Read this one by the fireplace on Christmas Eve.
The greatest CM era of all arrives with Jim Starlin's debut!
Cap got super-strength--for a while.
Frank Giacoia's inks pretty much disguise Steranko's pencils, but the story's twist ending with Johnny Storm's heartbreak still resonates. I've never forgiven Crystal and Quicksilver.
That was the "new" stuff, but my burgeoning love for comicbooks of the past (thanks in no small part to DC's back-up reprints during 1971's 52 page era) is really getting well-fed!
DoD got me this one on New Year's Day 1973. Read all about it right here.
This was like a treasure chest for Kid Groove. The oldest and most important story reprints I'd ever seen at that point. And Nick Cardy's cover was worth ten times the cover price!
Ant-Man's creative team had fallen behind the Dread Deadline Doom, but the reprint and the Jim Starlin cover were dy-no-mite with Kid Groove!
Another reprint thanks to the DDD, but again, Starlin art (the cover and the framing sequence) made it a-ok. Oh, and it wasn't The Beast's creative team who missed the deadline--his final tale ran the issue before. No, t'was the incoming series what was running late...