Okay, this is really one long connected story, which was very unusual for its time. The wedding, as we suspected, was totally bonkers. I’m glad the guys came around to supporting whatever Rita wanted, but I’m still not a fan of the world’s 5th richest man. I mean he did kind take her from her house against her will, ie kidnapped.
Lots of good stuff after that, including this fine adventure in the microverse. I thought they had sorta sidelined Rita for a bit, or at least underplayed her power. But she came roaring back as the the biggest butt kicker on the DP for multiple issues in a row.
Finished up with these issues, and I agree with @msgtv about how Rita really does some awesome stuff in these issues, even after getting married to Mento – surprisingly subversive for its time. I like how not only is there a continuing plot from issue to issue, but we see the characters slowly start to bond, like Cliff saying that Mento has guts for shrinking down to save Rita, or him being happy to see Beast Boy again. The whole domestic drama of Rita, Mento and Gar is also good – while Mento is clearly just doing it for Rita’s sake, her motherly affection to Gar is pretty nice.
Speaking of that whole shrinking incident, I wonder if the civilization in the atom in that issue is the same ones we see in the trailer for season 2 of the show, the pinkish aliens in the white room that threatens them with spears.
And speaking of the show, now I get what you guys were talking about in the WAL for Doom Patrol Patrol when Mento was talking about Ultimax! He looked so similar to another giant robot from earlier in the series that I just assumed that was the same one.