Action 617 – Green Lantern has relationship problems, Fredrikson shows up, Wild Pup isn’t wanted, Superman loses his man, the Phantom Stranger and channelling, and Cheshire loses custody
Superman streamlines across the cover of Action 617.
David, Howell and Starr continue the Hawkes storyline in this issue, but open as a rift grows in the relationship between Hal and Arisia.
She may look like an adult, but Arisia is really a child, who used her ring to rapidly age her body. So it’s not surprising when her behaviour tends towards childishness.
The Freakshow lays a trap for Green Lantern, with a pyrokinetic woman pretending to be endangered by the flames.
Castle is now wearing a costume, instead of jogging gear. Not a bad assortment of enemies.
Pasko and Burchett get the team together in this chapter of Blackhawk.
Although the mission itself, to rescue the downed aviatrix, is not that appealing, the down payment is.
We do know that the woman is being held captive by a plantation owner, and is being tortured for information.
Frederkison shows up, and Janos thinks he is responsible for Lady Blackhawk’s loss of an eye, as they had once been a couple. He’s wrong, but the two men fight anyway.
Wild Dog meets his acolyte in this chapter, by Collins, Beatty and Nyberg.
The boy does prove useful, but Wild Dog is not in any way pleased by his help, and wants nothing to do with the boy.
People keep trying to kill the Superman worshipper, and Superman has been dealing with those men. He is none too pleased to discover his worshipper is not where he is supposed to be.
Yes, seriously, that is all that has happened since my last entry on this Stern, Swan and Anderson strip.
Kupperberg is joined by Joe Orlando and Fred Carillo on this Phantom Stranger story, which deals with channelling, the 80s fad in which psychics would get possessed by a spirit from a past life.
The medium actually manages to evoke an Atlantean warlord, who runs wild in the streets.
The Stranger manages to convince the warrior that he is in the wrong time, calm him down and send him back.
The story has a nicely cynical ending, the psychic has learned nothing from the events, and simply intends to exploit it for her own benefit.
Wolfman, Patton and Poston continue with the Nightwing an Speedy tale. Nightwing gets the best of Cheshire in their pub fight, and the assassin takes off
Cheshire returns home to find Roy captive. She is about to kill him when Nightwing bursts in for another round.
Cheshire flees, rather than get caught, but in doing so she leaves Lian behind, and Roy winds up with his daughter for the first time.