Several pages of comics news (including ROGER STERN & JOHN BYRNE's plans to revitalize CAPTAIN AMERICA; MARV WOLFMAN's plans at DC, including brief discussion of his TEEN TITANS revival; and a 'sneak preview" of a two-page spread starring 70 superheroes from MARVEL SUPERHEROES AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS). Among the issue's numerous features are a profile of GENE COLAN, an overview of the Legion of Superheroes and an interview with ARCHIE GOODWIN about EPIC ILLUSTRATED.
The back cover features reproductions of the covers to ADVENTURE COMICS #311 (Aug 1963) and THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #261 (March 1980).
Synopsis: Dean Mullaney casts his vision for this new magazine, promising "COMICS FEATURE will entertain you, inform you, and offer a service to you. It is a magazine you can turn to for in-depth coverage of all areas of the comics medium."
Notes: RICHARD BRUNING's clever cartoon complements this opening editorial.
Synopsis: MELONEY CRAWFORD on the merchandising of comics characters, as timely today as it was in 1980. Opens with a full-page photograph of superheroe Mego action figures (don't dare call 'em dolls!).
Synopsis: DEAN MULLANEY profiles the artist. Includes panels from Colan's little-seen 1950's work on HOPALONG CASSIDY, ADVENTURES INTO TERROR and NAVY COMBAT, as well as his better-known work illustrating Dracula, Iron Man and Dr. Strange (what, no Daredevil??).