1993: Heavy Hitters Annual

Heavy Hitters Annual (1993) #1
edited by Tom Daning

Here! I’m lazy. These are the credits; apply them to the individual pages yourself.

So… there’s a framing story courtesy of Lawdog, which makes sense — he’s an interdimensional cop (sorta), so here we have a Eeevil Guy mixing up realities, which could make for some fun, I guess?

So realities are indeed mixed up, with a human dropping into the world of Feud. I had kinda assumed that characters from the different series would appear in other series, but that’s not the case here — it’s just some random human.

The story ends the only way the story could end, but it’s kinda fun. And would probably not mean much to somebody who hadn’t read Feud.

We get an Alien Legion short written by Carl Potts. He’s the original co-creator of The Alien Legion, but hadn’t written anything since the first couple of issues, I think? So he makes a (final?) return here… and weirdly enough, since he’s the editor-in-chief at Epic, this story doesn’t tie into the framing story at all: There are no interdimensional hi-jinx involved? Did I miss anything?

Weird. But I guess being the boss means you don’t have to follow the rules…

We get a perfectly pointless Trouble With Girls short…

… and a Spyke short that can best be described as “it is there”.

Potts shows up and hawks Epic’s current lineup, which includes few of the stuff included in the annual. So… was the point of the annual to get the thronging masses of fans of these five series to buy the next batch of Heavy Hitters mini-series?

I guess? But… wouldn’t it have made more sense to include some of the new series? Perhaps?

I have no idea.

I was unable to find any reviews of this book on the web, but that’s not surprising.

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