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Review: The Brute #3

A local police chief wants the Brute dead. Wait. No. No, he doesn’t. Oh. Stop. Yes, he does. Also: supervillain. This final issue is a mess of stereotypes masquerading as a story, from the team of Gary Friedrich, Alan Weiss and Jack Abel.

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Review: DC Comics Presents #61

Scientists from the future send a “murdermek” back to 20th-century Metropolis in an effort to stop OMAC from being born. This story from Len Wein, George Pérez and Pablo Marcos shares DNA with “The Terminator” – a full year before that classic movie’s debut.

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Review: The Man

A primitive man searches for food – and meaning – with the help of his good friend, Stick. This simple story from underground legend Vaughn Bodé is an early masterpiece of the graphic-novel form.

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Review: The Avengers #191

After losing a battle to the Grey Gargoyle, the Avengers must regroup before tracking him down for a rematch. John Byrne and Dan Green draw a fine Avengers, but this story from Roger Stern and David Michelinie is not on par with the era’s best work.

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Review: The Avengers #190

While defending against a government attempt to strip their security clearance, the Avengers are called to battle a stony menace. A sagging story by Roger Stern and Steven Grant doesn’t do justice to the excellent art of John Byrne and Dan Green.

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