First, I love the Steranko Hulk homage on the cover!
In “The Black Cat,” Michael Kerr is a Washington lobbyist funneling auto-maker money to congressmen in return for legislation in their favor. As a reward, he’s given a prototype smart car, one that seems to anticipate his every destination and is ready to take him there in a flash. Before long, friction develops between man and car that does not end well. As Kerr is quite unlikeable, that was okay with me.
“The Gold Bug II” takes place in space, where an astronaut is depending on his robot servant to some important work. I liked the art on this one, but found the plot a bit hard to follow.
Hunt Emerson’s “Poe and the Black Cat” two-pager is easy to follow, and as funny as usual.