Gary explains the change to B&W, and says, "NO, we are not just doing 1970's stories."
1970's Jim Starlin Captain Marvel / Warlock tribute. (Previously, Mighty Man had been done as a 1940's C.C. Beck Captain Marvel tribute.)
Letters from Robert J. Sodaro, Don Lawson, Chris Khalaf, El Sloano, Rick Griffith, and Ricky Olivares.
Gene Day Master of Kung Fu tribute.
Stan Lee-Jack Kirby "giant monster" comics tribute, as specifically written at the end "A tip o' the hat to Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck for all those great pre-hero Marvel monster comics."
House ad for Big Bang Comics (Image, 1996 series) #9 (March 1997) (appears at the bottom of the second page of letters).
1940's Bob Kane Batman tribute.
House ad for next issue, Big Bang Comics (Image, 1996 series) #8 (January 1997).