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Micronauts #9

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The Micronauts flee Earth and end up on Acroyear’s homeworld – and under attack from the forces of Baron Karza! This return home to the Microverse bodes well for this sci-fi series, which remains under the guidance of writer Bill Mantlo and penciler Michael Golden.

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Micronauts #8

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The Micronauts and Baron Karza finally come to blows – with Earth as the battlefield! Plus, the debut of Captain Universe! A strong outing from the regular creative team of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden, this time joined by embellisher Bob McLeod.

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Micronauts #7

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Trying to catch their breath in the Everglades, the Micronauts instead encounter the smoldering touch of the Man-Thing! Writer Bill Mantlo ups his game a bit this issue, but the art – from Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein – isn’t as strong as previous outings.

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Machine Man #4

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Feed up, Machine Man takes the fight straight to Baintronics Inc. – and his old nemesis, Sunset “Madame Menace” Bain! Barry Windsor-Smith takes over full art chores (and co-plotting) for a strong conclusion to this grade-A miniseries.

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Micronauts #6

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With the help of their Earthling friend, the Micronauts escape H.E.L.L. and get the Endeavor back in the air. Bill Mantlo’s Micronauts stories still aren’t cracking the A-list, but Michael Golden’s artwork is looking fine.

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Devil Dinosaur #1

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Moon-Boy remembers the fateful night that first brought him and Devil Dinosaur together as brothers. Jack Kirby’s last new series for Marvel isn’t as bad as its reputation, but it’s not that great, either.

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Machine Man #3

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Baintronics’ forces track an escaped Midnight Wrecker to Sanctuary – leading to a showdown between Machine Man and Iron Man 2020. This strong series from Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith serves as an odd transition between the Bronze and Copper ages.

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Micronauts #5

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The Micronauts search for Bug brings them to Cape Canaveral – and into battle with crazy scientist Professor Prometheus. The art from from Michael Golden and Josef Rubinstein remains strong, but writer Bill Mantlo needs to up his story game.

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Machine Man #2

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Machine Man and his new friends flee from the robotic forces of Baintronics – a company owned by Madame Menace! This excellent revamp miniseries delivers a strong second issue from Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and an inspired Barry Windsor-Smith.

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Micronauts #4

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Baron Karza’s tyranny continues on Homeworld while, on Earth, the Micronauts search for Bug and begin repairs on their ship. This transitional issue by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden sets up future issues but offers little in the way of a main plot.