Micronauts (1979 1st Series) Annual comic books
Stories by Bill Mantlo. Art and cover by Steve Ditko. Three stories from before the Micronauts were formed are presented. "Time Stream." 11 pages. Commander Rann and Biotron arrive on a world protected by the Galactic Defender. A world with a macabre secret. "Coup." 11 pages. Baron Karza wearies of waiting to diplomatically take over rule of Homeworld, so he does it by force. This sends Princess Mari and Prince Argon into hiding. "Arena of Death." 11 pages. Acroyear and Bug fight to survive in Baron Karzas gladiatorial games. Also includes a 2 page pin up of all of the characters in the series so far. 48 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.75.
Cover by Steve Ditko. "The Terrible Toymaster". Story by Bill Mantlo. Pages 1-7 penciled by Rich Buckler. All other pencils and all inks by Steve Ditko. The mysterious Toymaster attempts to use toys modelled after the Micronauts to destroy the genuine articles. How does he know so much about our heroes? That remains to be seen. Includes 5 pages of pin ups by Steve Ditko. 48 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.75.