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Review: Marvel’s Greatest Comics #40

The Fantastic Four joins the Black Panther in a battle to repel an invasion of Wakanda by Klaw. Much of Wakandan mythos is already present in this reprint of the Black Panther’s second appearance. From legendary Marvel Age co-founders Stan “The Man” Lee and Jack “King” Kirby.

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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: Ms. Marvel #1

Who is Ms. Marvel? Not even she knows – but that doesn’t stop her from battling the Scorpion! Carol Danvers gets promoted to superheroine status in this substantial-feeling debut from the team of Gerry Conway, John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

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Review: Fantastic Four #165

The inability to secure a bank loan sends the Crusader (né Marvel Boy) on a ferocious rampage seeking vengeance. Unfortunately, there isn’t a likable character to cheer for in this off-putting outing from the team of Roy Thomas, George Pérez and Joe Sinnott.

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