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Review: Amazing Adventures #24

In the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, Killraven and crew fight to escape the High Overlord, mutants and human slaves. Writer Don McGregor delivers strong action and decent characterization, with journeyman art support from Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel.

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Review: Amazing Adventures #23

Killraven fights to free himself from Martian overlords and mutant rat creatures while his allies plan a rescue mission. The overarching story of Killraven and crew seems to be spinning its wheels, but this is still an enjoyable comic from the team of Don McGregor, Herb Trimpe and Frank Chiaramonte.

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Review: Skateman #1

A Vietnam veteran turned washed-out roller-derby star is inspired by his girlfriend’s murder to become Skateman. Neal Adams’ creator-owned hero anchors what might be the most shockingly bad comic book of the Bronze Age.

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Review: Americomics Special #1

The action heroes of the Silver-Age Charlton universe join together to stop the Manipulator and assorted other big bads. This one-off from the team of Dan St. John and Greg Guler would be an above-average fanzine but falls short as a professional comic-book outing.

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Review: The Fly #1

After a several-year hiatus, Thomas Troy is again able to rub the ring and resume fighting crime as The Fly! Stories in this issue do little to draw in new readers but feature nice art from the likes of James Sherman and Trevor Von Eden.

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Review: X-Men #107

Far from Earth, the X-Men face off against the mighty (familiar) Imperial Guard – and require some help from the Starjammers! An excellent swan song from Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum’s initial teaming on the all-new, all-different X-Men.

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Review: X-Men #106

Trapped in a fever dream, Professor X relives a previous battle between new X-Men and old. Marvel’s mighty mutants fall prey to the Dreaded Deadline Doom with this fill-in issue from Bill Mantlo and Bob Brown.

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