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Review: Marvel Team-Up #54

Things go from bad to worse as Spider-Man finds himself imprisoned, with Hulk and Woodgod, within the mysterious Tranquility Base. Bill Mantlo’s script is just so-so, but the big draw here is a young John Byrne’s quickly improving art.

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Review: Marvel Team-Up #53

The Hulk stumbles across a deserted New Mexico town and soon comes to blows with Woodgod. Plus, appearances by Spider-Man and the X-Men! John Byrne gets his first crack at drawing Marvel’s merry mutants, but the results are less than spectacular.

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Review: What If? #21

Still bitter over losing his beloved Susan Storm to the Sub-Mariner, Mr. Fantastic brings the fight to Atlantis. Bill Mantlo serves up a decent sequel to What If? #1, with a little help from the art team of Gene Colan and Bill Wiacek.

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Review: Amazing Adventures #33

During a layover in what was once West Virginia, Killraven discovers a society of African-American separatists living underground. This strange mix of racially charged dystopian tropes is a tough read from today’s vantage. From the fill-in team of Bill Mantlo, Herb Trimpe and D. Bruce Berry.

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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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Review: Marvel Two-in-One #99

The Thing and Rom team to battle a coven of Dire Wraith witches and the reanimated armor of Firefall. A can’t-miss affair for fans of the spaceknight, from regular Rom writer Bill Mantlo and the surprisingly solid art team of Bob Hall and Kevin Dzuban.

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