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Review: DC Comics Presents #61

Scientists from the future send a “murdermek” back to 20th-century Metropolis in an effort to stop OMAC from being born. This story from Len Wein, George Pérez and Pablo Marcos shares DNA with “The Terminator” – a full year before that classic movie’s debut.

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Review: What If? #1

In an alternate universe observed by the Watcher, a young Spider-Man becomes a paid member of the FF. The concept is stronger than the execution, with writer/editor Roy Thomas embracing his inner fanboy, aided by penciler Jim Craig.

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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 #4

When a beautiful minstrel is maimed by jealous thieves, a secret paramour and sorceress team to save the future Ironjaw! This final issue – by the creative team of Gary Friedrich and Pablo Marcos – is less offensive but still lacks likability.

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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: Ironjaw #2

Ironjaw saves a wench, becomes a sword for hire, threatens to rape his own sister, then becomes king. Whew. A surprisingly misogynistic outing – even for the ’70s – from the team of Michael Fleisher and Pablos Marcos.

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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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