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Review: The Legion of Super-Heroes #291

The mysterious “Master” continues to gather power – from some of the Legion’s most formidable foes! “The Great Darkness Saga” continues with another strong chapter from Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt (marred just a bit by weaker art on the backup feature).

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Review: Marvel Team-Up #84

Shang-Chi joins the fray as Nick Fury, Spider-Man and Black Widow lead an assault against the compromised S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. The Marvel Team-Up super-spy saga reaches its penultimate chapter – and it’s another fine issue from the creative team of Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema and Steve Leialoha.

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Review: X-Men #98

The X-Men’s Christmas outing to Rockefeller Center is interrupted by the return of the mutant-hunting giant robots, the Sentinels! Great character work and dynamic art anchor this strong effort from Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum.

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Review: Ragman #2

Thugs keep looking for more than $2 million in missing loot – but find only pain when encountering Ragman. A fine followup to a great debut, again by the team of Bob Kanigher and the Redondo Studio.

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Review: Tarzan #210

Tarzan travels to America to reunite with his lost love, Jane – but will he arrive too late? The fitting final chapter of Joe Kubert’s excellent adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes.

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Review: The Legion of Super-Heroes #287

Chameleon Boy leads an ill-advised recon mission to the Khundian homeworld, while Mon-El and Shadow Lass investigate a forgotten evil world. Writer Paul Levitz pens a pair of strong stories, with Keith Giffen taking over lead art chores and outgoing penciler Pat Broderick setting up “The Great Darkness Saga.”

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