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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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The Legion of Super-Heroes #288

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Legionnaires rush to save Princess Projectra and Karate Kid from their scheduled execution on Orando – but will they get there in time? The classic creative team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen get to work revolutionizing DC’s favorite 30th-century teens.

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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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Warlord #3

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On the hunt for a unicorn, Morgan is captured by lizard men who worship a recently arrived “god.” Following a quick origin recap, writer/artist Mike Grell delivers a well-executed, done-in-one tale.

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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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The Legion of Super-Heroes #287

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Chameleon Boy leads an ill-advised recon mission to the Khundian homeworld, while Mon-El and Shadow Lass investigate a forgotten evil world. Writer Paul Levitz pens a pair of strong stories, with Keith Giffen taking over lead art chores and outgoing penciler Pat Broderick kicking off “The Great Darkness Saga.”

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Machine Man #1

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A team of tech scavengers rescues a disassembled Machine Man from the scrap heap, introducing him to the year 2020. A surprisingly strong start to this Machine Man revamp brings Conan great Barry Windsor-Smith back to comics.

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Micronauts #3

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Still fleeing Prince Shaitan’s forces, the Micronauts find themselves engaged in a very public battle in Daytona Beach. There’s not much in the way of character building here, but the action – from the regular creative team of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden – is excellent.