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Fantastic Four #245

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The Invisible Girl returns home to find the FF defeated by a golden-haired man – a strangely familiar golden-haired man. John Byrne follows up his three-part Galactus epic with a powerful solo outing starring Susan Richards.

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Rom #15

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Rom ally – and potential love interest – Brandy Clark prepares to wed the Dire Wraith who secretly replaced her fiancé. This above-average issue from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema moves the series forward.

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Rom #14

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Rom is attacked by the Mad Thinker’s android while a backup tale sheds some light on an earlier spaceknight battle. A odd-and-uninspired pair of stories from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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Power Man #48

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A hostage situation forces Luke Cage to come after Misty Knight – something that doesn’t sit too well with Iron Fist. Changing social mores make this one a bit tone deaf today, but it’s hard to go wrong with the creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

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Rom #13

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An amnesiac Rom foils the Plunderer’s pirate plot. Plus: The first installment of “Sage of the Spaceknights!” An adequate outing from the regular Rom team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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What If #1

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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 penciller Jim Craig.

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Micronauts #12

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As the Micronauts move on from war, Acroyear finds himself in a blood feud with traitorous brother Shaitan. The original Micronauts creative tandem of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden turn in a final standout issue together.

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Giant-Size Defenders #1

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Clea’s efforts to reveal the Defender’s past to Valkyrie reintroduces the team to past perils. This Giant-Size outing features classic Golden and Silver age work from the likes of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Bill Everett and Steve Ditko, along with a gorgeous framing sequence penciled by Jim Starlin.

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Micronauts #11

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The Micronauts regather on Homeworld for a final battle with Baron Karza – with help from the Enigma Force! An epic conclusion to the first Micronauts story arc from the creative team of Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden and Al Milgrom.

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Micronauts #10

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The Micronauts appear to take heavy losses as they clash with Baron Karza’s Dog Soldiers over the Acroyear homeworld, Spartak. A fast-paced and particularly brutal outing from the Micronauts creative team of Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden and Al Milgrom.