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Review: Night Force #1

An increase in demonic energies in the Washington, D.C., area puts four strangers on the path to becoming Night Force. The legendary creative team behind Tomb of Dracula reunite, but the results – at least in this debut issue – fall short.

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Review: Tarzan #221

Tarzan’s continued clashes with the villainous Nikolas Rokoff lead the jungle king back to the wilds of Africa. An abundance of coincidences undermine this outing, making it one of the weaker issues of Joe Kubert’s Tarzan run.

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Review: Tales of Evil #2

A hideous-looking bog beast escapes from the La Brea Tar Pits to explore and study the human condition. This lead feature by John Albano and Jack Sparling has a spark of potential – but just a spark. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the rest of this poor-man’s EC.

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Review: Spider-Woman #1

Jessica Drew tries to settle into life in London, but it’s hard to get a job when you’re half spider! Marv Wolfman’s script is saddled with a back story both chaotic and confusing. But the art by Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga is decent and the character is appealing.

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Review: The Savage She-Hulk #1

When henchmen gun down lawyer Jennifer Walters, her cousin Bruce Banner saves her life with a “surprisingly” transformative blood transfusion. Stan Lee returned to writing for his first new comic book in several years, but this collaboration with John Buscema lacks spark.

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Review: Mars #1

After spending 10,000 years in hibernation with a terraforming crew, Morgana Trace awakes to discover the rest of the team missing. Despite hurried pacing, Mars is an interesting early work from one of the most unique creative duos in comics, Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel.

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Review: Daredevil #144

In need of a bodyguard, the Owl springs Man-Bull from prison. Unfortunately for them, the Man Without Fear has other ideas. This run-of-the-mill DD adventure by Jim Shooter and Lee Elias is competent but lacks any real spark.

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