Saturday, May 9, 2009
Rudy Nebres provides the cover for this issue of Eerie, cover dated September 1982. The cover features the hero the Fighting Armenian, who makes his first Eerie appearance within.
First is the Rook in "The Fallen" by Luis Bermejo (art) and Budd Lewis (story). The Rook discovers that the world is going to end in 2011 unless he does something (yet he's traveled further than that in the future many times in stories past). He heads there and arrives at a outpost off the coast of Mexico. There an alien ship crashes, and a sleeping alien is found inside. The story ends just as the creature wakes up and escapes.
Second is "Space Force: Shipwrecked", the third story in this series. Art is by Paul Gillon while story is by John Claude Forest. A ship crashes on the shore, resuling in some refugees fleeing, chased by aliens, which Chris and some others help defeat. Heading inside they find many more robots with the face of Valerie, the woman who was sent out into space along with Chris. Our heroes then travel through the ocean, but are attacked by Lizard Men. Chris is injured and comes down with a disease, but due to Mara kissing him, not his injuries.
Third is "The Fighting Armenian" by Rudy Nebres (art) and Bill Dubay (story). This story is in color, but not the traditional color one is used to seeing in a Warren magazine. Instead its like someone tore 8 pages out of a color comic and put it in the middle of the magazine. Very poorly done. An extremely lame story as well, featuring a dumb Russian super hero who is recruited by a woman to save her husband, but it all ends up being a trap by her in order for some bad guys to get their hands on a scientist. The woman ends up being a man in the end. Oh yeah, and the Rook randomly appears as well. This character originally appeared in the Rook's magazine and thankfully would not appear in Eerie again.
Fourth is "Zud Kamish", the final story for this character. Art is by E.R. Cruz and story is by John Ellis Sech. In this story Zud goes after the assassin from the previous story who killed his son, lover and robot friend (seems like they died for real, something I doubted would be the case when the previous story ended given the rather light hearted nature of the series). The assassin meanwhile also swears revenge on Zud for throwing acid in his face in the previous part. The two do battle, eventually getting blown up by a grenade. Zud survives though, and runs his own adult book store, with no arms and legs left however.
Last is "Haggarth" by Victor de la Fuente (story & art). The man that Haggarth saved a few stories ago works with some of the amazonesses in order to obtain the stones he's looking for. Haggarth, Ethan and Eco run into some more Amazonesses themselves, but do eventually find the stones they are seeking. Haggarth wants to dump them and escape, upsetting Ethan. They do so, although Ethan still keeps one to himself.