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Review: Weird Tales of the Macabre #1

With Weird Tales of the Macabre, Atlas (Seaboard) was clearly looking to emulate Warren’s Creepy-and-Eerie formula. The short-lived company actually did a pretty good job of it, with nice art here from the likes of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Pat Boyette, Ernie Colón and others.

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Review: Hands of the Dragon #1

Following World War II, twin infant brothers – one good, one scarred – are raised in a monastery and trained in the fighting arts. There’s nothing shockingly original here as writer Ed Fedory and artist Jim Craig team for a kung-fu tale typical of the era.

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Review: Tigerman #3

Tiger-Man’s investigation of a string of suspicious suicides brings him to blows with an insane psychiatrist named Dr. Hypnos. This lackluster affair from Gerry Conway, Steve Ditko and Al Milgrom brings this Atlas (Seaboard) series to a close.

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Review: Scorpion #3

Moro Frost “dies” in World War II, but the Scorpion lives on to battle the Golden Fuhrer in 1975. Not horrible, but this revamp by Gabriel Levy and Jim Craig pales in comparison to Howard Chaykin’s version of the Scorpion.

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Review: The Barbarians #1

Ironjaw is captured by mutants, meets a wench, triumphs in the arena and learns a valuable life lesson about tolerance. And that’s just the lead feature. Sadly, the whole affair – including work by Gary Friedrich and Pablo Marcos – is a bit of a mess.

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Review: Ironjaw #4

When a beautiful minstrel is maimed by jealous thieves, a secret paramour and sorceress team to save the future Ironjaw! This final issue – by the creative team of Gary Friedrich and Pablo Marcos – is less offensive but still lacks likability.

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Review: Ironjaw #3

Astride his savage, snow-white unicorn, Ironjaw returns to his homeland of Amun-Rak – where betrayal and adventure await! While less misogynistic than previous outings, this issue from Michael Fleisher and Pablo Marcos still doesn’t offer much positive.

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