Synopsis: JAMES VAN HISE provides a comprehensive history of THE NEW MUTANTS from the team's first appearance in MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #4 through issue 35 of their own series. That article is liberally illustrated with panels from the series, including a side-by-side comparison of a Bob McLeod penciled and inked page.
Synopsis: A history and contrast of "The Star Spangled Superhero" and "The Corporate Superhero" that summarizes each hero's history and evaluates how their respective titles are being handled and what lies ahead.
Notes: Aricle features two full-page, full-color illustrations: (1) Cap and Shell-Head by JIM KEEGAN and (2) Cap contemplating the city from a rooftop by MIKE ZECK.
Synopsis: RON GOULART looks at the campy 1950s sci-fi strips SPACE CADET, PLANETEER, BEYOND MARS, JET SCOTT, DRIFT MARLO, closing by touching on the 1970's revival of BUCK ROGERS by Gray Morrow and Goulart's own STAR HAWKS strip illustrated by Gil Kane. A four-page article abundantly illustrated with panels and strips.
Synopsis: Will Murray examines the ACG line of heroes, including MAGICMAN, NEMESIS and arch-foe DRAGONIA, and describes the Magicman and Nemesis crossover event in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #136 (1966). Murray closes his piece describing the end of the ACG line in 1968.