Action 616 – Green Lantern breaks out, Blackhawk learns the mission, Wild Pup gets a costume, Nightwing vs Cheshire, and Black Canary ends
Blackhawk has the cover for Action 616, but seems a bit too busy to face the audience.
David, Howell and Starr give the Green Lantern Corps a hallucinatory cameo as the story opens, with Hal trapped inside a yellow safe.
He scrapes off enough paint with the edge of his ring to be able to get a beam through, and attack it from the outside. Arisia is upset at how useless she feels in the situation.
We are introduced to Lillian Hawkes in this issue, the more demure sister, bossed around by Veronica.
We see the Freakshow, now with another member. Siphon, who had appeared in the previous issue alongside Castle, is finally named. Their boss sends them after Green Lantern.
Pasko and Burchett assemble the team in this Blackhawk chapter, as Chuck and Andre find Lady Blackhawk is now on the crew.
They are still awaiting Weng Chan, the former Chop-Chop.
Leslie explains the mission to Janos, to hunt for his wife, an aviatrix alongside Amelia Earhart, who vanished around Sumatra.
Collins, Beatty and Nyberg continue with the story of Wild Dog’s fan.
The boy puts together a Wild Dog outfit of his own, and goes out at night, searching for his hero.
As Wild Dog winds up in a tense armed standoff, Wild Pup approaches, eager to get in on the action.
Wolfman, Patton and Poston open this Nightwing solo story with a great shot of Speedy on his own. He has found Cheshire’s home, but she is not there, and he fights her mentor for nothing.
Cheshire is in London, following Nightwing, and attacks for the kill.
Wright, DuBurke and Marcos conclude the first Black Canary storyline. It actually is comprehensible, but overly complex, and told in a far more confusing fashion than was needed.
The art just adds to the melancholy mood. It doesn’t feel like much of a victory when the villain is dying of cancer.