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Review: The Batman Family #1

In the lead feature by Elliot S. Maggin and Mike Grell, Robin and Batgirl team to stop an invasion led by Benedict Arnold and Satan. Throw in a few reprints – including a Neal Adams Man-Bat story – and you’ve got a fine debut issue of The Batman Family.

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Review: Imagine #1

Like the Image comics of the 1990s, Star*Reach’s anthology titles like Imagine often let star artists experiment with writing – and the results could be just as self-indulgent. This issue includes work by Neal Adams, Marshall Rogers, Dave Sim and others.

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Review: World’s Finest Comics #204

Superman and a depowered Wonder Woman are swept into the future as a mechanical being tries to save the past. A dated lead story by the creative team of Denny O'Neil, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella falls short of the gorgeous Neal Adams cover, while a pair of reprints offer little added value.

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Review: Planet of Vampires #2

Astronaut Chris Galland and crew convince savage tribes of post-apocalyptic humans to unite against the “blood-sucking dome dwellers.” Not original and poorly scripted, this Atlas (Seaboard) comic from John Albano, Pat Broderick and Frank McLaughlin is still a lot of fun.

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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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