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Review: Rom #14

Rom is attacked by the Mad Thinker’s android while a backup tale sheds some light on an earlier spaceknight battle. A odd-and-uninspired pair of stories from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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Review: Superboy #199

Tyr’s disembodied, robot hand returns to free its master – and takes over Superboy in the process! That’s one of two so-so stories by Cary Bates this issue, both ably illustrated by future X-artist Dave Cockrum.

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Review: Superboy #198

The Fatal Five concoct a time-travel scheme to wipe out the Legion by neutralizing Superboy in the 20th century. The Legionnaires stretch out to fill this whole issue, their second as Superboy’s cover co-stars. Writer Cary Bates and artist Dave Cockrum again do the honors.

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Review: Superboy #197

The villainous Tyr kidnaps and brainwashes Timber Wolf, then sends him on a mission to execute the Legion! The 30th-century’s favorite teens earn cover co-star status with this issue, under the guidance of Cary Bates and rising star Dave Cockrum.

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Review: The Uncanny X-Men #164

The Brood continue to pursue the X-Men, but this time it’s Carol Danvers – now as Binary – who saves the day. This debut of Binary – from the creative team of Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum – has a mostly been-there, done-that feel.

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Review: The Uncanny X-Men #161

A comatose Professor Xavier relives his first meeting with his dear friend Magnus – AKA Magneto – 20 years prior. This issue – by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and Bob Wiacek – offers important back story at the expense of forward momentum.

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