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Review: Fear #20

After a brilliant rabbi biochemist fails to help Morbius, the living vampire clashes with a demon-priest. Though Morbius’ Fear debut isn’t that well executed, Mike Friedrich and Paul Gulacy’s work with the character shows potential.

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Review: Marvel Feature #1

Red Sonja investigates an ancient temple within the Darkwood and soon finds herself battling an “unhuman horde.” The lead feature by Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano is good, but the reprint backup – featuring art by Esteban Maroto, Neal Adams and Ernie Chan – is the real treat.

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Review: Ghost Rider #20

Daredevil and Ghost Rider team to save Karen Page from Death’s Head/Death Stalker and his minion, the Smasher. The conclusion of this two-part story – which started in Daredevil #138 – is not nearly as strong, despite having the same writer (Marv Wolfman) and artist (John Byrne).

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Review: Marvel Two-in-One #8

Miracle Man converts an American Indian reservation into Bethlehem in a plot to one-up God in the Immaculate Conception department. This typically madcap Steve Gerber outing fails to suspend readers’ disbelief, while the journeyman art from Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito does little to raise this Christmas tale out of the eggnog.

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Review: Giant-Size Creatures #1

A secret race of Cat People turns Greer “The Cat” Nelson into Tigra, a werewoman who must battle both Werewolf by Night and Hydra. Another winner from Tony Isabella, this one illustrated by the journeymen art team of Don Perlin and Vince Colletta.

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