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Fantastic Four #237

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A disoriented alien falls in with a gang of small-time thieves – and finds herself facing off against half of the Fantastic Four. John Byrne’s legendary solo run on FF continues with this competent done-in-one tale.

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Wolverine #2

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Following a battle with the Hand, Wolverine and rebound love-interest Yukio invade the stronghold of a Japanese crime lord. A second strong chapter to the debut Wolverine miniseries from Bronze Age superstars Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

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The New Teen Titans #4

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Under the influence of the Fearsome Five, the Titans set off to destroy their mentors – the Justice League! Mind-control shenanigans minimize the emotional impact, but this big-battle issue from writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez is still an enjoyable read.

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Rom #5

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Rom and two human allies take refuge in a deserted house – a house possessed by an other-dimensional terror! This odd outing from the creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema offers more “What?!” than wonder.

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Dr. Strange Annual #1

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A quest to find Clea finds Dr. Strange embroiled in a plot for the future of the mythical Phaseworld. Marv Wolfman and P. Craig Russell’s tale strains against the confines of continuity, but its bolstered by Russell’s lush art.

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Fantastic Four #236

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The Fantastic Four wake to find themselves living normal lives in a tiny town — at the mercy of Doctor Doom! John Byrne delivers one of the best issues of his five-year run for this twentieth anniversary special, which also includes new material from creators Stan “The Man” Lee and Jack “King” Kirby.

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Wolverine #1

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In Japan, Wolverine finds girlfriend Mariko trapped in an arranged marriage – and comes to blows with her father, Lord Shingen. Bronze Age legends Chris Claremont and Frank Miller pair on the first – and still quintessential – Wolverine solo series.

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The New Teen Titans #3

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The Teen Titans go zero for two in battles against Dr. Light and the newly formed Fearful Five. The new villains are a bit of a motley crew, but writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez continue to gain traction on The New Teen Titans.

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Rom #4

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Rom battles human-turned-spaceknight Firefall while potential love-interest Brandy Clark tries to escape from Dire Wraiths. A solid-but-not-spectacular outing from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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The DNAgents #1

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Five artificial teens with superpowers are created as corporate assets – but may prove to have minds of their own! There are hints of something here, but Mark Evanier and Will Meugniot’s indie superhero book never quite connects with this lackluster debut outing.