X-MEN UNLIMITED #6 (1994): Lykos separated from Sauron
One writer, four(!) layout artist, and half a dozen pencilers, including Al Milgrom. Even more if you count the pin-ups at the end (which I did not). It took all these people to draw an unimportant, inconsequential story about Sauron.
He’s looking for energy sources, so his Mutates Whiteout and Worm kidnap Havok. They do it by forcing him to crash his Blackbird.
The X-Men love crashing their vehicles. (See tag below.)
Some X-Men try to save Havok, and get captured, too.
The girls are in chains. Bondage!
To escape, Jean Grey does some mind whammy jammy that appears to pull Karl Lykos’ mind out of Sauron, leaving Sauron as a simple dinosaur. Lykos kills himself, and Sauron flies off.
I love that Havok says, “It’s like nothing ever ends for us.” Very meta, and so true. The ’90s are a plodding, hyperactive, overcrowded mess.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #160-162 (1973): 1st Solarr, Peggy Carter
The first appearance of one my favorite d-list villains: Solarr!! Cap and Falcon defeat Solarr, while Cap’s gal, Sharon Carter, leaves him a dear john letter. Faustus is ultimately responsible…
SILVER SABLE #20 (1994)
Silver Sable attends an embassy event while Black Fox breaks in to steal stuff. Sable’s niece (an untagged non-super) saves the day. This is a quiet little humor issue. It’s…
FANTASTIC FOUR #403-409 (1995-1996): 1st Hyperstorm; Reed Richards returns
Reed Richards is dead (sorry, I mean “dead”) and Scott Lang has taken his place, bringing his daughter to the Baxter Building. Kristoff Vernad Doom designs a new Ant-Man costume….
INCREDIBLE HULK #417-419 (1994): Rick Jones’ Wedding
Yes, these two issues are as fun as the cover to #417. These issues also feature Hulk’s first honest psychotherapy appointment with Doc Samson (in which he makes connections to…