Solo Avengers #19-20
Marvel Super Heroes #7 (Marvel Boy)
Marvel Comics Presents #22 (Starfox)
I gotta like the Hawk-eye 3-parter. the first issue is a bit silly but the next two are Silver age type fun, what this title was going for. i even started to like the orb and Hawk-eye buddy routine. Plus the Orb had a great death "I could die laughing" and the plant creatures cam as a surprise to me.
The others were meh. Sundragon was completely redundant with Moondragon back.
Posted by: Kveto from Prague | October 1, 2014 2:38 PM
I was not a devoted follower of Solo Avengers but I did pick up issues here and there. I'm not sure why but when the title changes to Avengers Spotlight, my local drugstore (which was the only place in the small town where I grew up that carried comics) stopped selling this title.
Posted by: Robert | October 1, 2014 6:40 PM
I get what they were going for with the Black Panther story- they wanted to make it ambiguous whether the guy that died for T'Challa was a hero or a fool that wanted adventure or both. It didn't work but they were trying.
I don't know where Gillis thought he was going with the Moondragon story. What was the point of establishing the Dragon of the Moon if Heather's homicidal even without it in her head? We're left with the impression Heather would have still killed her dad and raped Thor without the Dragon. (Dermie has tried to argue Heather's behavior might be a side effect of being in a kid's body but there's no evidence of that in the story.) It's the same problem with Strange's redemption in Strange Tales- Gillis just tells us the character is redeemed at the end without having to work for it. This would have worked if Heather was going to be written as a danger to everybody in her upcoming appearances but Heather's written as a straight hero over the next two years. Readers wrote in to complain but the letters page brushed them off.
Heather's appearance takes place before her appearance in Avengers 305. (Sorry, she comes back to Earth.) Starfox's appearance takes place after Captain America 355, since he's listed as still recuperating in Cap 355.
@Robert- that happened in a couple of stores I went to to.
Posted by: Michael | October 1, 2014 9:23 PM
The fact that Isaac's new body can change back to human is mostly forgotten about and it's mostly written as the same as his old body.
Posted by: Michael | October 1, 2014 11:09 PM
I don't know why, but I liked Sundragon, and I was looking forward to seeing more appearances of her and her little group. But that was not to be.
Posted by: Erik Robbins | October 2, 2014 1:02 AM
"That's the death of the original Orb up there. No one could have foreseen a character whose power is a giant eyeball helmet being the catalyst for a major Marvel event."
I want to write that comment off as fnord's sense of humor. But I fear what that comment might actually refer to.
Posted by: Erik Beck | August 29, 2015 8:57 AM
It's a reference to the Original Sin crossover, where the second Orb played a major role.
Posted by: Michael | August 29, 2015 9:20 AM
Hey, now...the second Orb isn't wearing a helmet.His head really is just a giant eyeball.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | September 1, 2016 6:36 PM
Starfox's "Galaxy Express 999" gold card is named after a popular Japanese comic/cartoon.
Posted by: Luke Blanchard | April 28, 2018 1:02 PM