THE YEAR WAS
The Legion of Living Bombs
Written by Will Erwin(writer and artist)
Smash Comics #14 - Pining for Madam Doom, Black X does the unthinkable and resigns. When he finds the woman, he finds that she has an explosive liquid which she makes her minions drink and then sends them on suicide missions, knowing they will explode and kill their victims.
Here are the pages I have of it.