In the black corner... it's Batman and the Teen Titans, written by Bob Haney and drawn by Jim Aparo and Neal Adams, Brave and the Bold #102, "The Commune of Defiance".
In the orange corner... we have the Thing and Skull the Slayer, written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Ernie Chan, Marvel Two-in-One #35, Enter: Skull the Slayer and Exit: The Thing!
... DING DING DING!
Batman in the springtime... The season gives him the roving eye.
Ben Grimm finally returns to a more Mantlo-ish paradigm as expendable stuntman when he accepts a mission from his old Air Force mentor. That mission: To fly an experimental Bird of Prey through the Bermuda Triangle to find a long-lost jet full of bombs. He ends up in Prehistoric times, because comics. But this pocket of Prehistory has all sorts of flotsam and jetsam from across time, including T-Rexes he can punch, guest-stars from cancelled series he can argue with, and Aztec temples he can tumble down.
Trouble with a youth group that's taken over a run-down neighborhood? Call in the Teen Titans! The roll call includes Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid-Flash, Speedy, and instead of Lilith this time, Mal! Cuz you need an "urban" teenager to say "Dig!" at appropriate times. Batman's "generation gapers" don't use their previous tricks, going undercover in the gang and so forth, they just show up in costume as a show of respect, and do the Arthur Dent in front of the bulldozers along with the Aquarians when the time comes. Admitting temporary defeat, the Mayor gives them one month to fix up Barclayville. If it doesn't pass muster then, it'll have to come down. The Titans pitch in. Wonder Girl redecorates seniors' homes (of course she does). Kid-Flash super-sweeps the streets.
Who the hell is Skull the Slayer? Well, he's a Marv Wolfman creation (ah), whose series got cancelled after a brief 8-issue run (ah), and Marv obviously wanted to give his "Land before time" feature some closure (ok). Skull and his supporting cast are modern people lost in time, who argue a lot and yak yak yak about their back stories because even in 1977, no one remembered him. He's strong and fairly invulnerable, and admits to having a certain death wish that allows him to climb up into the jaws of death and fatally crack them.
There are two antagonist groups in the story. The first, the Young Aquarians, turn into allies, but we should cover them here anyway. Especially if they think of using violence against the establishment. If that's actually a working gun.
Back at the Dawn of the Marvel Universe, the Thing and friends are fighting the Jaguar Priest, his Aztec warriors, and his mind-controlled dinosaurs. Dude has a spear given to him by the "gods" that shoots flames and such, but what we really care about here is the dinosaurs.
Odds vs. Ends
From Brave and the Bold:
-Jim Aparo fell ill while drawing this issue, was replaced by Neil Adams. They could have done a lot worse! + 1 Bat-point
From Marvel Two-in-One:
-In connecting the 1975 Skull series to this story, some bits had to go. For example, some time has obviously passed and a character has died in-between issues.
Farewells and Scoring
The "terrible lizards" might have paid off, as Skull slays the Titans a burning close 19 to 18! Holy crap, there's suddenly hope for Ben as he narrows Batman's lead 7 to 3. More dinos next week! In fact, a lot MORE dinos!