Power kids.  It’s irrelevant.

Creators: Louise Simonson and Sal Velluto, except issue #38: Julianna Jones, Sal Velluto
Grade: D

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And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.

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