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Review: The Omega Men #1

The Omega Men lead a rebel takeover of the planet Slagg, then move on to Broot’s home world, Changralyn. This early direct-only outing from the team of Roger Slifer, Keith Giffen and Mike DeCarlo seems more interested in delivering gore than character building.

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Review: Questprobe #1

Against the backdrop of a peaceful world facing annihilation, the Chief Examiner comes to Earth to steal the Hulk’s power. An early, subpar effort at transmedia, from the team of Bill Mantlo, Mark Gruenwald and John Romita Sr. (working off a concept by John Byrne and game designer Scott Adams).

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Review: Emergency! #1

When radioactive material turns up missing during a fire at a chemical warehouse, paramedic John Gage leaps into action. This story by Joe Gill isn’t ready for prime time, and neither is the early art by John Byrne.

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Review: The Destructor #1

Jay Hunter’s criminal activities get his scientist father killed – but not before the old man helps him become a superhero. Archie Goodwin writes this debut issue, but it’s the art of Steve Ditko and Wally Wood that makes it a treat.

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Review: Weird Suspense #1

Eugene Lycosa lives with the curse of his ancestor, a count who stopped a tarantula cult at great personal cost. Starring a creepy “hero” who eats bad guys, Micheal Fleisher and Pat Boyette’s Weird Suspense is one of the better Atlas (Seaboard) debuts.

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