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Review: Amazing Adventures #30

The High Overlord is called before a forum of Martian masters to review an earlier debacle against the rebel Killraven. A lovely new framing sequence from artist P. Craig Russell almost makes up for this slapdash repackaging of a contemporary reprint. Almost.

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Review: Tigerman #3

Tiger-Man’s investigation of a string of suspicious suicides brings him to blows with an insane psychiatrist named Dr. Hypnos. This lackluster affair from Gerry Conway, Steve Ditko and Al Milgrom brings this Atlas (Seaboard) series to a close.

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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: The Barbarians #1

Ironjaw is captured by mutants, meets a wench, triumphs in the arena and learns a valuable life lesson about tolerance. And that’s just the lead feature. Sadly, the whole affair – including work by Gary Friedrich and Pablo Marcos – is a bit of a mess.

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Review: Ironjaw #3

Astride his savage, snow-white unicorn, Ironjaw returns to his homeland of Amun-Rak – where betrayal and adventure await! While less misogynistic than previous outings, this issue from Michael Fleisher and Pablo Marcos still doesn’t offer much positive.

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Review: Teen Titans #44

After an extended hiatus, the Teen Titans come back together thanks to a trap by Doctor Light. Following a nearly four-year break from publication, the Titans’ regular series resumes with this sub-par outing from the creative team of Paul Levitz, Bob Rozakis, Pablo Marcos and Bob Smith.

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