Action 622 – Superman threatens Green Lantern, Wild Dog ends, a Starman promo, the Secret Six on campus, and Blackhawk ends
Green Lantern may be cleaning up on Earth on the cover of Action 622, but is in outer space in the story.
Owsley, Bright and Marzan have Green Lantern travel through space on the trail of the beam that destroyed his lantern in this chapter.
There is some beautiful outer space art, and an entertaining series of memories of a meeting Hal had with Superman. Each time Hal remembers it, it becomes increasingly insulting, but that simply spurs his will.
Beatty returns, to join Collins and Nyberg as they wind up the second Wild Dog storyline. The serial killer woman is shocked to find that she has stabbed a child. And Wild Dog is more concerned with getting the boy to the hospital than stopping her.
She winds up willing to turn herself in, as it turns out, and comes to the hospital to watch over the boy. Which is probably a more re-assuring site than a man in a hockey mask.
Wild Dog returns later down the road.
No Deadman story this week. Instead, as a filler, there is a Starman story by Roger Stern, Tom Lyle and Robert Campanella.
This is the Will Payton Starman, currently in his own book. The Starman no one liked, as he was later to be known. There is little to this story, just an introduction to the character, really.
The Secret Six storyline swirls towards August Durant, from the original team, in this chapter by Pasko, Springer and McLaughlin.
The university plot, and the Washington DC plot, both connect when it comes to Durant. And aside from him and Carlo, none of the other members of the original team are really dealt with at all in this sequel.
Pasko and Burchett have a quick ending to this Blackhawk story. The team gathers and flees from the plantation, flying directly over a volcano.
The bad guy flies right into a eruption. The connection between the CIA and the Blackhawks is being forged during the flight, but all Janos notices is the dead aviatrix.