Marvel (September, 1993)“Punch-Out On The Intergalactic Express!” WRITER: Danny Fingeroth PENCILER: Anthony Williams INKER: Ian Akin COLORIST: Troy Sayers LETTERER: Bill Oakley EDITOR: Nel Yomtov
The Infinity Crusade crossover continues. The heroes have finally decided to do something, namely stop the Goddess and rescue the “converted” heroes. However, things are tense for everyone, which leads to a huge brawl that ends up damaging the ship. The heroes have to work together to save themselves. Back on Earth, Allegra goes to Chris for help to learn that he was kicked out and she isn’t welcome. But Broderick is continuing to attack his father’s old enemies, which includes Allegra and the Powells!
The art is still better than it has been (which is why I was sad to see the usual penciler would be back next issue) and the roughhousing was well drawn as well. However, this doesn’t do anything to move either the comic’s storyline or the Infinity Crusade’s along. While Chris is still brooding about not having someone to talk to in the civilian world about his superhero career, and the snippets of what’s going on at home while Chris is gone there isn’t much happening in this story and again it’s the crossover event that’s to blame. The story has to serve what’s going on when there’s the problem with Broderick, Chris’s family life, and the potential fate of Mike Powell and daddy Bazin. It’s sad that the best art this title has had in a while got stuck with this story while the regular penciler will be back, possibly with mulleted Chris (and Darkhawk if he could get away with it) back as well.
All that said, it was an interesting story, possibly if you were following the event, which I have not, but otherwise it’s just a fun fight between heroes (if you’re into that sort of thing, which I’m not) so I wouldn’t talk you out of getting it. It’s just not a must-own issue. But at least the heroes are doing something this time.